Re: Quackery heuristics (was: DETOX)

Max More (
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 17:41:04 -0700

At 05:34 PM 7/26/99 -0400, Alex wrote:
>On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
>> Of course ignoring for the moment that automated searches will
>> exclude sites that contain these terms in order to ridicule them,
>> and that "immortality" would block much of ExI, Alcor, and other
>> such sites, that's good start on a list. You can also add anything
>It would, and I reeeeeally wish they'd consider the PR ramifications of
>using the I-word in their materials!
>The above is meant as constructive criticism. I'm all for ExI, when I have
>the cash for a full-body contract, I'll send it to Alcor. So, don't get me
>wrong here.

As far as I know the I-word is *not* used in any current official ExI publications. That's quite deliberate. If you know of any materials on our web site that use the word, please let me know, as you seem to be under the impression that ExI uses this term.

I have long since avoided the term due to its religious connotations, as well as the fact that my goal is indefinite extension of life, not immortality. I'm not at all sure immortality is possible, and I don't know whether I will still want to live a billion years from now.


Max More, Ph.D.
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