[extropy-chat] Appropriate List Content - was Malachy's Prophecies; Pope John Paul II, then two before the destruction of the Holy Roman Church

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 4 22:37:37 UTC 2005

--- Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> This list has a focus. It's not a chitchat channel
> about the latest Lakers
> game results, the weather, pet grooming, or car
> tuning. (I know it might come
> as shock to some people here).

What exactly is the focus of this list? I thought this
list was a brainstorming/think tank type mailing list
with a very broad range of topics. i.e. I saw it as
the post-modern equivalent of the European salons of
the 18th century where the some of the best and the
brightest scientists, literati, and artists gathered
to discuss the new paradigms brought about by the
enlightenment. A place where Jules Verne and Voltaire
might have a friendly discussion on the effects of
Darwin's theory of natural selection would have on
international politics while being served tea by Ninon
Lenclos. If this is NOT the case then please somebody
inform me what the focus of this list is so I do not
continue to make an ass of myself.  

> Nobody here uses descriptive page headers, in case
> you didn't notice.

People do but mutations set in right about the 4th or
5th reply post. Generally the early posts in a thread
are right on topic and the later ones start to drift.
It's not EVIL, its just evolution.

> If email bothers you, disconnect your house from the
> power grid.

Huh? What does this have to do with not reading posts
that bother you? If I can tell the email is spam I
don't read it. Disconnecting ones house from the power
grid would be like cutting off ones face to spite ones
nose as it were.

The Avantguardian 

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