Re: Galileo Day

Michael Lorrey (
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 23:49:04 -0500

Technotranscendence wrote:

> At 03:16 PM 2/15/99 -0800, Max More <> wrote:
> >Happy Galileo Day everyone!
> Likewise!:)
> >A good day to contemplate the overturning of old paradigms. (To be fair, it
> >would be good also to observe Copernicus Day -- when was he born?)
> Perhaps, but don't you think having holidays is a paradigm that needs
> to be broken? I mean, why have special days to celebrate anything
> -- whether it is the tradition stuff or not? It seems a lot like the French
> Revolutionaries changing the calendar. It's cute, but not all that
> significant. And given the choice between having special holidays
> to celebrate our particular icons or focusing on other things, I'd choose
> the other things.:)

Yeah, hell, the City of Lowell, Mass, named a day after me when I was born for gawds sakes.

is a html version of the proclamation. I guess this holiday comemmorates what a good idea it is to name the mayor's son as my godfather....;)

On the other hand, the idea that we shouldn't comemmorate dates on which people did extraordinary things (especially things which furthered extropy), is kinda deconstructionist to me.

Besides, I like having my own holiday, even though I didn't do much to earn it....hopefully I will do so sometime in this life....

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