Re: META: barfsome terminology
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 07:13:10 EDT

[ . . . on the run this morning, so time for only a couple of quick notes . . . ]

In a message dated 99-10-04 22:16:42 EDT, (Damien Broderick) wrote:

> I'd like to suggest that people stop using the term `meat' about human
> beings.

Thanks, Damien, for treating me with a dose of my own medicine. Especially in light of the news posted elsewhere here this morning that "the opposition" is becoming better and better organized, I think you've got a good point. There is a serious and significant "culture war" brewing and we're not doing ourselves any favors by emphasizing the more "outrageous" views of our ideas and values.

(For the record, this is the first time anyone has leveled the term "barfsome" at anything I've written . . . a personal milestone of sorts.)

     Greg Burch     <>----<>
     Attorney  :::  Vice President, Extropy Institute  :::  Wilderness Guide   -or-
                         "Civilization is protest against nature; 
                  progress requires us to take control of evolution."
                                           Thomas Huxley