Peter Passaro (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 16:52:05 -0500

Anders Writes:
>Sure. But is memetics elementary science? I'm not so sure, it is a
>concept that right now is not very widely known (but infecting people
>at a rising rate :-).
>As others have noticed, what we might need is a better FAQ system. Or
>maybe a transhumanist encyclopedia.

Questions about memetics or any other topic that hasn't been mainstreamed yet don't annoy me, but those about the basic properties of gasses (~7th grade Science in the U.S.), the expansion of the Universe, the Big Bang Theory, and the concept of a scientific theory itself (~ 9th grade Science) do. All this information is also freely available on the web in numerous places. I taught high school science for a year and some of the questions being asked are beneath the level of what my students knew before I got a hold of them.

I wholeheartedly agree that newbies do need a set of resources from which to glean information. I used Anders' as well as others sites as a primary resource some 5 years ago when I first became aware of Extropy. Maybe it is time for a revamping and reorganization of the collected knowledge (and I would love to see the brilliant minds here work together on a project). I'm working on a site in my own field (life extension) and will make it available as soon as it is presentable.

Peter Passaro

"A zygote is a gamete's way of producing more gametes. This may be the purpose of the universe." RA Heinlein