Re: Extropia

Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 08:58:39 MDT

In a message dated 4/27/2000 1:22:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> As for the science bias in JoT and transhumanism in general, I think
> it is mostly due to the lack of good treatment of "soft"
> subjects. There is no doubt that a lot of psychology and other forms
> of metaprogramming are *necessary* for us to self-transform, but
> honestly the field is a hopeless mess of theories, useful tricks,
> hype, uncertain and untestable methods and of course downright
> erroneous claims. Fishing up the good stuff is hard.

Ah... there you have it. The fear of uncertainty. And scientific as that may
be, afraid to be a laughing stock or (god forbid) WRONG, is not a good place
to come from in "soft" fields, nor.. may I add, in *any* speculative field.

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