Re: The Conscious Mind

E. Shaun Russell (
Fri, 11 Oct 1996 20:41:29 -0700 (PDT)

At 15:21 10/10/96 +0000, you wrote:
>E. Shaun Russell:
>> Bzzzt. Hummmm. Fzzzt. Squeee. Maybe I was wrong about my
>>responses last week in the thread on mailing list quality. I have just
>>recently noticed a lot of noise coming through with the signal. No
>>offense (as usual) to Greg or Kathryn,
>Offense is taken by me, Shaun. If a quote forms the basis for a metaphor
>that is used as the basis for an entire discussion, then I consider
>it relevant to address the validity of that quote.

But it wasn't the basis. It was a signature line. I think that
both you and Greg (and everyone else) understand what Churchill meant by his
quote: "When the eagles are quiet, the parrots begin to jabber." Not too
much to discuss, let alone base a discussion on. Again, I intend no
offense; I'm just trying to figure out the need for irrelevant posts.

>To be honest, in the short time that I've been on this list, I've
>encountered many posts that have taken quite a nasty tone toward
>newcomers to the list.

I don't think it's necessarily newcomers per se, but anyone who has
ill-supported posts or topics is bound to be argued with. Rightly so. This
ML is supposed to be for "...well thought out, extropian discussion." If
it's not well thought out or extropian, don't post it. If there has been
any 'nastiness', I don't think it was intentional.

Ingredi Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

"Time after time, we lose sight of our ways
Our causes can't see their effects"
--Neil Peart

E. Shaun Russell Extropian poet\musician