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Comment: Re:Great news (Score 1) 268

by ChrisMaple (#47885957) Attached to: Massive Study Searching For Genes Behind Intelligence Finds Little

Practical human genetic alteration is coming closer to actual use. Intelligence is important and valuable to humans. Finding what genes, groups of genes, or interactions between genes, affects intelligence will be useful in enhancing intelligence and avoiding mental defects. If race correlates with intelligence after environmental affects are accounted for, then that provides some clues in the search for genetic intelligence enhancement.

Yes, race has been used by people to ameliorate their feelings of inferiority, and race has been used by people to gain destructive political power. That doesn't mean there's nothing of value to be learned by the study of race and intelligence.

Comment: Re:"they will need to pay the publisher" (Score 1) 101

by ChrisMaple (#47885741) Attached to: Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission
I would argue that the purchase of a book brings with it the right to read that book. If the book is destroyed, the right to read it is not destroyed along with the book. However, if the book is sold or given away, the reading right follows the book.

Slowly and surely the unix crept up on the Nintendo user ...