Re: extropians-digest V6 #65

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Mar 07 2001 - 12:25:25 MST

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> The question had to do with how a particular group of people will
> to the types of techonologies we want, as extropians.

Trying to interact with a group of people based on projections of how they
will respond tends to insult the group because such profiling too easily
slips into stereotyping, which further offends them. People like to think
of themselves as individuals, as unique and autonomous beings, not defined
by the specifics of how they accidentally fell into the world. As
extropians, I feel we should treat all people as if they have the
intelligence to break out of outdated religious memes.

> If the United States bans cloning, and an Islamic country doesn't

Do you honestly believe that a Muslim country would approve cloning before
the US does?
I doubt your sincerity in this regard, and decline the flame bait.


Stay hungry,

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses: consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind,
free will

" ...the fate of the Universe is a decision yet to be made, one which we
[or perhaps more accurately, our electronic successors] will intelligently
consider when the time is right."
--Ray Kurzweil, 1999

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