> On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > How useful can this list be if debate fails upon any real difference of
> > opinion? How can we debate or disagree while maintaining useful dialog?
> Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> With lots of very clever people with very different experiences and
> perspectives, I don't think the purpose of the discussions is to form
> a "correct" opinion....
A real purpose of this list is not only to be wonderfully informative and hugely entertaining [succeeds at both] but to archive ideas for the indefinite future. I can imagine extropian archives will be researched in the distant future for the first mention of some really terrific ideas. Scary thought. spike