[ExI] transhumanism as a philosophy

natasha at natasha.cc natasha at natasha.cc
Tue Jun 22 18:47:31 UTC 2010

Quoting Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com>:

> Yes, I reviewed what I'd written and felt that none of these facts
> deserved to be called an accusation.

I wasn't referring to "any of these facts" as being accusations. I  
bloody hell know the facts. It is your assumption that my mentioning  
WTA was invoking a conspiracy.  Frickn' frack.  Where have you been  
for the past decade?!

> However, someone commented to me
> offlist that Natasha was probably upset because I'd used the word
> "conspiracy," when I wrote: "Hence, it hardly seems necessary to invoke
> a conspiracy to explain why the active and visible representatives of
> transhumanism get more attention--and have more sway, assuming they do."


> All this might well be
> true, but isn't "conspiracy" a suitable word to summarize such
> activity?

No it's not.  A campaign is "a series of actions advancing a principle  
or tending toward a particular end" and a conspiracy is "a plot to  
carry out some harmful or illegal act".  I do not think that at all.

> Perhaps I ought to have used Natasha's word "campaign."
> (Still--what shadowy forces were behind this campaign? Just  
> wondering--I >don't feel I have a dog in this event.)

Yes, that would have more fitting; but I get the feeling you are  
looking for some drama.


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