Re: Frankenstein

Anders Sandberg (
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 13:03:06 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 9 Oct 1996, David D. wrote:

> This strikes me as an oddly appropriate metaphor for the works of T. Leary. Should he
> have 'thought things out a little better'? Was he responsible for his 'creations'?
> (people who took lsd without the accompanying philosophy of set and setting).

Actually, he warned against this possibility during the senate hearing.
He pointed out that if LSD was outlawed, then a black market would
appear. He wanted it to be kept controlled by the psychiatrists instead
(but when that failed, he joined the underground).

> This dynamic is also reflected in the differing views Hind and Hanson. Should an
> *extropian* (i.e. optimistic futurist philosopher) delve into a meme in depth or just
> shoot out ideas, as many as possible, as fast as possible?

Both. We cannot survive if we spend all our time on a few subjects, but we
must develop our ideas in depth too. Maybe different but interlinked fora
is the solution?

Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
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