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On Fixation

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Even today, after two decades of research, the mechanism behind the formation of so-called “metahumans” is unclear. There is no single mutation that causes the condition, and in many cases, multiple gene loci appear to be affected. What is clear, however, is that the nuclear radiation that leads to these mutations is a danger to all mankind. Even if only one in ten thousand exposed individuals develop superpowers, the selection pressure could well be enough to drive non-powered humans to extinction. The only solution is control of the metahuman population.
—From the notes of Professor Gloria Becker
From a book I'm reading.

Oh no, look out, everybody in the future will have brown hair! My god, non brown hair people will be driven to extinction!!

Is what I thought about this.
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  1. Cruor's Avatar
    What book.
  2. Arashi_Leonhart's Avatar
    Initially read this title as "oral fixation" so ended disappointed.

    Man there's a problem when your eyes add two whole letters.
  3. ratstsrub's Avatar
    It was a boring book. I gave it some 90 odd pages before I quit.

    No recommendation from me.
  4. Nuclear Consensus's Avatar
    Nuclear radiation-induced superpowers and controlling the population that might develop them? Huh.