BFFC Chrys wrote:
I think that many private companies do have the technology, but they have to keep it secret for legal purposes. At least that's what I've gathered from the news.
As a matter of fact, women have a much greater ability to tolerate pain than men do, and although we may not be as physically strong, we have the problem-solving skills to make up for it. Throughout nature, it has always been females who are responsible for building society. Or at least that's what the evolutionists say.
Just anectdotal evidence: When I worked in the hospital doing hands on nursing, particularly in the gastro suite where everyone who walked through the door got an IV first thing - Of the folks who had bad reactions to needles and pain: Men at a rate of about 5 men to every woman treated tended to (a) pass out when seeing the IV hook up, of (b) pass out when getting hit with the IV and (c) tended to require a tremendous amount more pain medication (not due to differences in body surface area). We used to joke, the bigger they were, the harder they fell.
Then again, I have met some females in my life who'd swoon over breaking a nail. A few of them served with me in the Army. Go figure. (BTW, Mandaloran Spy, there are a ton of chicks in the Army. )
As to strength, it depends on the being. I'm 5'9", the average height of a man. And I'm fairly strong, but a man my size would have more upper body strength, myself, more mid and lower body strength, and that's due to physiology. But, if you watch the MetRx strong women and strong man competition, there are some damn tough women who could powerlift the average dude. And those guys? Holy moly, are they strong. As to nurture, I know women who coudln't nurture a plant successfully, let alone a society, and I know men who have more mother insticnt than my girlfriend who's a stay at home mom.
I think it takes both sides to tango and ultimately get the job done. Especially as society grows in numbers, and becomes more diverse. It's easy to generalize, but we all know folks who break the mold.
Besides, we all know the most dangerous adversary is the one who uses brains. Cunning, brains and skill will outdo brawn any day. And those things are not gender specific.
As to the cloning: I can tell you, I think we're damn close. I've been seeing a fertility MD for the last year, and the things I've learned that science can do to create life is impressive, and frightening. My husband nick named our physician Dr. Frankenstein, with good cause. Chrys, I agree, there's someone out there on the edge of technology and biology who can do more than they're letting on.
Last edited by Ursula (Saturday, May 20, 2006 2:38 pm)