[ExI] new term

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 22:56:34 UTC 2023

Geez - sapiosexual was just a little joke (though it was used in a book I
read - also tongue in cheek.)

Labels - where would we be without labels and groups?  Worse off by a long
shot.  We would have to explain in all the little details just what we are
talking about, whereas the label tells you most of it and then you can say
just how you deviate from it.  We cannot do without generalization.

Without:  I am of mostly European origin with some parts for Scotland, some
from Ireland, some from France,and a little bit from India.

With:  I am white, mostly western European

Loosen up out there!    bill w

On Sun, Apr 9, 2023 at 5:09 PM spike jones via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> ...> On Behalf Of efc--- via extropy-chat
> Subject: Re: [ExI] new term
> >...I always have mixed feelings when it comes to terms and labels.
> Especially when it comes to myself, my beliefs and preferences. I prefer to
> talk about them directly than under the umbrella of an "ism"...
> Ah yes, the well-known anti-ismist school of thought.
> >...Terms and labling can be, if used with bad intent, the poisonous soil
> from which identity politics spring... Best regards,
> Daniel
> Agreed Daniel.  Always use terms and labels with good intent, treat
> everyone fairly and with respect.  Then label their brains out, I say!  Do
> so with kindness and charity!  Simplify every concept beyond recognition at
> every opportunity, so that even dumb old computers can understand us.
> My fond wish is that everyone is enjoying a fine spring day, as I am.
> Daniel, do you know a European language we can test ChatGPT in?  French?
> I know we have at least one native Spanish speaker among us.
> spike
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