Re: "Raping the planets" and other PR disasters

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 14:46:48 MDT

"Corwyn J. Alambar" <> writes:

> I am not an advocate for censorship - self- or externally imposed -
> even though at first blush it seems that way. With the essay by Joy
> and the favorable responses, however, is it wise to continue to feed
> the flames? Choose your word and phrasings wisely, so they say what
> you mean - nothing less, nothing more. Talk of "raping" a planet
> carries images that are unpalatable to even some of your fellows.

Amen to that.

It is interesting to think about how much of this jargon is completely
joking or ironic, and how much is actually an ill-considered subtext.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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