June 13, 2012


An armed society is a polite society.

-- RAH, 'Beyond This Horizon (1942)

Teenage Mob Attacks Couple on Chicago Subway Over iPhone

The teens had just stolen the manís 27-year-old female friendís iPhone 4S. She had dropped the phone, and a teen had picked it up and taken it for himself.

The man told the teen to give his wife her iPhone back. But they instead began punching him in the face.

Quote of the Day Posted by JohnGalt at June 13, 2012 5:40 PM

Beyond This Horizon is one of my favorite Heinlein works. It also explores the morals and consequences of human genetic engineering, which is something we are poised to experience for ourselves in the next few years.

Posted by: Robert at June 14, 2012 12:46 PM

Here's one possible example of human genetic engineering in our future. Did you have a different one in mind?

Posted by: johngalt at June 14, 2012 2:29 PM

Heinlein (and I) had in mind bigger, stronger, smarter and healthier...sorta a polaropposite of THAT. :)

Posted by: Robert at June 14, 2012 3:26 PM


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