Re: Feuding on the extropian list...

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Wed, 13 Oct 1999 11:11:40 -0500

john grigg wrote:
> We have discussed on this list the gender/sex role differences society
> places on men and women so with that in mind I find the conflict and
> reaction to it fascinating. The desire of the largely male group members
> seemed very strong in wanting to negotiate a peace for female/female
> conflict as compared to male/male conflict.

That has absolutely nothing to do with it. I don't bother with, say, Lorrey and Dees because Dees isn't a leading transhumanist and Lorrey isn't likely to stop arguing just because I ask politely; there's no prospect that intervention would help, and no need. If two of transhumanism's top PR experts wind up refusing never to speak to each other, that's a tragedy. If Max More and Greg Burch somehow managed to start fighting on a public email list, I'd wade into that too.


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