Now that you're asking, no. I know a couple of adults and teens who are in some way handicapped, and they absolutely don't like it. The families of those teens are suffering under the handicap of their child and I've heard from many of them that they would do anything to have a normal, healthy body. Is that asked too much?Originally posted by TWTCommish
Are you a moron, Elledan? Haven't you ever known a handicapped person who was glad to be alive in spite of their ailment?
Ah, so being born is everything what counts, eh? How about children who have such a low IQ that they're hardly more than plants? I know one guy who is like that. The only thing he can do by himself is drooling. His parents are obviously suffering. I don't wish anyone to get such a child because it's more a punishment than anything else.Of course I don't enjoy it -- but it's better than never being born. Like I said: why not stupid people, too? Plenty of handicapped people get more out of life than some unintelligent people.
Thanks to people like you the Human race is doomed. Is a future without handicapped people a bad future? By your standards it is.In short: your theory is complete crap. Refining who reproduces and why is a sick idea that will never, ever, ever work. Ever.
Humans and apes both have the same ancestor, 'nuff said.Holy crap, you really don't get it, do you? Ya know, statistically, you should have been able to GUESS correctly by now...but no, you even defy the odds.
We are similar to apes...as a result, we've created a group of creatures we call primates. We figure that, seeing as how we move and act in similar ways (and have a similar makeup), we should categorize ourselves with them. This is a decision man has made based on the similiarities we have to apes. However, it does not mean they are truly in the same class as we are...it does not mean they should have the same rights. As you'll full well notice, there is a enough difference between apes and humans that we have complete control of all and they have control of virtually nothing.
Ah, so the opinion of the majority is worth more than that of one single individual? I bet Galileo would have agreed with you. Or maybe not...Don't we share more common DNA with pigs than we do with apes anyway? Oh, and I'll tell you what is really pathetic: a teenager who's convinced that 99% of the people that have come before him are wrong, that he's got it all figured out and has it right, and who actually references Star Trek in a philosophical discussion.
FYI the political and economical system used in Star Trek is Socialism, with parts from Communism. I do agree with many parts of those systems, so my answer is positive.You never did answer: are you one of those types who thinks that Star Trek is a reasonable model for our society?
It's an effective system, much more effective than democracy and capitalism can ever become.