Re: SOC: Opposition to Transhumanism

Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 10:50:20 MST

In a message dated 00-01-03 12:57:31 EST, you write:

<< Greg wrote:
> This is a work in progress. As you can see, I've developed three
> of opponents of transhumanist values and goals: 1) Greens, 2) Religious
> Groups and 3) Hate Groups and Opponents of Liberty. I would appreciate
> from the list in compiling this list.

  Good work, Greg! I only have one suggestion. I think we need to identify
  the opposition groups more specifically. Not all Greens or Environmental
  groups are anti-technology. Not all Extropians are anti-environment. Not
  all religions are against us, and not all Extropians are anti-religion. We
  want to avoid an Us-versus-Them dichotomy.

  We don't want to imply a dichotomy such that people need to renounce their
  religion or destroy ecosystems to become Extropian. If we do, we will be
  defining a larger enemy group than really exists, and unnecessarily
  repelling some potential converts.

  Harvey Newstrom <> >>


      Bravo! Your point is very well put, and echos my own position. Thank
you for posting this.

Glen Finney

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