Re: ExI = Truth First ?

Yak Wax (
Sat, 16 May 1998 03:58:20 -0700 (PDT)

Max More wrote:
> At 02:40 PM 5/15/98 -0400, you wrote:
> >In the Extropian society, is the core principle:
> >
> >"We acknowledge only those truths that are useful."
> Before you all get involved in arguing about this,
> let me note that this is NOT a core principle. In
> fact it's not a principle at all. Where did you get
> this from, Ian? Perhaps it's a view of some people on
> this list, but it's hardly a principle of "the
> Extropian society" whether that refers to ExI to the
> the Extropian community as a whole.

The Extropian Principles are big on "we believes" (i.e. BEST DO IT SO)
but lack the "why we believe" that so many Extropians seem confused
about. So why hasn't Extropianism got a core value, utilitarian or
otherwise? Why exactly do Extropians seek BEST DO IT SO? Eh?

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