From: Ben Goertzel (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 13 2000 - 22:55:26 MST
And I'm honestly surprised that you think this argument is ridiculous --
that you think
money has an objective reality independently of the state....
But I have no desire to continue the argument either.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> Of Patrick McCuller
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 12:40 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: RE: Ben's "Extropian Creed"
> > Actually, the very MONEY that you don't want to give him, is a
> product of
> > the very GOVERNMENT that you're complaining about.... Your
> wealth does not
> > exist independently of the state, which punishes
> counterfeiters, regulates
> > and so forth.... So the "separateness" that you posit is partially
> > fallacious...
> This is totally ridiculous. I'm honestly surprised to see
> this kind of
> argument. Since this list is supposed to be for SL4 issues, I
> won't fill it up
> with well-known refutations (and a few of my own.) We can take it
> offline if
> you want.
> Patrick McCuller
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