META: Line between Extropians and Transhumans?

Eric Watt Forste (
Fri, 4 Oct 1996 19:07:39 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 4 Oct 1996, Michael Butler wrote:
> There's been commentary of late on keeping the extropy list clean.
> I (new kid) am probably guilty of posting things to extropians (which
> I joined) rather than transhumans (which I have not joined).
> Does the extropian FAQ make this distinction clear?

You are guilty of nothing. The extropians list is far older than the
transhumanist list, and the two lists were started completely
independently of one another, so there are no rules at all about which
content is appropriate for which list.

Extropians are a kind of transhumanist, so anything of general
transhumanist interest would be of interest to both lists. You don't have
to feel obliged to subscribe to both lists just because you're interested
in reading one or the other of them.