Olga Bourlin wrote:
> Here is my idea of funny (in a different category, but right up there with
> Michael Butler's "Olga Lee and the Lurkers"):
> From: "Sean Kenny" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Actually I have no problem explaining and expounding on Transhumanists ideas
> > with people I meet on a day to day basis, however experience 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
> > recruits.
> Don't you just love it ... "It has to remain my own dirty little secret!"
Eh? Frankly, in my day-to-day experience, I find much the same thing.
Knowing that someone they know is thinking about the issues we discuss
here may tempt some of my friends to rationally consider them. Knowing
that there is a whole list of people debating these issues presents
more of an image of lunatic fringe/groupthink, not worthy of rational
consideration (but worthy of emotional opposition) from their point of
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