Re: Heresy

From: Aina & Bones (
Date: Wed Aug 08 2001 - 11:47:21 MDT

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Actually, I think there is a point in answering these
> questions, even if many of them clearly were biased to
> showing how bad and evil extropians could be or were based
> on misunderstandings. Because if these issues are raised
> on this list, then they are definitely raised by outsiders
> coming across extropianism too. And we better have answers
> to them - in addition to cleaning up in front of our own
> door.


First: I apologize to those whom I may have offended by submitting
those questions in the way that I did. The reason I did this was to
see how many and who would respond in a mature and intellectual manner
when their beliefs and aspirations were subjected to the indignity of
such questions.

Second: The questions themselves do not represent my attitude toward
Transhumanism or Extropians nor had they anything to do with Damien
Broderick's book. I had read a posting of his and followed a link
concerning his book at the time so that got referred to.

The posting I sent in represents those fears, questions and criticisms
I have most often encountered on the internet whilst searching out
info on the subject. I think that it is important to answer these
questions because they are out there creating resistance and should be
dealt with.

I would have eventually submitted them in a different way had not the
negro criminality thread caused me to wonder if any one would rise to
the occasion and display enthusiasm for discussion and intellectuality
and what not when the shoe was on the other foot.

Such did occur!

I apologize for the deception.

Mr. Bones

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