Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Mon, 02 Dec 1996 17:26:26 -0600

I'm sorry to have to second some of the reservations about Chris being
the media spokesperson. I'm worried about his usage of the term
"entropic" to designate disliked entities. Getting infected with the Us
vs. Them meme is one of the major steps on the road to self-righteous
loondom. Particularly in such a memetic system such as the Extropians,
where it's easy to see oneself as challenging the established order.

In other words, I'm worried that Chris is going to put us across as a
bunch of rebellious teenage loons. For that matter, I'm worried that
Chris is going to become a rebellious teenage loon. I propose an
immediate ban on the word "entropic" within the mailing list.

Keep Extropy clean - don't look for scapegoats.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I know.