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Happy Earth Day!
Some of my highlights from "Well Past Chance," add yours:
Myth...refers us forward... Myth will become reality...
...let every reader reach the country of her innermost need. In the margin, next to "travel freely," the Berber woman has written "scares some people." "Innermost" is circled.
She found him vaguely messianic, but neither the thug- gish Edward Teller nor the grandiose Craig Venter that scared or envious reporters made him out to be. Weld knew plenty of researchers like Kurton. She'd gone to school with them... These men had simply accepted science's latest survival adaptation-- salesmanship.
Thassa's gift had little to do with molecules; on that, Candace was ready to bet her own well-being. The Kabyle had found something about how best to be alive.
Two-fifths would enhance their children, with the number rising every year.
If the future is not your destination, now might be a good time to disembark.
The writer's thought is so dense that every clause tries to circle back for another try...
The novelist's argument is clear enough: genetic enhancement represents the end of human nature...And for Earth Day,
...joking about the boon of planetary climate disaster. It's exactly the day on which to start the future's next blank page.
We're tuned by a billion years of natural engineering to the flashing Now, designed to be dead blind to exactly the kind of huge, slow, incremental changes that will kill us...