[ExI] The president's letter

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 15:59:40 UTC 2019

On Wed, 18 Dec 2019 at 15:51, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Bill suppose we go along with the notion and even grudgingly admit we
> understand what you really mean with the term "Christmas."  What does it
> really mean to be "merry"?  How can we even know when we are being merry?
> Perhaps the whole notion of merry is really just a state of mind, or an
> illusion of consciousness.
> Eh... well, retract, of course merry is a state of mind.  What I really want
> to know is when we are being merry, do you mean more merry that our usual
> state of merriness?  Or if we are persistently and inexplicably merry the
> rest of the time, is there a practical known limit to merriness that one may
> not exceed, kinda like the velocity c?  If we call that limit m, and the
> usual merriness level is about 0.5m, are you suggesting we temporarily
> adjust that to some higher value, say .6m?

I asked Grandma what "merry" means and she replied that based on her
many years experience, it's two glasses of sherry.  (And it rhymes!).


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