RE: Ben's "Extropian Creed"

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 22:54:23 MST

> Basically, I'm saying that Social Darwinism isn't part of
> Extropianism; it was
> Sascha's private opinion. That's the part of the FAZ article that I'm
> objecting to. I think you got a mistaken picture of Extropy from
> Sascha and
> then passed it on to the FAZ readers. I totally understand if that was an
> honest mistake - that's why I'm writing this response, isn't it?

Well, Sasha's views seemed to resonate rather well with many other
Extropian writings,
which I quoted...

I guess he took them to an extreme, which ultimately didn't make him very
happy, obviously...

> You'd still be dead wrong, of course, but you'd be much less dead
> wrong. In
> particular, you would be explicitly saying that any Social Darwinism is an
> undiscovered worm eating at the heart of Extropy, not a toast
> publicly made at
> parties.

Yeah that's basically what I meant to say...


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