Re: Save the poor children and win valuable prizes

Max More (
Tue, 06 May 1997 00:19:56 -0700

At 04:51 PM 5/5/97 -0700, you wrote:
>You make the rules, and I'm not going to try and break them just for the
>sake of it, but I disagree that there are certain topics that should not be
>discussed on this list. Even the basics should be questioned from time to
>time. Since you defined extropy, and outlined most of the principles, it is
>your job to vigorously defend them in debate, rather than outlawing
>discussions. If you take the standpoint that there are certain principles
>that cannot be questioned,

Tony, please note that I did *not* say that certain things could not be
discussed. I said that certain things could not be discussed *on this
list*. Without having some rules for our private community, chaos will
reign. That doesn't mean I want to set rules for anyone else's private

What's the big deal about putting this discussion on another list? You can
even send a message here pointing interested parties to that discussion.

We've done remarkably well without moderation. Let's try to keep it that way.


Max More, Ph.D.
Author: The Augmented Animal (Forthcoming: HardWired, 1998)
President, Extropy Institute, Editor, Extropy,
(310) 398-0375