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Comment Devolution (Score 1) 584

I have sometimes wondered if our ability to technologically compensate for previously fatal traits - like type II diabetes, say - means that we will encourage the growth of such undesirable traits through increased proliferation (e.g., spawning of child processes).

Also consider the up-tick in dangerous or non-neurotypical conditions in the first world (i.e., US) versus the third world: lower fertility rate, peanut allergies (does ANYBODY over 30 remember not bringing peanut butter to school?), and Autism-spectrum reorders.

(Most importantly, ObB5:
Ambassador Londo Mollari: [wincing] You haven't changed.
Timov: You have. You've devolved.
)

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