E. Shaun Russell (
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 22:04:24 -0700

Lee wrote:

>Indeed, Eugene often has a more European-influenced point of view
>on political matters than some of the more radical libertarians
>on the list (myself included), but I think he would make a fine
>moderator, and I have no fear at all that any of my viewpoints
>or any opposing viewpoint I want to hear would be selected on
>the basis of his political opinions.

Eugene will do a great job. I have never read a post of his which has no basis in reason or objectivity, and his contributions to both this list and the transhuman-tech (not to mention the initial transhumanism list from a few years ago) have always been thought-provoking and based on facts.

The truth of the matter is, something needs to be done. There are quite a few people who have only been on the list for less than a year, and many of them find it acceptable to rant uncontrollably (and frequently) about their half-baked opinions. The list had exceptional signal a few years ago, and any posts that were made were generally cognizant of the basic tenets of extropianism. Entropy has crept on to the list within the past year or two, but there is no reason why it can't be brought back. The list is not dead.
A fair, intelligent and objective moderator --even in a passive role-- will solve a lot of problems. My support is behind Eugene.

E. Shaun Russell Musician, Extropian, ExI Member
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