Re: (META:) To Whom it May Concern

From: Menno Rubingh (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 14:46:54 MST

On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Robert Owen wrote:

> The permissiveness and indulgence shown toward the
> indifference, if not contempt, of young adults toward
> mature standards of conduct is not merely an evasion
> of duty but a reinforcement of adolescent narcissism,
> which explains as well as anything the mediocrity of
> contemporary American Culture.

Everybody interested in some tough atheistic ''adolescent'' debate without
regard for keeping things ''nice, civilized, and responsible'' :-) :
send me a mail, please ! -- maybe we can improve the world by keeping our
(so-called) ''adolescent'' stuff a bit among ourselves before we shock these
mature-standards-of-conduct adults :-)<grin>:-) with the results of our

With the very best greetings to all Extropians, and again complimenting this
admirable Institute on fulfilling a solid and truly useful
"light-in-the-darkness" function, Menno (

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