Reproducing (was Re: are there smart drugs)

Brian D Williams (
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 12:23:23 -0700 (PDT)

From: "Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)>

>> Blaming the women??? Every single smart guy I have met has the
>>attitude that bringing a child into the world would be wrong
>>because of over-population!!! And the idea of 'doing it' with a
>>guy less intelligent than myself, makes me want to vomit.
>> Smart women like smart men. Don't blame the women if the men
>>don't knock them up.

>There are two people involved in that choice...

>This is a very distressing phenomenon, and probably more important
>to the future than its lack of discussion indicates. Personally,
>I think one of the most valuable contributions any of us could
>make to the future is to breed like rabbits, and fight harder to
>blast the silly myth of overpopulation that prevents otherwise
>intelligent men and women from doing the same.

Yes, the danger is that if the intelligent don't reproduce at a high enough rate they will be a minority, but it is also true that if they reproduce only in sufficient numbers their offspring will have a better chance amongst the general population. Superior nurturing over superior numbers.


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