Re: Defining Human

Frank Prengel (
Fri, 6 Mar 1998 12:28:14 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 5 Mar 1998, Reilly Jones wrote:

> Why should the public listen to individuals who represent themselves as
> extropians, supposedly holding to principles of protecting and enhancing
> intelligent life, when they condone cannibalism, when they condone the

You must have a strange concept of intelligence if you ascribe it to a
fetus who is a few weeks old.
Why should *we* listen to someone who bombards us with slogans? Of course
*you* know what it takes to be an Extropian: behaving & arguing like you

> worked well in the SS boot camps.

Stop insulting us. It doesn't make your arguments more credible.

> As to moving to the Vatican, I don't think we can squeeze 5 billion people
> into a postage-stamp size country. Will the world death-worshipping elites

So you have 99.999...% of mankind behind you? Slightly exaggerated opinion
of yourself, I'd say.

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