RELIGION: Hansonian saving-the-world (was Re: The meaning of Life)

Mitchell Porter (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 10:08:35 +1000 (EST)

> 1. To take across the numberless living beings
> "to take
> across" is a technical term meaning to bring to full enlightenment;
> since the vow specifies the numberless living beings and not just
> the numberless sentient or sophontic beings, this could be interpreted
> as a Brinesque call for universal Uplift (except Buddhists don't
> necessarily oppose cryptography ;) or perhaps a Hansonian
> saving-the-world.

What's *Hansonian* saving-the-world? Does Robin have a distinctive
reason for doing so, or a distinctive method?