you could put a whole colony of good-gene’d-clones on one continent and, provided half of them had been altered to be male, of course, they could breed no problems. inbreeding is only bad because it increases the likelihood that bad genes will meet. I read that about 6 years ago and never forgot it. see the types of things you learn by reading science fiction?
my slight obsession with Damian has mostly disappeared; I barely notice his prescence in the two lectures we share. it always happens. the reason I thought of it is today.. he always says hello when our eyes meet (I try not to meet eyes), and always uses my name. I never use names when greeting, usually because I don’t remember them. anyway, today he said Jess, instead of Jessica, even though I was introduced as Jessica.
I love to notice things like that, and how many ms people use in their hmmms. I usually use two ms, I think, three or more if the hmm-inducing-thought is very complicated.