Re: Morphological Freedom

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Tue Aug 14 2001 - 02:19:40 MDT

And then there's "Dare to be Stupid!" Ever heard of that bit of comedy? I think it was the product of the Duck's Breath
Mystery Theater. Ever hear of them?

The right to be left alone is what most rights come from. Not all...maybe.

This pity/jackdaw epistemology/tunnel vision thing is _very_ easy to fall into, unawares.


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Subject: Re: Morphological Freedom
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 00:33:15 +0200
From: Anders Sandberg <>
References: <>

On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 10:58:32AM -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
> >
> Very well written and thought provoking, encompassing a number of
> new ideas. I particularly liked the idea of a "right to remain
> handicapped" (emphasis mine).

Thanks! I think that right is important to remember. There has been some
incidents where self-professed transhumanists have made disabled people
rather angry (and soiled their impression of transhumanism) by not
accepting it. By handling things a bit more smartly we can instead gain
valuable allies in our work towards full morphological freedom.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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