[extropy-chat] The New Atlantis compares JPII and Transhumanism

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sun Dec 17 19:17:59 UTC 2006

At 09:05 AM 12/17/2006 -0500, Robert wrote:

>On 12/17/06, ben <<mailto:benboc at lineone.net>benboc at lineone.net> wrote:
>>I suspect this is a strategy of demonisation by association.
>>Find somebody whose ideas are obviously reprehensible, find some link
>>(even a tenuous one) to a group you dislike, and thereafter quote the
>>person as a representative of the group, assuming that his views and the
>>group's views are synonymous.
>Interesting.  In reading the Wikipedia page I don't find any of his ideas 
>"reprehensible".  Nor would find it easy to associate someone who promoted 
>euthanasia to be tied to a groups of people who almost universally argue 
>for and actively support lifespan extension.

Actually there is a link.  I have personally collected about 1000 signature 
to get a "right to die" law on the books in California.

The reason is that it would greatly improve the quality of cryonic 
suspensions for the terminally ill.

Keith Henson

>You are right about links being "tenuous".
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