Re: Extropy definition
Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:11:07 -0400 (EDT) wrote:

> I recently stated my disagreement with the extropian terminology "dynamic
> optimism" partly because it implies that extropian "optimism" results from
> irrational faith rather than hard-headed realistic evaluation of fact.

I think having a malleable soft sponge like head (ie, an open mind) is better
than a hard-head. And we recently had many good reasons why 'realistic'
implies pessimism. Oh! and 'fact' is a fuzzy area. So I'd rephrase that
comment as "malleable squigy headed critical evaluation of present evidence."

Aren't words great?!

BTW, for a definition of Extropy I would use the one on the Exi website
(intelligence, vitality, etc. of a system). For a definition of Extropian
simply use "a person who exhibits these qualities." It's not a belief
system, it's just a property of something or someone.