Re: Dangers of human self-modification

From: Thomas Buckner (tcbevolver@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 19:03:18 MDT


--- Samantha Atkins <samantha@objectent.com> wrote:

>
> > Your old sense of taste was fine-tuned and
> integrated into your sense
> > of pleasure and pain, happiness and disgust, by
> natural selection.
> > Natural selection also designed everything else
> keyed into those
> > systems. If you pick new senses, do they make
> sense? Does the
> > pattern subtly clash with the pattern of systems
> already present?
>
(...)
 Again, why
> play this game around something as mundane as taste?
> Why pretend I
> intend things I do not? If there is a subtle
> layer beneath this
> approach I am missing then please speak more
> plainly. On the face of
> it this is bordering on the absurd.
>
> - samantha

I heartily recommend Diane Ackerman's book A Natural
History of the Senses. Great, great book.
>

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