[ExI] Impending Newtonmass...
santostasigio at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 25 01:08:18 UTC 2008
plus the roots of this celebration is not really christian but pagan. So many other cultures have a celebration during this time of the year, in association with the winter solstice.
My way to deal with the celebration is to embrace it and go beyond the christian connection.
--- On Wed, 12/24/08, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
From: Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [ExI] Impending Newtonmass...
To: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
Date: Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 5:28 PM
At 11:55 PM 12/24/2008 +0100, Stefano Vaj wrote:
>And there is nothing wrong in knowing what you are *actually* saying,
>especially as you would be lost in finding where enjoyment is ever
>mentioned in the French or Japanese formula, and as Navidad, Natal or
>Natale might tomorrow end up referring (again by antonomasia) to the
>birth of - who knows? - HAL 9000
Yes. That's why I suggested a few days ago: "It could be uttered with
a sort of optimistic transhumanist air, I'm sure." To celebrate the
birth/creation/emergence of... NanoClaus, SantAI, etc.
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