Re: META: Dead horses

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 30 Nov 1999 11:54:31 -0800 (PST)

> Unfortunately, this is a common pattern for Extropians. We cannot debate
> any area of serious disagreement... How useful can this list be if debate
> fails upon any real difference of opinion?

Since when is debate a "failure" just because none of the combatants switch sides? That's not the goal: the debate is a value in itself. Lots of lurkers get to hear the opposing points of view, the views themselves are clarified and developed, lines are drawn, terms defined, brains are exercised. That sounds pretty productive to me.

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