Re: Common Extropian Errors (was Common human Errors)

From: John Marlow (
Date: Wed Apr 25 2001 - 23:08:50 MDT

Well, let me turn that around, if I may, by asking: What do humans
consider to be the most common errors made by extropians?

Speaking as one of the former, I'd have to say (as a generalization,
of course; there are notable exceptions) a tendency to
overintellectualize everything to the point of absurdity,
overreliance on what I would term material reductionism to the point
of rabidity; overt hostility to differing viewpoints and to criticism
(however mild) to the point of ridiculosity; technophilia to the
point of fanaticism.

In short--they're not ready for prime time.



On 25 Apr 2001, at 21:07, BigBooster wrote:

> At 04:28 PM 04/25/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> >Assume I was a complete fool (I probably am) and knew
> >very nearly nothing (I probably do). Where would you
> >personally recommend starting out?
> >What I mean to say is, if a person walked in off of
> >the street and told you that they were to submit
> >themselves to you as your tool, in trust that you
> >would make of them a better person, what specifically
> >would you recommend to them as a course of study or
> >way of living? <snip>
> I'm interested in exploring this general question by
> identifying common human errors and what can be
> done about correcting them.
> What do extropians consider to be the most common
> errors made by humans?
> Frederick Mann

John Marlow

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