Re: When was the last time an extropian post changed your life?

Alex Tseng (
Sun, 30 Nov 1997 18:27:27 -0800 (PST)

---Max More <> wrote:

> Actually we are about to make a change. To post to the
Extropians list you will need to be a member of Extropy
Institute, although non-members will be able to read only.
> I've been too busy with getting the newsletter to post about
this change, but now it's out I will explain the hows and whys,
probably today.

Hi People, that subject title happens to strike a deep
chord in me, ... I'd move to suggest that some extropian posts
did change my life ... I'm still sure that we've got a good thing
going here,...

We all could do better with a little more effort put
into thinking about people who are on list ,... and been
more sensitive and not resorting to 'flaming' down one another
( an eye for an eye , makes the world go blind - Gandhi )

I think the guidelines and rules laid down at the beginning when
we all first logged onto extroppians are well thought thru and we
should strive to adhere to them ....

> Apart from restricting the list, we are about to open several
> special-purpose lists that will also be restricted.
> Look for details of both of these changes here.

That's reassuring to know too,.. because we can't possibly
get our hands on every thread we see , and I like the idea of
people talking confidently about their field of exppertise ...
doesn't everyone agree to that ? the ssnr would definitely improve
and if one is not a member of that restricted list, one still can
read but not write to it , right ?!

Anyways, I'm optimistic about the future outcomes
All this mess occurs because we're still humans
not posthumans yet !!! hey hey hey

In astrophysics, the general strategy is to formulate mathemat-
ical models of real systems, calculate quantitative predictions
from these models, and then see if observations agree with these
predictions. If there is agreement, then for the time being the
model is considered a useful description of the system of
interest, and conversely, its negation will warrant a correction
abandonment of the model. - Unattributed

While others may argue about whether the world ends
with a bang or a whimper, I just want to make sure
mine doesn't end with a whine.
--Barbara Gordon

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