Re: wee-little question regarding extropian philosophy

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 09:44:46 MDT

> out of curiosity, and i do apologize for the brevity of this message, does
> extropianism allow for the human mind to evolve beyond logic/rationalism?

My experience is that most people who say things like that aren't
interested in something "better" than rationalism--they're interested
in resurrecting some old dead theology that's been a proven failure
for centuries and dressing it in new clothes.

Certainly the existing specific methods of logic and science, and the
specific results of them can be improved upon; but that in itself is
rational--a rational being is simply one that seeks truth. Reality
exists regardless of our actions or desires. A rational being is one
whose actions are most compatible with its present understanding of
that reality. That understanding can grow and change; but reality is
still there, and commitment to it, rather than to any action clearly
in conflict with it, will always be "rational", and will always be
superior to any alternative.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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