Date sent: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 00:39:20 -0400 To: email@example.com From: Dan Fabulich <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Extropian Principles 3.0: Please comment on new version draft Send reply to: email@example.com
> Damien Broderick wrote:
> >I'd seriously counsel a search for some less damaged word. `Critical' is
> >not it, and nothing occurs to me right now - and I'm not an extropian
> >anyway, so I have no right to say anything more definite than I've said
> The advantage to using "critical" is that it gets automatically balanced by
> "optimism." If you went up to somebody and said "I'm dynamically
> optimistic!" they'd be likely to mistake you for the "Pollyanna"-type
> optimists that the principles expressly reject. On the other hand, if you
> instead told someone "I'm critically optimistic!" I think they'd get a
> pretty clear idea of what you meant.
> Alternately, here's a thought: Rational Optimism? Blends Rational
> Thinking and Dynamic Optimism in a clear and concise way.
> -TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO LIVE-
Logical Optimism? Realistic? Pragmatic? Functional?