Re: Transneanderthalism (was: Extropian bodies)

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 07:30:08 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> From: "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <>
> > I'd consider myself a transneanderthal but not yet a postneanderthal. The
> > particular class of transneanderthal I currently belong to is "human", but
> > I hope to eventually belong to a more extreme class of transneanderthal
> > sentience. Even if I hope to someday be a postneanderthal, though, I have
> > no intention of ever ceasing to be a transneanderthal.
> Well, this one goes into my Quotations file, Eliezer. You've done it again,
> thanks.
> BTW, As a trans-cro-magnon, I apologize for what my ancestors did to yours,
> and as a post-cro-magnon, I happily anticipate you'll find assimilation to
> your liking.

J.R.: Are you of european extraction? If so, you can apologize to
yourself, since many euros retain some neanderthal characteristics (that
bump in the back of your head, fer instance). I'm not sure whether
semites have such a degree of assimilation of neanderthals, in which
case, he'd be the transcromagnon and you'd be the transneanderthal. "Gor
want upload, Gor want to live in simulation."

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