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Comment author: Caledonian2 03 January 2009 08:18:37PM 3 points [-]

My own complaints regarding the Brave New World consist mainly of noting that Huxley's dystopia specialized in making people fit the needs of society. And if meant whittling down a square peg so it would fit into a round hole, so be it.

Embryos were intentionally damaged (primarily through exposure to alcohol) so that they would be unlikely to have capabilities beyond what society needed them to.

This is completely incompatible with my beliefs about the necessity of self-regulating feedback loops, and developing order from the bottom upwards.