[extropy-chat] new member

Robert Bradbury robert.bradbury at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 11:49:54 UTC 2007

On 4/11/07, Orlando <ogrc_br at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello peoples,
>    I´m just introducing myself, my name is Orlando Costa, i´m from Rio de
> Janeiro, brasil. And well, i´ll
> follow the discussions, as the concept of extropy is new for me, i´ll be
> more listenis, actually, reading.

Orlando, welcome.  Just as a side note a few months back a URL was posted
for a piece discussing how extropianism (or transhumanism) is "just common
sense".  I think Reason may have been the author.  If you can find that URL
in the archives, or someone can post the reference to it, I think it is
worth reading.  It says in a few words what normally involves a much longer

You will find this a mixed group, some of us have been around for a decade
or more, some are relative newcomers.  Some are people who have been here
forever and some are those who fade away and return from time to time.  We
do from time to time get into heated discussions but for the most part we
are all trying to learn things where we lack knowledge or understanding and
hopefully find the best path(s) forward.  Newcomers are quite welcome and
after we keel haul you and drop you in boiling oil a few times (:-)) I'm
sure you will fit right in.

Not knowing your background or education I'll offer a suggestion.  If you
run across an area with which you lack education you may want to post an
"OFFLIST" note to someone asking them the best source(s) for background.  We
are a very diverse group from all over the world but due perhaps simply due
to history we are more "Western" than "Eastern" in many thought patterns. Do
not hesitate to post opinions where you are confident of your perspective.
(We do not have many, if any, voices from Brazil for example.)  If you want
to assert claims, particularly anything "unusual" in areas of science, you
should be prepared to back them up.

Live long and prosper.
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