Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Annihilating the BiPolar gene.

My post on Sunday ( psychiatrist with BiPolar) generated quite a lot of interest.

So, in response to some of the comments, here are some excerpts from Kay Redfield Jamison's book - "Touched with Fire". Both excerpts are about the question of sterilizing people within whom the BiPolar gene is found (how genteel!)

And just to correct things - Dr Jamison is not a practising psychiatrist but "is an American professor of psychiatry and writer who is one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder" as per Wikipedia


  1. Anonymous15 May, 2007

    It doesn't seem that the question was answered. Only more questions asked and a partial bargaining option offered.

  2. dood man drop this old sqool shi7 man like jamie lee redfield whatevah is baby boomer beeper story worthy of support circles where people go to join hands in collective whining!

    how about you friggin get with SFjane@youboob and help her raise some dough for a meditation center geared towards managing mental funnyness using no crappola drug:z?

    mebbe there's enough dough in you to stop worrying about that friggin beach house of yours as well and who can tell, one day you may even have enough money to vacation in sandy eggo!

    not that i would wanna waste more than 5.8 min sippin gin & juice with you at starbux...

    ps: keep up teh good fight, you're winning. or losing. tertum excluded or so says dirichlet's crocodile placed in the n+1-th box!

  3. what willbefine i wish you had a blog dood and you were a girl, you are soooooooo headbangingly funny. i mean not like in this here comment per se today, but in general, you dig?

  4. Anonymous15 May, 2007

    If the Bipolar gene was eradicated, at what point in time would another mutate back into a Bipolar gene ?

    Would the mutated gene then become tripolar or multipolar ?

    Conversely those with the Bipolar gene removed could become super depressed or super zombie.

  5. Anonymous16 May, 2007

    z0tl, I like to dig holes for myself a plenty but that is as much as my spade work extends to.

    I am pleased you are my number one fan and I can provide you with an exclusive now. I am a pre-op transvestite who will be constructing a Blog on my imminent operation, “A cut above the rest”.

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  7. Sorry BPG - phrased my previous comment badly. Let me rephrase it. Probably long before they ever identify the bi-polar gene/genes they will have learned to manipulate undesirable genes in a fetus and to remove those unwanted illness in the womb rendering all this discussion irrelevant:P. Then the choice will be prenatal surgery on a chance of bi-polar developing? or go ahead and risk it:P

  8. I can't believe there's still people out there, who consider sterilization a viable way of preventing genetic illness.

    Unfortunately this matter will continue to crop up for as long as man continues to believe that he's more clever than nature.

    Nature made sure that genetic deviations will always be a part of our life, no matter how we try to prevent it.

    I think someone is trying to tell us something.

  9. ahhhh willbefine, i'm all wet now, ah once spent 1 night with a postop trannie that was so perfect in every way you could absolutely not tell he wasn't b0rn woman.

    ps: fake boobs here in cali outweigh the real ones.

    pps: nothing happened coz i wasn't advanced enough back then to get over the conditioning.

    ppps: i no you kidding, but if you're not, oh i'm in love already pending chemical analysis on pheromones you include with a nekkid picture signed in blood.

    yo bpg, aren't you happy at least we're paying attention to what the hell you be talkin about in yo bloggie?

  10. In spite of z0tl's discursiveness I'll attempt to stick to the point. Having visited Auschwitz I think it's safe to say that the Nazis simply exterminated anyone they didn't like. Bipolar illness was merely a blemish in the gene pool to them. As far as I'm concerned Canadian society's already done it's best to sterilise this here bipolar sufferer by encouraging young women to stay single and abort the foetuses of any potential father who can't buy them a mansion. I don't have enough fingers to count all the female friends and acquaintances in their late thirties and beyond who have not yet given birth. So it goes. What's scary is it's starting to happen in South Korea too.


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