RE: Ben's "Extropian Creed"

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Tue Nov 14 2000 - 07:17:10 MST

My error was "millions per year in the US" ... if you count Africa it
becomes far closer to true...

OK, mea culpa, you caught me on sloppy wording in a hastily-tapped
late-night e-mail; in my view the basic point remains true...


> Allow me to quote you:
> "Yet the "poverty mentality" drags down millions of new kids in
> our country
> each year, into lives of violence and destructive drug use ..."
> That's each year. You're now proposing 3.5 million poor
> people per year?
> Which is it? 3.5 million total, or millions per year?
> :)
> I'm just picking on your numbers, actually. This seems
> silly - it isn't
> advancing a proposition one way or the other, right? Actually, it is. It
> limits you. It limits what you say by enforcing basic
> consistancy. If it is
> millions per year, it is a crisis of fantastic proportions. If it
> is millions
> total, it is still a crisis, but of a different order.
> Patrick McCuller

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