> Robert, Whether or not you meant to do so, your entire posting
> comes off as saying that Extropianism is somehow better than
> general transhumanism,...
...and your point is? Seriously, why have a philosophy at all if you aren't convinced it's the best one? I believe my own ideas are the best, others believe theirs are. So what? If they are upset by my saying so honestly, that's their problem. We can still act like civilized humans and work together toward common goals and learn from each other's arguments; but if we both avoid conflict and walk on eggshells we won't learn a damned thing. Conflict and competition are as necessary to progress as cooperation, and should be valued just as highly.
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