Russell Whitaker (
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 13:29:52 -0700

On Aug 28, 12:08pm, Peter Voss wrote this (quoted with ">"):
> He (together with Tom Morrow) coined the term 'Extropian', started the
> Extropian movement, edits and publishes Extropy magazine, organizes the
> Extro conferences and is more active (through articles, debates &
> interviews) in defining and promoting Extropianism than anyone else. Can
> anyone claim to be doing more ?

No, no one can reasonably make that claim, by any stretch of
the imagination. What I disagree with is Chris Hind's assumption
that Max is a "central authority". It's misleading language, and
gives the distinct and incorrect impression that "where Max
leads, we shall follow". I personally agree with almost everything
Max has to say, but only because I submit what he says first to
the "central authority" between my ears, for my own evaluation.
Max is one of the most consistently rational people I've ever
had the pleasure to deal with. I dislike seeing him misrepresented,
whether by ignorance or guru worship.

Another thing: alt.extropians is several years old. If one is
going to do something with it, call it "resurrection" or
"resuscitation", rather than "ribbon cutting".

"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 ===============================================================