[extropy-chat] Why "Commandments"

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Sep 29 05:44:07 UTC 2006

At 10:08 PM 9/28/2006 -0700, spike jests

>The ten suggestments?  Somehow that just lacks the
>punch of the original.

Yes. Getting rid of punches is a great idea.

Getting rid of moral commands from above is a great idea. Getting rid 
of the far too definite *the* and the far too limited *ten* are great 
ideas. Getting rid of *Way* would be good, too, although that seems a 
touch less pernicious. "Some suggestions," yes indeed. "A few 
recommendations." "A mixed bunch of hints, clues and possible 
shortcuts, offered IMHO; check my credentials with people who know 
me." Like that?

Damien Broderick 

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