Re: HUMOR: Culture-like shipnames

The Low Golden Willow (
Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:15:29 -0800 (PST)

On Nov 4, 1:25pm, Anders Sandberg wrote:
} (The Low Golden Willow) writes:

} > Ship and Station names for the Clade, showing economic and ecological

} Environmental Impact Statement (terraforming colony)
At first I thought "warship" but you're right, this is funnier for a

} Wild Handwaving

} > Cynical Optimism
} What about Crass Idealism?

I'm not sure I've run into this phrase before. What's your idea of it?
Cynical Optimisim for me is
"People are selfish bastards but that's okay:
Things tend to work out anyway."
Invisible hand and all.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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