Re: The Politics of Transhumanism

From: Chris Hibbert (
Date: Fri Jan 18 2002 - 23:47:03 MST

Max More wrote:
> [someone] wrote:
> >transhumanism = CMT + humanism
> >extropy = CMT + libertarianism
> No no no no no no no NO!!!!

Sorry, Max, but you don't get off this lightly. It doesn't have to come
across as a slogan or an aphorism, but I'd like a counter-proposal or a
rebuttal rather than a denial. I'm pretty sure you can be clearer if you want to.

I'll admit I was surprised to read that extropianism was this simple, but I
don't have a counter proposal or a rebuttal at hand. I hope you do.

When I run through my quick litany (BEST DO IT SO and later enhancements), I
can easily categorize all of it as either CMT, as defined, or libertarianism.
Except Dynamic Optimism, but I don't think that's enough to count as a rebuttal.


It is easy to turn an aquarium into fish soup, but not so easy to turn 
fish soup back into an aquarium.
-- Lech Walesa on reverting to a market economy.
Chris Hibbert

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