RE: Dangers of human self-modification

From: Philip Sutton (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 09:22:05 MDT

Hi Ben,

> Two things could come from genetically engineering of wise humans:
> 1) a vastly greater incidence of individuals as wise as the
> maximally-wise humans on Earth today
> 2) the creation of humans who are 2 or 10 times as wise (yeah I know, we
> have measurement problems here) as any human alive today

What could a practical genetic engineering program do to enhance
human wisdom??

It's not that I oppose the notion per se. And it's not just that such a
program would be exceptionally difficult to do. It's just that I have a lot
of trouble working out what the program would try to do tangibly. ie.
what the connection path between genes and wisdom?

Can you tell me how would *you* would envisage we could enhance
*wisdom* via genetic engineering??

Cheers, Philip

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