Can we cure congenital stupidity?
Gene Therapy: A Threat to the Deaf Community?
Members of the signing Deaf community argue that research which aims to eliminate or cure deafness is a form of cultural genocide. The argument goes like this: the use of gene therapy to cure hereditary deafness would result in smaller numbers of deaf children. This, in turn, would reduce the critical mass of signing Deaf people needed for a flourishing community, ultimately resulting in the demise of the community.
I suspect some of these idiots are less concerned with preserving their alleged “community” than with preserving their Social Security disability checks.
Added: Well… Let me be fair. Burke is probably highly reliant upon a “deaf community.” She likely needs a captive signing audience because no one else will put up with her.