Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Mon Dec 24 2001 - 17:21:38 MST wrote:
> Getting along, as always needs to be noted, is a two-way street. It meets at
> the corner of mutuality and reciprocation. If the future is like Mr. Crocker
> has stated, the X-Men Effect ( a much watered-down version of the Marvel
> comic saga) will come into play. Can Jimmy-Bob be born again if he has
> committed the cardinal sin of cohabiting his God-given flesh with satanic,
> inhuman robot-stuff?

Why yes, as many times as ve wishes!

> My guess is Preacher, Bob Jones, will sayeth neigh! Brothers and Sisters. So
> Mr. Crocker's view's need to be heeded on this point. This has been discussed
> (a bit) in Hans Moravec's "Robot."

Brother Jones is a bit horsey but "neigh"? :-)
> Lee Daniel Crocker aptly, commented:
> <<Our present irrational concerns about race will be
> wiped out not because we will come together, but because we will
> diverge and speciate and migrate to the point where what are now
> perceived as "racial" differences will be of less magnitude than
> the individual differences we will be able to create. As we grow
> apart, it will be all the more important that we learn how to take
> advantage of diversity and comparative advantage so that the new
> races we become will continue to work effectively toward even
> greater diversity and creativity as we expand into the universe.>>

If we do not also find some unity of fundamental agreements
within our diversity then we are likely to have quite a bit of
transhuman war. I certainly agree with the goodness of
diversity but it is not a substitute for also expanding our
ethics and realm of concern to include everyone.

- samantha

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