Sorry, David, but I'm not writing back to this person.
I really think this question is bogus, and answering it is falling into a
trap. What the hell does "take away your disability" mean? It certainly
cannot mean the same to us as it means to the person asking the question!
Whatever answer you give (including the magic answer "no") it _has to_ be
To answer "no" just to get into the discussion is futile. The "no" answer
just marks you as some kind of martyr or loony, and the rest of the
conversation has to do with what other peculiar responses the questioner can
goad you into making. ("Would you want your daughter to marry one ...?")
I'd ask the questioner "If you could take a pill that made you think harder,
would you take it?"
University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, HI 96720
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Pfeiffer" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 2:23 PM
Subject: request for cite (fwd)
> Please respond to the person who sent the message and not to me. Thanks.
> a quick question for you: i need a cite for an article that
> discusses/poses the common question, "if there were a pill to take away
> your disability, would you take it?" for which, of course, the common
> answer is NO, to start the conversation of social model vs. medical
> model, etc.
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