[extropy-chat] ethical issues with children

Anders Sandberg asa at nada.kth.se
Mon Jan 22 00:08:57 UTC 2007

Robert Bradbury wrote:
> But Amara's point is well taken.  Dolls do not generally produce an
> expertise in chemistry.

My birthday gift to my niece will actually be yet another doll, one that
might be good for chemistry:
She already has Plato (he likes to drive her big yellow tractor).

But I can hardly wait till I get a chance to show her the
vinegar-bicarbonate reaction in the kitchen. Not to mention doing

Another fun game I have started to play with her is association games: I
say something and throw her the Mars pillow, she responds with the next
item in the series and throws it back. 1-2-3-4-5-..., A-B-C-D-... are
obvious. But I plan to add a few others, like alpha-beta-gamma-... and
maybe hydrogen-helium-lithium-...

I love being the crazy uncle.

Anders Sandberg,
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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