Re: Atlanta Philosophical Societ on Death

Robert Owen (
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 03:36:56 -0500

Technotranscendence wrote:

> Note how the Atlanta Philosophical Society does not consider alternatives to
> dying and death. Maybe some on this list might attend or write to Johnson
> regarding this??? It's one way to bring our ideas into the debate.
> Cheers!
> Daniel Ust

Just wanted to mention a personal emotional catharsis: that somebody, somewhere, is taking "death" seriously. A very great relief from the strain of reading so many posts on its technological evasion.

This is not meant to be critical of List Extropians; simply a rather straightfoward application of Occam's Razor:

"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate"

Death is nature's way of quantitatively compensating for birth, and I claim that the principle of parsimony requires no more human beings than absolutely necessary.


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA