[ExI] article about Rafal and his daughter

Rafal Smigrodzki rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 03:30:36 UTC 2022

On Thu, Jun 23, 2022 at 8:58 PM Gadersd via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> I should clarify that I approve selecting one embryo over another if there
> is a very significant genetic downside with one such as down syndrome.
> Selecting one embryo over another for a very slight improvement irks me for
> previously mentioned reasons.

### Let's say you are faced with two possible courses of action:

A) Results in X% risk of disease, trivial or severe, or inconvenience or
other unpleasantness afflicting your child
B) Results in X+1% risk of risk of the above outcomes

Assume the costs of either action are the same and there is no impact on
you or third parties except through the different effects on your child.

Are you telling me there is a plausible situation where taking option B is
preferable to option A? Under what ethics?

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