[extropy-chat] What _is_ it with the WTA board, anyway?
transhumanist at goldenfuture.net
Sun Jan 15 03:35:52 UTC 2006
Setting aside for the moment the specifics of the recent spat within the
WTA board of directors, one cannot help but notice that this is a
Almost like clockwork, one or more members of the Board become so
frustrated that they feel compelled to resign (or are otherwise driven
out), and much bad blood is generated, and good, active leaders leave
the WTA. Almost invariably, the persons in question were in a conflict
with Dr. Hughes.
One or two times, you can ascribe to coincidence. But this has happened
with at least four people thusfar to my knowledge. Can it really be
their fault every time? Does it really make sense that Jose Cordeiro,
Bruce Klein, Harvey Newstrom, and Elizier Yudkowski are each to blame,
when each and every one of them ran afoul of James Hughes and left or
were driven out subsequently? Not to mention all the other bitter
arguments amongst the board, some quite heated, each and every one of
which sees Dr. Hughes at its center (and I have had my share, I will
fully admit, and I'm probably next on the list to be forced out).
It doesn't make a lot of sense to me that it's "everyone else's fault".
If that sounds like a swipe at Dr. Hughes, so be it; I ask it as a
legitimate question. Four personal conflicts bad enough to drive away
members of the Board (and countless others of lesser severity) and it's
never his fault? I find it difficult to reasonably accept that poor
set-upon James is an innocent player in all this.
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