Re: This is not The National Inquirer

MikeRose (
Mon, 28 Apr 1997 05:28:47 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 27 Apr 1997, John K Clark wrote:

> We've been trying to find a mechanism to ensure that all posters
> to the Extropian list have the ability to get a C+ or better on a 5'th grade
> Science test, but as your post demonstrates we have not always been
> successful.

Fine, condemn me.

If this list has such a 'mechanism' then consider me un-subscribed - I am
sure Da Vinci or Picasso would have both failed your little test.

I actually got a double A in science. This was in a country in which
the standards are (in my (albeit limited) experience) higher than those in
the US.

> You have to understand, with all the amazing discoveries in this incredible
> age it's difficult for even the best of us to keep up with it all,
> and we just don't have time for such ..., how can I put it politely...,
> male bovine excrement.

I understand. Good luck to 'the best of you' in deciding what isn't.

I am currently interested in what is and what maybe. I think this
attitude if far more extropian than you may realise.

"Those who have their head up the ass of science are blind to the
stunning vistas of reality. This used to be true of religion, but the name
has changed to protect the 'intelligent'."
- 'Book of Joy', M.El.Mir



Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,
For we are such stuff that dreams are made of.

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