Re: New X-humanist forums (regarding Natasha)

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 22:52:31 MDT

Oh, and one more thing:

Nobody recently invented the word "ultra-human"!

 From my Oxford English Dictionary, under the prefix "ultra-", definition 2:

        With adjs., signifying 'going beyond, surpassing, or
transcending the limits of' (the specified concept) as ultra-human,
-microscopic, -natural, -pecuniary, -etc.

Citations of examples include:
        1818 Coleridge in Lit. Rem. (1836) I.185 "All other super or
ultra-human beings."
        1856 R.A.Vaughan _Mystics_ (1860) I.99 "The intellectual
refinements of an ultra-human spiritualism."
        1883 Jefferies _Story of my Heart_. 63 "All things being
ultra-human and without design."

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