Re: degrees of openness

Joao Pedro (
Thu, 4 Dec 1997 22:31:29 GMT


Max More wrote:
>: > ... The list was created as a "safe haven" (founder
>: > Perry Metzger's words) for discussion amongst Extropians
>: > without having to pander to the differently-opinioned.
Joao Pedro <> asks
>: Isn't a discussion an exchange of information and ideas?
>: How can you have a discussion in the first place without
>: different ideas and opinions?

Anton Sherwood replied:
>How can two biologists exchange information about life in the
>Cambrian era, if they're constantly interrupted by biblical
>literalists saying there never was a Cambrian era?
>If we want to discuss our ideas with others who strongly disagree,
>there's a forum for that, too: it's called Usenet.
>(Look for me on dejanews)

I agree 100%

What I disagree is with your "argument" that because you have money you are
an extropian and can join the list while I can't. The simple fact that you
have money - 95$ - to spend makes you nothing better than anyone else in
discussing any issue in the world. And since basically that's what you are
trying to do, I'm expressing my disagreement. All I said was as simple as
that, I disagree with prejudices based on wealth! I disagree when you say
that you are more "qualified" to discuss extropianism because you have more

See ya,

         Hasta la vista...

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