Re: Dynamic Optimism [was: Re: Psychadelic and other Garbage]
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 18:06:45 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 7/23/97 2:28:48 PM, (Max More) wrote:

>I think "Realistic Optimism" would elicit only a "huh?" from most people.

It makes perfect sense to me.

>The reactions I have mostly heard to dynamic optimism have mostly been
>positive, *especially* when accompanied by a brief explanation.

Yes, but are you trying to elicit a positive response here? Are they
positively reacting to the concept of "optimism based on facts and critical
thinking", or positively reacting to whatever "dynamic optimism" makes them
think of?

Maybe they're just reacting to the purveyors of the idea, as in Dr. Hanson's
"ideas as clothes" concept. In that case we could switch to "blmfgh" with no
risk of misunderstanding :-)