Date sent: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 08:07:08 -0700 (PDT) From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: RE: META: List discipline -- look out for ruling by Greg Burch Send reply to: email@example.com
> Rob Harris Cen-IT [Rob.Harris@bournemouth.gov.uk] wrote:
> >Might this be a bad idea? Do you want people that just accept, no thought?
> >The fact that they are old ideas does not make them 100% correct and
> >valid.....Plus, debate on the basics helps to clear up misconceptions at
> >this level....misconceptions which would be greatly increased if debate on
> >the basics was made out of bounds.........
> To be frank, I have a hard time understanding why people are on this list
> if they don't agree with the Extropian Principles; and if they did, there
> would be little reason for people to argue about basics. There are various
> other lists where people can discuss the merits of transhuman police states
> or forcibly reprogramming people into the nice little drones of 'Happy
> Fluffy World'.
> Personally I think I'm going to drop out for a while and check the archives
> occasionally to see if anything's improved.
Good. Your definition of an extropian future seems to me to closely resemble a "Conan" type past.