Re: Is the death penalty Extropian?

Max More (
Fri, 27 Nov 1998 20:45:44 -0800

At 11:34 AM 11/27/98 -0800, you wrote:
>You respond:
>>> The flaw lies in the fact that I just re-read "the extropian
>>> Principals v2.6, and there is no non-aggression principal.
>>> "have some fire Strawman"
>>Now you're really burning me up. :-)
>>Obviously I wasn't referring to the Extropian Principles, but to
>>the general libertarian prohibition of aggression. Extropians, by
>>the coiner's own definition, are "libertarian transhumanists", so
>>there's more to what we hold in common than the EPs, no?

No. Wrong. Incorrect. Extropians are defined in terms of the Principles. They are *not* defined as libertarian transhumanists. Most of us tend to fit that description well, but you do not have to clearly fit the definition of "libertarian" to be Extropian.

BTW, the latest version of the Principles is 3.0, not 2.6. Please refer to the Open Society principle there.


Max More, Ph.D.
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