Re: The Extropian Principles

Russell Whitaker (
Wed, 21 Aug 1996 10:40:31 -0700

On Aug 20, 11:48pm, Max More wrote this (quoted with ">"):
> Subject: Re: The Extropian Principles

> >At 8:48 PM 8/19/96, wrote:
> >>
> >>LI = limitless improvement
> >
> >I do prefer the phrase "limitless improvement" to the phrase "boundless
> >improvement", but I'm a bit wary of the proposed mnemonic.
> I'm also wary of the mnemonic. It makes you think too much about something
> hardly central to the principles.

Eric and Max:
Knowing Tom, I'm sure he meant it tongue-in-cheek when he said it, and
I seconded it in similar humour.

> >I'm wary of this particular mnemonic because extropians are already being
> >accused of being sex maniacs in other forums.
> Or else of hating sex and anything physical!

Eric: in which forums are extropians being accused of such unspeakable

> >I don't care for "boundless evolution" at all, because I think it's
> >important to keep the biologists, who realize that "evolution" is a
> >value-neutral term.

I've seen "Evolution" reified by at least one person on this list, and
I agree with this. It's not "a constituency thang", however: "keeping
the biologists" sounds almost political.


"Here the ways of men part:  if you wish to strive for peace of
 soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee
 to truth, then inquire..."  - Nietzsche

Russell Earl Whitaker Webmaster, Silicon Junction Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mountain View, CA ===============================================================