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“Guys have always been cheating. Period. ... I'm just glad they didn't have steroids when I was playing. I'm not sure what I would have done."
—Hall of Famer Bob Gibson, in 2009. This quote was recycled by HOF voter Jeff Fletcher, who claims that he’s “not going to try to retroactively clean up a sport that showed no interest in keeping itself clean.” (Jeff Fletcher, Orange County Register)
because the intelligent tend to breed with the intelligent
It was society’s way of saying that we want to pay to see incredible athletic performance on the playing field, but it still has to conform to specific notions of “fair.”
Not all peoples are squeamish about eugnenics
There's virtually no chance that genetic modification of humans is ever legal in Western countries except to fix detectable disabilities. We'll be lucky if we're allowed to use it for that. It's unfortunate but true, because in democracy the ignorant majority rule. Equally sadly, part of the reason it will be illegal is that if it was legal, there would be a great deal of social pressure for insurance companies to be forced by law to cover it, for precisely the economic reasons jdennis mentions. So the insurance lobby will make sure it's illegal.
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