[extropy-chat] Extropy, Political Viewpoint and the Futureof ExI'sList
max at maxmore.com
Tue Oct 11 14:32:04 UTC 2005
At 08:53 AM 10/11/2005, you wrote:
> > Some of your points below are accurate, but
> > others are really stretching things, especially on "Rational
> > Thinking"
>Really? So you advocate teaching intelligent design in public schools?
>Or do you insist on rational thinking, that only reasoned scientific
>theories of universal and human development be taught?
I don't insist on *anything* being taught in public schools. In
*private* schools I would certain recommend most strongly against
teaching intelligent design, but I wouldn't *require* anything unless
I owned such a school. That's about as non-political as it's possible to get.
>Please stop with the absurdist weaseling, it does you no benefit.
>Either accept that the principles are a political agenda, or rewrite
>them (once again).
I acknowledged that the Principles had plenty of room for political
implications. That doesn't make them a political agenda as a whole,
and it certainly doesn't make rational thinking more political than
any other favored view of cognition.
I ask that you apologize and retract your "absurdist weaseling" comment.
Max More, Ph.D.
max at maxmore.com or max at extropy.org
Chairman, Extropy Institute. http://www.extropy.org
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