Evolution in Action

Rick Knight (rknight@platinum.com)
Thu, 11 Sep 97 10:23:19 CST

Hagbard Celine wrote:

Death is emancipatory? You have thrown off your shackles and can
run off into the wild, blue yonder? I can't help but think that death
is the final chaining of my personal evolution. I view death as a
challenge. If not overcomeable (though this remains to be seen), then
at the very least an impetus to personal action today -- not now, but
right now. Okay, so you are right in a way. Death is indeed
emancipatory -- it frees you from the obligation to grow more complex.

Rick Knight responds:

That is only true if one regards physicality as the only avenue down
which to evolve. I regard physicality a conduit through which to
experience the physical world. With all our talks about galaxy
brains, multiple dimensions, etc.., how could one not be considering
an existence far beyond that which is biological and physical? The
parallel for me is a kindergartner talking about what they "want to
be" when they "grow up". It's hard to be philosophic and extropian
and I'm decidedly the former...but I do enjoy the company and banter.