Chris Hind (
Wed, 28 Aug 1996 04:36:25 -0700

At 12:08 8/28/96 -0700, you wrote:
>At 01:35 PM 27/8/96 -0700, Russell Whitaker wrote:
>>> >Max is no "central extropian authority"...
>>> Why are you taking such offense? I'm asking politely. I only aimed my
>>> message to Max because he is our public spokesperson/representative where
>>> the mass media is concerned.
>>No, he's not. He's one of a number of people with opinions, often
>>called upon to express them. A number of us have done that.
>We agree that he is not a 'central authority' who lays down the law. However,
>I think it perfectly reasonable to consider Max Most the leading public
>spokes>human of Extropianism. This does not mean that he has some exclusive,
>divine, eternal right to this position.
well obviously.

Until his IA implant malfunctions
>and he spouts forth Luddite doctrine he can objectively be regarded as our
>foremost representative - both in terms of his actions and how he is
>perceived by the media.
hehe Max More the AntiChrist!!

>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 ?
>As far as perception is concerned, Max is clearly recognized by the media
>and by most people who know about Extropianism as its leading proponent.
Very True, I'd like to obtain the media status he has. I MUST get more
involved in this. I have always believed in ideas like this since I was a
little kid but I had always looked for a group where they lumped them
together as promoting the idea of a positive future but had never found one.
Then finally my english teacher who subscribed to skeptic, knew I was into
future technology, etc and handed me the pamphlet about the extropians so
after that I was glued to the websites and couldn't get enough. Only I must
say that Max should get a new picture, cause I see that same picture of him
on every publication. Also do any Extropians go to El Camino College? I'd
like to meet some of you if you happen to go there.

>This does not mean that we always agree with him, that he is always right or
>that others should not express their own opinions. If he doesn't keep
>extroping he might even be disposed.
True but I doubt he'll ever do that unless senility gets to him before