Re: Transhumanist Declaration (Now New And Improved!)

Sonny B. (
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 21:12:29 PDT

>Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 12:19:38 -0400
>From: Reilly Jones <>
>Subject: Re: Transhumanist Declaration (Now New And Improved!)
>To: Extropians List <>
> wrote 4/11/98: <Btw, suggestions for a better
>name are welcome; "Enlightened Rationalism" is too long and sounds too
>A recap of the description you gave:
><What it all boils down to is that any rational person... will use any
>means that are available to him to reach his goals. Sometimes his
>will benefit others, sometimes they will be neutral, and sometimes
>will get hurt.>
>No rationality is used in setting goals, only morality. Rationality
>through various means to various goals in the process of choosing a
>but is silent over the actual final choice of a goal. It is akin to
>difference between effectiveness and efficiency. Means are always
>important because private virtues develop public virtues, which
>the achievement of great aims, while private vices develop public
>which facilitates slop.

I don't think it is accurate to imply that only morality is used for
anything. Actually, the process of deciding to use the moral etiquette
is in itself a rational to "faciliate the achievement of great aims".

Sonal Batra

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