> From: Clint O'Dell <email@example.com>
> From: D.den Otter firstname.lastname@example.org
> >>_Death Is Not an Event in Life_ by James Still
> html This essay nicely illustrates a common flaw in atheist
> thinking, namely the almost dogmatic rejection of
> Oh, come on now, we all know this is just one atheist
> person's view on-life.
Not just any atheist's view, though; James Still is currently
the president of the Internet Infidels. But, more importantly...
> If it was all of ours would all of us
> atheists be on this list?
We are the exception to the rule; there are millions of
atheists and just a couple thousand transhumanists/
extropians and even fewer cryonicists. The atheist
mainstream is clearly (either passively or actively)
> I'm not a member of the Exropian Institute (just the mailing
> list for now) so I don't know all the events. Just email me
> the events or ask him yourself. email@example.com
I'm not a member either, but perhaps someone at ExI can
take care of this. Is there already a date set for the next Extro
conference? The Fourth Alcor Conference on Life Extension
Technologies will be held on June 17-18, 2000 (see:
http://www.alcor.org/conf.htm for details), and there will
also be an European transhumanist gathering in London
this summer, but there's no specific date for that yet (see:
> The more people react to this, the better. Atheists, of all
> people, should be open to transhumanistic ideas, but these
> irrational deathist memes are holding them back.
> Perhaps repeated exposure to positive anti-memes can
> get at least some of them on the right track.
> Great idea.
And great replies by you and Loree Thomas. It will be
interesting to see Mr. Still's reaction.
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