Re: On being Extropian ( was Eagles and Parrots)

E. Shaun Russell (
Sun, 13 Oct 1996 17:15:44 -0700 (PDT)

On 13\10\96

>> = Kathryn Aegis
> = Ira Brodsky

>Here's what I am hoping this list will be: a place for people who fervently
>believe in intellectual and technological progress to test and refine (or
>discard) their ideas.

For sure. When I make a post, I try to be light-hearted about the
whole idea, therefore I never intend offense: I am merely conveying *my*
thoughts on a matter. I can only think of one time that I have been
offended [in the time that I've had a modem] and that was offlist. The
extropian list should be a forum for extropian conversation. Signal, not
noise (or jabber, as Churchill put it.) Shall I say 'touche'? :-)

>>If being extropian means checking my emotions at the door, than,
>>fine, I should seek other fora.

No, it doesn't mean you should check your emotions at the door. It
appears to me, you are checking *other* peoples' emotions at the door. I
think people have a right to their opinions. This list is for people to
discuss their *extropian* opinions.

Ingredi, but not Externus!

-E. Shaun Russell

E. Shaun Russell Extropian poet\musician