Re: Uses of cloning

Samael (
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 10:51:29 -0000

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From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> To: <> Date: 18 December 1998 10:31
Subject: Uses of cloning

>The interesting one for me would be dumping 200 Einsteins into the
>populace and seeing what happened. The massive necessity of this logic
>must have somehow been lost on the rest of the human race, insofar as
>women haven't flocked to that sperm bank for geniuses someone started.
>I mean, I know that genius isn't heritable, but the kids aren't likely
>to be dumb either. Geez, give your kid a minimum IQ of 130, is that so
>much to ask? In retrospect, wouldn't you rather have had those
>Nobel-winning genes? So nobody will take advantage of the powers of
>cloning, either.

But some people would much rather be strong than smart (in fact, by the way the world seems to work, vastly more people are into sport than are into intelligence based activities). So people are taking advantage of this rather than of becoming an einstein.