Re: Fact or Fiction...Good reading!

Bobby Whalen (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 13:23:30 PDT

Rick Knight said:
>I am suggesting that when someone brings up something that
>occurs for you like a matador's cape to a bull, you might want to
>drill down into what's triggering the response of judging, controlling
and flaming.

Well said! After all, are not extropians supposed to be rational.
Saying something is pseudoscience, drivel or trash without rational
inquiry is simply not rational. For those on the list whose belief
systems forbid inquiry outside of fundamentalist materialism should
either not respond to such posts, or start using their e-mail filtering
programs. No ones asking you to participate in such discussion. I am
sure to those of you I'm referring to know who you are.

>Personally, I like the fact that this digest covers the map from the
>viability of food replicators to ancient evidence of Atlantis BEING
>Antarctica (that's where that thread could possibly go..). It's
>entertainment and as memes go, it's a nice distraction, sometimes a
>thought-provoking one. And of course, it doesn't take much reading
>between the lines to see that my red flag is control-meisters who >want
to get the Animaniacs out of the studio lot (sorry, I have to plug those
guys at least once).

I like the diversity of topics on this list as well. But what I like
most, is that most people who participate on this list are of high
intelligence and good sport when it comes to debate. We may be inching
are way to post-humanism, but sometimes our emotions can still get the
best of us.


Bobby Whalen

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