Re: extropians-digest V2 #23

Mike Cowar. (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 20:56:24 -0500

>From: Joy Williams <>
>Date: Sat, 25 Jan 1997 01:15:05 -0800
>Subject: At the Cusp

>Hi all.


>I find myself in about 85% agreement with extropianism,

What parts?

> in about 15% disagreement.

What parts?

>I can't understand the complete and utter rejection of
> such things as Shamanic or spiritual experience...
>Spirituality doesn't have to mean dogmatism

How about the complete an utter rejection of words
that are easily construed as being dogmatic?
The word spirit is easily misinterpreted
as many people have thier own idea of what it is.
If you can find scientific words that refer to things such as "soul"
I encourage you to use them.
I believe soul refers to a concept of self.
I believe I am what I know
(the sum of my knowledge, memories, experience, etc).
Therefore what contains my memories is my soul.
I would be inclined to say it is my brain.
Although if you have read my post on the perception of reality
it would tell you what I truly believe myself to be.

> I don't wish to be immortal (because I feel that death is a part of the
circle of life),

If you believe you will be reincarnated is it correct to say you will die?