Re: Politics, Extropians

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Tue Jan 01 2002 - 07:45:15 MST

From: "Harvey Newstrom" <>
> Even in our areas of strong disagreement, we actually are a lot closer in
> our goals and visions of the future than 99% of the world.

Yes indeed, and part of the reason for that is 99% of the world subscribes to
packages of ideas and bundles of beliefs and ideologies instead of thinking
for themselves. Max's PCR is the closest thing to a unifying principle here,
but note that it actually encourages disagreement so that it is self-critical.
Agreement or disagreement doesn't interest me much, because as I see it, goals
and visions that actually work will create a better future.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as science displaces superstition.

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