From: Philip Jonkers (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 28 Jan 2003 - 18:32:51 GMT
Welcome to the age of information Kenneth! :-)
>Hi Phil, Ray,
>Yes, interesting indeed, but my first impression was one of doubt.
>Not with the article itself, the researchers are probably right, and I won
>argue their assumptions.
>What I do want to point out is the fact what you can read; or don 't read
>between the lines.
>Like the sentence, ' people with a particular version of the gene.... etc'
>makes me shiver. Again this is dividing people in categories, you have
>the gene, your memory is worse... you have to go left, the 'good', sane
>ones go right, that kind of stuff.
>I know, that was not the researchers their intend, but I have always
>questioned such elaborations.
>They ' found ' genes for homosexuality, for violence, for smoking, for
>drinking, and now, seemingly one for ' memory- loss '.
>In the long run, such knowledge can be hazzardess to the individual
>who has the defect.
>How far can the right to ' know ' go !?
>And in the other sense, to what point reaches your own responsibility
>if you apply the right ' not to know ' !?
>Will you, as a parent, take your responsibility and tell your kid that
>high school is out of the question because it has a genetic defect con-
>cerning its memory !?
>Best regards though,
>By the way, Philip, you can get, for free, a rapport on ' Testing of people
>but I suppose for our co- memebers only in Dutch...
>Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
>and ask for the brochure ' Zit het in mijn genen ' and the rapport of the
>conference ' Testing of people '.
>I am still waiting for my copy.
>Maybe for our co- members.... you can check out the webpages of the
>De Koning Boudewijnstichting, don 't know the url...
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