Re: FW: >H extropians list

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 23:43:50 -0500

> > From: Samuel J Harper[]
> > Make sure you do this on the list and not through email, as extropians
> > have been known to take credit for ideas they got from someone else
> > through email. At a recent extropy conference a whole talk by their
> > "leader" was apparantly based on an idea taken from someone else's email.
> > There may have been some original ideas in the talk as well. I don't
> > know. But transhumanists should not tolerate this kind of behavior. It
> > gives us a bad name.

If he doesn't name a specific instance, then I'm inclined to dismiss it as simple smear tactics. I wonder at the why.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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