Re: PHIL/HUMOR: The Extropian Banner

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 07 Mar 1999 23:49:51 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > I offer, for your consideration and eventual virulent rejection, "The
> > Extropian Banner", after the style of "The Book of the SubGenius".
> > After reading this, you'll be GLAD to take the Principles.
> >
> > WE are the EXTROPIANS.
> >
> > WE are the advocates of ULTRATECHNOLOGY....
> I like it. Its so... in yer face. {8^D spike

I concur. This is the sort of statement that I was looking for in joining the list 2.5 years ago and recently joining ExI. I want to be an activist, not a diversity sensitivity trainer.

On the rainforests bit, Eli, how about:

We will completely REBUILD the rainforests ANYWAY and bring back every species made extinct by man, just to SPITE the environmentalists who said it couldn't be done with TECHNOLOGY, and for trying to outlaw every form of technology more advanced than AGRICULTURE, which is the real ecology killer. The rainforests will become HUNTING preserves for humans to practice the ceremony of the HUNT to retain contact with their roots....

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