From: Jason Duncan (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 01 2002 - 09:42:17 MST
hey thats great
ive got a hell of a sense of humor too
but technology is no place for religous dogma
how is anything going to ever get done ? ? ?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Goertzel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 11:40 AM
Subject: RE: New Novamente team members sought...
> No cult, and not even any real madness (now that Deacon Kuhns signed off
> ... just some eccentric overbright nerds having a good time and
> competing/cooperating to create a new order of being.
> You'd have to read the SL4 archives to understand the full meaning of such
> things as Eliezer's "oath" e-mail. Of course, reading those archives
> be an unacceptable painful experience ;>
> Eliezer has some deeply-felt and deeply-thought-out but rather extreme
> attitudes about how we should approach bringing the Singularity about, on
> personal and ethical level.
> Over the last year, my mild disagreement with his extreme attitudes has
> provoked some fairly intense dialogues, which to me have mostly been on
> level of "chats I'd have after work over a beer .. or after a few
> beers..." -- but which sometimes have revealed some interesting
> philosophical points.
> On the other hand, every now and then some meaningful scientific,
> or philosophical issues pop up on the list as well.
> Don't worry, I'm not actually going to slaughter my offspring or anyone
> else, no need to call the cops ;->
> And if there is a ritual in which Eli dresses himself in a black hooded
> cape, goes out into a wheat field at midnight, arranges goats in a
> and then slaughters them, while repeating the Singularitarian Oath ...
> I haven't found out about it yet.
> Of course, maybe that's just because I refused to take the oath ;>
> -- Ben G
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf
> > Of Jason Duncan
> > Sent: Friday, March 01, 2002 8:49 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: New Novamente team members sought...
> > have i stumbled into a mad house? or a cult?
> > just what is going on here?
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