[ExI] If anyone wants to Respond to the IEET piece re "Promblems of Transhumanism"

Natasha Vita-More natasha at natasha.cc
Mon Feb 8 17:00:57 UTC 2010

"Libertarian transhumanists like Thiel and More..."

Please read:  RU's interview with Max:

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On 2/8/2010 10:21 AM, Natasha Vita-More wrote:

> My issue with it, however, is that it seems to be black or white and 
> misrepreents Max.

That would be this, I assume:

<A third of the respondents were unwilling to affirm the superiority of
liberal democracy among existing political systems. Transhumanist Max More,
for instance, looks toward a post-democratic minarchy:

     Democratic arrangements have no intrinsic value; they have value only
to the extent that they enable us to achieve shared goals while protecting
our freedom. Surely, as we strive to transcend the biological limitations of
human nature, we can also improve upon monkey politics? 
(More, 2004) >

In what way does this misrepresent Max? By snipping the larger conext of his
comment, presumably, but did he say and mean that?

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