Re: extropians-digest V2 #33

Mike Cowar. (
Wed, 5 Feb 1997 14:54:45 -0500

>From: Eugene Leitl <>
>Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 22:07:48 +0100 (MET)
>Subject: Re: Venus wonders what all the fuss is about
>On Sun, 2 Feb 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

>> Why should mental
>> ability detract from physical or any other kind of attractiveness?
>1) Less excersise
>2) Less melanine due to less sunlight exposure (but a lot of melatonine
> to compensate for that, I am sure)
>3) Abstracted manner
>4) Inability to generate/absorb light chatter, but a highly opaque stream
> of concepts
>5) A certain amount of cynicism
>6) Denaturated body language
>7) lots of things I forgot

I like some of those,
and no I'm not only saying that to disagree with you.
I wish it was not so easy.
That melanine thing worries me.
I hope I do not really need it.
I have not gotten much sun in the last few years.
What does it do?
I am cynical of other people's opinions,
and optimistic of my facts. :-)

>> Our cultures present us with such limited maps for who is sexually
>> attractive, and this can lead some individuals to lesser
>Don't forget genetic determinism. Oh so free are we.

I do'nt believe in freedom.
The universe is a prison I can never escape from.
I can forget about it though.
Ignorance might not be bliss,
but it sure is usefull when you get bored of omniscience.
An all-knowing god never learns.