Re: Offending People's Minds

Pat Hardy (
Fri, 23 Aug 1996 18:45:33 -0800 wrote,

> I have always liked the uncompromisingly objective way of
> thinking and speaking: the more counterintuitive and
> repugnant a formulation, the more it appeals to me given
> that it is logically correct. Take for example the following
> sentence:
> Blacks are more stupid than whites.
> I like that sentence and think it is true. But recently I
> have begun to believe that I won't have much success with
> most people if I speak like that

Do you think this fondness for, ah, 'uncompromising objectivity' might be
related to the difficulties we Extropians encounter in introducing and
disseminating our memes?


Patty A. Hardy, '76
member, Black Alumni/ae of MIT (SF Bay chapter)