Re: poly: Missing Sperm Donors

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Tue Jan 13 1998 - 12:19:39 PST

Robin Hanson writes:
> Surprisingly, there is more demand for sperm than supply,
> and donors are paid $45 per sample! This is strikingly
> contrary to standard evolutionary notions of men striving
> to spread their sperm far and wide.
> The analogy between cryonics (life via heads in liquid
> nitrogen) and sperm donation (genetic progeny via sperm
> in liquid nitrogen) seems tempting. In both cases the
> use of weird technology seems to prevent people from cheaply
> obtaining what they otherwise spend great sums attempting
> to obtain.

I know of one Extropian who became a sperm donor to have lots of
children without having to raise them himself. So, once again, there
are Extropians who lead in being "crazies"....

Received on Tue Jan 13 20:15:40 1998

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