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From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 23:00:45 MST

At 7:33 PM -0800 2/7/01, Olga Bourlin wrote:
>Begging your pardon, but where does civility, compassion, intelligence and
>reason fit into the extropian equation? One would think an extropian would
>be intelligent enough not to have to indulge in stereotypes to convince
>others you aren't anything like these poor "mediocre" humans, hmm?

I've been wondering about that myself. This list seems to have
degenerated into a bunch of juvenile stereotypes and insults about
guns, gays, blacks, liberals, rednecks, and female body parts. It
seems more like a junior high locker room or a 70's trailer trash
sitcom rather than a transhumanist forum. Are we living for the
future or living in the past? This kind of garbage is just plain
embarrassing at best, and borderline racist or bigotry at worst. We
need to grow up and start thinking like 21st centery adults, not 20th
century adolescents.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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