X-Message-Number: 19140
Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 11:16:33 EDT
Subject: Stock & Grigg

Just a couple of quickies concerning John Grigg's report of the Stock 

1. Variances in individuals and populations--

Certainly there are quantitative (and sometimes qualitative) differences 
between species, between races or varieties or sub-species (breeds of dogs, 
for example), between families, and between individuals. Sensitivity about 
this is ridiculous and boring. I am Caucasian, but I believe the statistics 
that tell me Orientals on average are smarter. So what? Who cares? There are 
lots of people smarter than I am, and even more dumber, in all races. 
Eventually, everyone will be optimized, except those who choose not to be.

2. China and India together are likely to overpower us with brains in coming 
decades--unless we expand our efforts to bribe their best to come here. This 
could be critical.

Robert Ettinger
Cryonics Institute
Immortalist Society

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