Re: The King's Fine Clothes (was Re: extropian memes in business
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 16:54:31 EDT

In a message dated 9/20/1999 1:31:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

The history of the alt.extropians newsgroup is complex and we won't go into it here, just yet, but it was decided early on by the people who established the extropians mailing list that it would be a "safe haven" for extropian people to discuss fine points WITHIN the context of extropian thought.

QueenMUSE (delurking)
I agree that we should have a safe haven... Ahh, "extropian thought" ...hmmm.... (thinking)

This parameter of course is not truly definable, unless one is dogmatic, or espouses a "party line" mentality, which-in-itself, is against extropian principles... and so many topics ( politics, art, ethics, etc. ) fall into a pattern of some odd
"debatablity-conundrum". Debating whether it is debate worthy!! ;- )

Even to the point of posters who introduce off topics (music,spiritualty, business, etc) being chastised for not bein' good little extropians ( " this the best we can show of our selves", etc etc) usually by people who have their own agenda and dislike other's POV's. This makes me laugh.

( I remember the recent post about Libertarian & non-Libertarian tranhumanist vs extorpians, blah blah blah... posters being harrangued back and forth ad nauseum.)
; - ) you can't even call it a flame, it's just silly!

However, I agree 100% that posting a quip on an already fully developed disccusion group list saying (something like)" oh yeah well you guys aren't doing anythign new, I knew all about this and it's just old hat" is a waste of anyone's time.

I actually like people who I disagree with, they open my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact, I really disagree with many libertarian ideas, but it was curiousity about *that particular thing* that brought me to Extropy. I made up my mind to search for libertarians and stumbled on you guys!! And I have learned a lot here, & hardly any of it about politics!!!!!!!!!! : ) : )