Now I've Put My Foot in It

On ideology and "sex change," here. (This is the piece I mentioned was coming.)


  1. Have you seen Bryan Caplan's argument for genetic engineering? He says it's reproductive freedom.

    1. I haven't. But I am not surprised.

    2. As someone who is pro-choice, it seems like a total non-sequitur. In that case, a person would be screwing around with what the fetus will be post-viability. Then again, a lot of Caplan's reasoning has never seemed totally together to me.

      I do not like the idea of playing God with humanity's genetic make-up. I get the feeling that such genetic engineering would done for the benefit of research or parents instead of children themselves. It's funny because libertarian premises could lend itself easily to a worldview that is okay with the central conflict in The Island.

  2. I've always loved the opening narration from Gone Baby Gone: "I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those."

    People who think they can choose everything put themselves permanently at odds with reality.


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