Re: wildgrowing threads

Michael Lorrey (
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 10:30:01 -0500

Max M wrote:
> Hi this is a question.
> As a person very interrested in the future i have subscribed to the
> etropian mailing list. I receive about 30 postings a day. But i don't quite
> get it.
> 1 thread is about the TWA 800, aka a conspiracy discussion.
> 1 thread is about the existence of god, aka a basic existensialist question
> (at leat part of the thread)
> 1 thread is about worker/emplyer relationsship, aka govermental influence
> These threads consists of more than 50% of all threads.

THreads tend to begin as extropian discussions, then if someone is
intent on burying anothers arguments (especially if they use loose
analogies), the discussion tends to spin off like so many pieces of