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Friday, January 30, 2009

55 Flash Fiction - Tim & Sal #14

"Eugenics, do you think that they can be used still to improve our species?"

"All desirable attributes have been expressed, only recombination remains."

"But, the strife between cultures..."

"Will be bred out, by the strongest of desired traits."

"How long will that take?"

"Several generations."

"That's all?"

"Not your generations, I meant several of ours."

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At Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10:33:00 AM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

This is so full of hope, even though the goal seems far.

I hope it will be sooner than surmised.

Maybe if people like you make all aware, it could be ushered in sooner than expected!

O for a time, when Mankind as a whole will co exist in peace and harmony! It would be Utopia come true!

At Friday, January 30, 2009 at 10:55:00 AM EST, Blogger ivan $visitorIP said...

Years ago, I read The Biological Time Bomb by Gordon Rattray Taylor.

I thought it was dull. But I should have read it again.

Seems Taylor could see it coming from way back in l969.

At Friday, January 30, 2009 at 7:11:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

:) Mona,

   /yuˈtoʊpiə/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [yoo-toh-pee-uh]
1. an imaginary island described in Sir Thomas More's Utopia (1516) as enjoying perfection in law, politics, etc.
2. (usually lowercase) an ideal place or state.
3. (usually lowercase) any visionary system of political or social perfection.
< NL (1516) < Gk ou not + tóp(os) a place + -ia -y 3

(note the bold etymology.)

At Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 9:33:00 AM EST, Blogger ivan $visitorIP said...

The Mafia will usurp the project and send us all to The Flying Island of Laputa.

At Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 12:41:00 PM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

& what will Mafia do with it exactly? Use it to control the world?

Then How will a Species that is supposed to be 'improved' act in favor of the Mafia ?

Will they make them into slaves like the better generation was made in the time of Moses?

Then again, how can it be guaranteed that the recombination won't re mutate into something corrupt once again?

Since Change is a permanent feature of life it is possible it might happen...

And wherever Life is , polar opposites are bound to exist in some form...

Even the Utopia if Heaven has a Hell as its opposite..

At Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 12:43:00 PM EST, Blogger Mona $visitorIP said...

Ivan, That species is moving towards improvement has been seen since the time of Darwin...

At Friday, February 6, 2009 at 9:18:00 AM EST, Blogger Shadow $visitorIP said...

damn, practice, practice, practice, and last time i looked, practicing was fun.......

At Friday, February 6, 2009 at 7:48:00 PM EST, Blogger Charles $visitorIP said...

Hi Shadow,

If my assumption is correct, do you mean breeding?

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