Re: Extropian Principles 3.0: Please comment on new version draft
Joe E. Dees (email@example.com)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 00:32:01 -0500
From: "Joe E. Dees" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date sent: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 00:11:37 -0500
Subject: Re: Extropian Principles 3.0: Please comment on new version draft
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> From: Dan Fabulich <email@example.com>
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> > 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
> > >already.
> > 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?
I've got it! Optimistic Reason!