Blade Runner - I don't understand
An unfair advantage? Ridiculous! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6898504.stm I'd say that is extremely unfair to him. Give the chap credit for his feat.
Interesting. I think even if it is an advantage, perhaps let him compete anyway.
Others have an advantage because they were born with powerful legs and a will to run.
Let me ride a bicycle on the 800 meters and I will beat them all.
July 14th, 2007 5:47am
If they allow him - how long until able-bodied athletes get their lower limbs amputated?
I can't wait to see that, BillX. It will definitely PROVE that humans are willing to sacrifice their humanity.
July 14th, 2007 10:12am
> It [able-bodied athletes get their lower limbs amputated] will definitely PROVE that humans are willing to sacrifice their humanity.
Surely, the human soul is located in the feet.
designing a pair of running springs for people with legs and feet may be more practical.
Just invent a new sport, "springy-metal-feet running". Everyone can play, and everyone is on equal *footing*!
Next - flippers for the swimmers so having big feet is no longer such an unfair advantage.
It would be more fair to calculate the average foot area and then cut off toes as needed to equalize.
Didn't Vonnegut have a short story where the good looking had to wear masks, the strong had to wear weights, the smart had to wear headphones blaring noise, and so on?