RE: Enoughness, was Re: Vicious Racism

From: Sean Kenny (
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 01:09:13 MDT

Lee Corbin wrote:

> The worst thing that I can say about the act of *posting*
> such an article is that it is in poor taste insofar as
> many of the lurkers are concerned. (I'll defend that thesis
> some other time.) But for extropians, it is obviously
> exactly what is needed, and the 800 lurkers have to gear
> up to the level of perspicacious analysis plain speaking
> that often occurs here.
> If we cannot learn how to be objective and calm with
> ideas that disturb *us*, then how are we to approach
> telling others about Jupiter brains, uploading, and
> the singularity?

Actually I have no problem explaining and expounding on Transhumanists ideas
with people I meet on a day to day basis, however expereinec has taught me
not to mention this list, as the nature of much of the political discussion
on here would be abhorent to most of my friends and colleagues. It has to
remain my own dirty little secret. I would suggest that this list is more
likely to push left leaning freethinkers into luddism than make any

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