Re: Brian's need (was) Extropian principles, let's have a look

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Jun 08 2000 - 23:43:01 MDT

Don't sweat it, you can post a modified version of the principles to your
website and identify yourself from now on as a Queenetropian :-). Or you
can put an asterisk next the word Extropian every time you use it and put
a little disclaimer in your sig explaining your specific version of it. wrote:
> Brian wants an all or nothing Extropian OK.
> Guess I won't be able to call myself that any longer. I am heartbroken!
> Thanks for posting the principles, Emlyn!!!
> (I see nothing wrong with the first one, though Emlyn raises some good
> points.)
> Here's what I like:
> Always learning, improving
> pushing "natural" boundaries on life extension
> self-transforamation (AKA the automorph)
> optimism
> positive communications with others
> Technology for better living
> Personal responsibility
> Aim towards Utopia
> freedom of social mores
> I don't like:
> declaring reason/rational/critical thinking above other kinds of thought
> processes (though I am atheist, I do not require others to be, nor consider
> it the proven path of perfection< i like myth, rituals, make believe and
> culture)
> libertarian politics (AKA anarcho-capitalism - which seems very rocky and
> antisocial)
> cryonics (arguably not a principle, but it seems to be a very good measuring
> stick. It's another area where I don't agree with the pack)
> Also those principles IMO leave out some really big arenas of importance,
> which I add to my own bag of principles.
> Emotional fine tuning,
> Sense of humor,
> Creative Expression,
> Aesthetic Appreciation,
> Love and Nurturing
> Acceptance and tolerance
> PS:
> Darn!

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