Re: The Extropian Principles

Hara Ra (
Mon, 29 Jul 1996 21:22:09 -0700

>I think spontaneous order is an especially tough one for people to grasp.
>Any help ExI can give in getting people to understand it will probably be
>appreciated by the other organizations and individuals who recognize its
>importance to a healthy and vigorous economy and polity.

Try Stewart Kaufman's book for lay persons, "At Home In The Universe". I
strongly suggest reading Levy's "Artificial Life" first, as the first few
chapters of Kaufman's book presume a basic knowledge of ALife and
Complexity/Chaos theory. There are some fascinating ideas re applications in
Biotechnology which may make most of the current biotech approches obsolete.

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