Re: A Message to the Membership

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jan 02 2000 - 16:53:04 MST

Robert Owen wrote:
> Colleagues,
> I wish to give notice here that I must dissociate myself
> and my organization from any effort to politicize our
> Transhumanist Movement.

This, I just don't get. What do you mean, "politicize"? You think that
transhumanists shouldn't meddle in politics? I agree that we shouldn't
meddle unnecessarily, or meddle in things that don't need to be handled
by *us in particular* - Clemmensen's Law, don't y'know. But politics is
inextricably interwoven into life as we know it *and* the human
neurology. Even if you live in a box, you're a power counter for those
who claim to help the homeless. I don't understand what you mean by not
wanting to be "politicized".

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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