[extropy-chat] Singularity Blues

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 6 17:46:39 UTC 2005

--- Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 09:41:07AM -0700, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> > The payoff?  I am not posthuman but I imagine it might include
> simply 
> > the sense of repayment and satisfaction of helping one's
> root/parent 
> > species continue and evolve to the maximal extent it or its members
> > can.
> We don't seem to be repaying that kindness in full though
> http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/eldredge2.html
> with some (very few) notable exceptions.
> I'm also interested in the origin of those warm fuzzy feelings.

I'll note the cynicism comes with a whiff of disinformation and hiding
data. I see that while the author of the above study noted the percent
of all families that died in previous extinctions, he does not document
how many families have been made extinct in the current so-called
'great extinction', likely because not a single full family of species
have been yet made extinct. Nor does he note our technological capacity
to reintroduce and revive species that has been proven a number of
times already.

Looks to me like more mere disasturbation. Lighten up.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
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It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
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