Every time I have attacked free markets with any sort of logic or empirical
evidence, I have only gotten opinion and personal experience as a response.
_Not a single time_, I have received statistics or quoted sources.
>You come along, telling everyone that playing or even
>thinking about playing without red goo is not only in error, but bordering
Retranslated: I come along, tell everyone that being an Extropian or even
thinking about being an Extropian is not only in error, but bordering on
Where have I done that?
>You drop a couple book names (maybe Noam Chomsky is a linguist
>and a baseball player?),
Noam Chomsky has written a very important analysis of the effects of media
on people. I consider him as one of the most important thinkers of today.
>and throw out a bunch of red-goo propaganda that has
>been heard by everyone on the list a million times over.
>Your points are destroyed by evidence
>You also accuse the creator
>of the Extropian No-Goo Baseball List of being a cult leader because he
>created a list that does not involve talking about red goo, and because
>*some* people on the list have opinions on red goo that contradict yours.
I accuse the creator of the Extropian maling list of being a cult leader
because he created a list that does not involve criticizing Extropy, and
because some people on the list have opinions on Extropy that contradict
I have retracted from calling the creator of the Extropian mailing list a
I have not retracted from calling Extropy a cult, one of the reasons for
this was that criticism was not allowed on the Extropy mailing list. I am
still waiting for a reply by Max on this to find out the current status, but
right now, it looks good.
I have presented other reasons for calling Extropy a cult, and you say that
>contorting the meaning of cult
>until it basically describes every philosophy ever postulated, including
Don't you think that Webster's is a valid reference for defining a cult?
I don't care about what you think a cult is or should be, I care about what
it is defined to be, and by this general definition, Extropy is a cult.
Period. Maybe transhumanism is a cult, too, and the red-goo baseball players
are also cultish. Cults are part of culture.