Re: MARTHA STEWART (ws)Gardening is Extropian n?

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 22:52:44 MDT wrote:
> In a message dated 6/7/2000 7:03:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
> > Is Martha
> > Stewart an extropian?
> Well, no, not probably, if you mean is she into cryonics and nanotech.
> ; )
> But. If it's a question of values? Are you asking if it's Extropian to have
> elegance, well cultivated visual aesthetics of home and hearth? Yes. And
> manners. And graciousness. Yes.
> (which many REAL extropians forgo in their zeal to be rational).
> Does Martha Stewart want to live forever? Deoas she read Churchland? I
> dunno...
> But.
> Being artistic, polite, refined, courtly.. having the talent for living... a
> beautiful pleasing radiant environment? Is that extropian??

Those may be elements of an extropian, but alone they do not make an
extropian. By definition an extropian is an individual that adheres
to the extropian principles. By adhere, I mean live day to day. Not
just talk about it on a mailing list, or adhere to only the parts of
the principles that they find convenient.

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