Re: ; - )Neanderthal Miracles

Ira Brodsky (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 19:04:57 -0600

Jason Cikaluk,

>This "sex is obsolete" thread reminds me of an old original Star Trek
>episode. It was the one where 3 highly advanced beings held their
>consciousness in spheres for thousand of years, waiting for someone to
>come and help build android bodies for them.
>One line I remember, from the being Sargon, was "There was a time in our
>history where we dared think of ourselves as Gods." :)
>They wanted to assume physical form in order to reexperience the
>pleasures of physical touch & intimacy.
>I hope a post-human state of existence gives us a choice to experience
>the pleasures of life in all forms.

Yes, there have been many Star Trek episodes that suggest regret towards
scientific progress, loss of innocence, and other such nonsense.

My favorite character was always Mr. Spock. The only thing I didn't like
about him was his "human" side. McCoy -- with his incessant ridiculing of
logic -- was annoying.

The Voyager series is particularly obnoxious with its characters who
worship their primitive ancestors, it's ever-present cultural diversity,
and routine depiction of aliens as humans with birth defects. I will be
very disappointed if political correctness is still in vogue four hundred
(?) years from now.

Ira Brodsky
Datacomm Research Company
Wilmette, Illinois