Re: META: List

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu Feb 08 2001 - 15:10:56 MST

At 11:12 PM -0800 2/7/01, John Marlow wrote:
>THIS is a transhumanist forum?
>Well I'll be damned...

Probably, but I'm trying to get away from such religious beliefs....
:-) Yes, this is the Extropian List. We are "supposed" to discuss
the Extropian Principal. ("Supposed" is always a dangerous word!)
These topics would be Perpetual Progress, Self Transformation,
Practical Optimism, Intelligent Technology, Open Society,
Self-Direction and Rational Thinking.

A lot of the things we discuss are simply off-topic. They are not
necessarily bad, just not necessarily extropian-related. I think
this is because we become friends within this forum and tend to talk
about any topic that interests us. We talk about guns, the election,
politics, TV shows, current events, humorous stories, and anything
else that catches our fancy. Al though this is normal for friends
and acquaintances, those searching for specific futuristic
transhumanist topics have trouble finding them within this forum.

Harvey Newstrom <>

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