Re: Fact or Fiction...Good reading!
Sun, 20 Jul 1997 16:38:13 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-07-20 14:21:53 EDT, Forrest Bishop wrote:

> > >Then please find another venue for these kinds of subjects, I'm sure
> > >are many other lists that hash them out.

Actually, they all do.

> >You must not be an extropian.

I wonder, what exactly is extropian? And to be extropian, do you have to
know what an extropian is or does, or do you just have to want to increase
your personal extropy? And if that is so, then surely everyone is extropian,
someone with a defeatist attitude has just built that attitude on top of a
nice clean extropian foundation. After all, if we didn't want to improve
ourselves we'd all be primates.

> That is correct.
> I have however, found this group to be the
> most congruent overall with my own views developed independently
> over the past three decades or so, in particular, the notion of
> rational extrapolation based on verifiable current knowledge.

If it looks like an extropian, smells like an extropian....


NOTE: My name has changed slightly, there's now a 2 on the end, don't be