Eugene Leitl (
Sat, 24 May 1997 18:26:04 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sat, 24 May 1997, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> [...]
> acceptable. I wouldn't say that this applies to extropy. People *are*
> extropians...they, for the most part, don't just adopt futuristic and
> progressive beliefs for the hell of it. That is why many on this list are
> [...]

You're saying we are freaks, locally enrichened dropout deposits,
originated by a Darwinian fluke. Can't agree more, having seen the same
phenomenon on sci.cryonics/CryoNet, where it is even more pronounced. Bad
thing this seems to correlate (anecdotal evidence) with a cranky attitude,
inability to cooperate (which is not exactly instrumental). If true, one
should be aware of this, if only to give one a mental kick in the ass.