[extropy-chat] Goring a local ox--MetaMeta

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Sat Mar 4 01:41:47 UTC 2006

I don't remember what you are referring to.  It is a bit strained to  
talk about some post or other after the fact that you think should  
have got more attention.  Stuff happens and not everyone may see what  
you thought you were getting across. Please resend if you like.

- samantha

On Mar 3, 2006, at 6:14 AM, Keith Henson wrote:

> At 11:21 PM 3/2/2006 -0800, you wrote:
>> Hi Keith,
>> While you were away, we kinda developed list fatigue on  
>> libertarianism.
>> Discussion on this topic is allowed, but everyone keep it smart:  
>> post smart
>> stuff and be the signal.
> Other than using it as an example, the post wasn't about a  
> particular brand
> of partisanship.  It was about human psychological traits that (had  
> the
> discussion continued) would have tied into our origin as hunter  
> gatherers.
> The consequences of our origin and these traits should be of  
> interest to
> Extropians.  These psychological mechanisms are the source of great  
> social
> energy as evidenced by everything from cults to the cartoon riots.
> Extropians and related transhumanists may or may not be able to tap  
> the
> traits (it may be impossible to be a fanatic when you understand  
> the origin
> of the trait) but we darn sure need to know where they are leading  
> just to
> stay out of the way.
> The subject is linked to the concerns some on this list have about the
> European population dying out.
> I wonder using an example so close to the Extropian meme set  
> switched on
> some of Minsky's censor agents?
> Keith Henson
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