Aug 19, 2019 3:05 PM
Atennesi Cohen in Kith
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"Oh dear."

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"Yep. And the people who get made can make people too, and have not always been made to be, themselves, very responsible custodians of the people they make..."

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"There's something to be said for a system where producing another human being requires nine months of chronic illness."

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"I mean, I don't actually love that part, I'd rather things be easy and just not done stupidly, but barriers to entry can do some of the work of responsibility."

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"I won't deny that there are bad parents or that your system sounds more overall convenient, but I do think it's a silver lining that there isn't anywhere I can think of where you have to be that kind of careful about what's on your plate."

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"I'll grant you that. Reproducing humans are not agriculturally efficient."

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"We're so much harder to keep under control than any other animal and herbivores are way more pasture-to-food efficient." 

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"So there's one thing we don't need to worry too much about right now, at least."

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"--Do you know if these people know about prion diseases?"

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"I don't believe so but I don't have full medical state of the art from there. I think they're behind here in general on tech and medicine and such, but with less of the increased mortality you'd expect because everyone can start really healthy and responsible with contaminants."

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"Yeah...anyway, not exactly the lowest-hanging fruit." 

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"Agreed."

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