Re: Guys, take it easy on Sam. She IS an Extropian.

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 17:25:51 MST

>From: "John Clark" <>

>Alex F. Bokov <> Wrote:
> >She is a technologically savvy person [...] So, I differ with
> >on a number of issues.
>Alex I respect you so when you say Samantha has some good qualities I think
>it must be true. I also think politeness is a worthwhile virtue but to say
>I disagree
>with her is putting it so mildly, so apathetically, as to be completely
>Some people are trying to kill me, an effort is being made to stop them but
>Samantha says that effort should stop immediately. That just makes my blood
>She may be a technologically savvy person but on this issue I repeat what I
>she is a blithering idiot. I would never get this angry if we were arguing
>over a
>technical question or even over politics, but this issue is not something
>it involves my survival and I take it personally.

What is the purpose of repeatedly calling her a "blithering idiot?"
Everyone on the list is very, very clear where you stand concerning
Samantha's views. As I see it you are either (1) resorting to rudeness in
the hope of somehow getting Samantha to see the error of her ways or (2) you
are trying to influence others on the list to share your opinion that
Samantha is idiotic.

Either way, repeatedly calling her an idiot will not serve your purposes and
will only increase the level of animosity and decrease the level of civility
and collegiality on this list. Conclusion: your rudeness is degrading the
value of this list. Please consider simply plonking Samantha or, at least,
keeping your elementary school comments to yourself.


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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