Re: Extropians: The Un-<that 'c' word>

Michael Lorrey (
Sat, 21 Jun 1997 15:00:12 -0400

Abraham Moses Genen wrote:
> Dear fellow Extropians,
> To what extent should we be concerned with image?
> To what extent should we be concerned with substance?

AMongst ourselves substance should be of paramount inportance, but we
all know that the media and the ignorant masses put a much higher value
on image than anything else. In this age, how your enemies define you is
often how you are perceived by all. If we are to have any usefull effect
on our society, we must not treat these as mutually exclusive.
Overwhelming emphasis on substance is just as shallow/lazy thinking as
only focusing on image.

			Michael Lorrey
------------------------------------------------------------		Inventor of the Lorrey Drive

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