Trolling for Geniuses (Yo! Picasso!)

Sej Mac skring at banet.net
Fri Jul 17 12:47:34 EST 1998


Craig Burley wrote:

> Sej Mac <skring at banet.net> writes:
>
> > We
> > do not have the accute senses, for one thing, and I suspect the corpus
> > collosum in prehistoric males was as large and as well developed in males,
> > then, as they are now in females.  Also, our male fertility is giving out
> > species wide.  Down some 50% I hear.
>
> Surely the two are related?  As we become less aware of our immediate,
> tactile surroundings and more interested in our "civilized, artificial
> life", doesn't it make sense that we spend less time procreating and
> more time posting USENET articles like, well, this?

7K years could bring about the sort of genetic mutations I mentioned;  The
existence of the Net, even TV, has been in only one generation.  Granted, this
century has been hardest of all, and most pervasive of all, on the human
organism, and yes, we will see some major horrors down the pike a bit---if we
last that long!

>
>
> ;-)
>
> --
>
> "Practice random senselessness and act kind of beautiful."
> James Craig Burley, Software Craftsperson    burley at gnu.org






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