Re: virus: Re: Future man, immortality

Marek Jedlinski (
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 00:18:16 +0200 (MESZ)

On Tue, 9 Apr 1996, Romana Machado wrote:

> >> >Personally I like the idea of death and mortality.
> >>
> >> Then die!
> >> All who oppose immortality must die.
> >
> >Regarding you own
> >position, it's clear that you do not tolerate anyone who doesn't accept it,
> >reducing it to us against them.
> What made you think that *I* was going to be the one that did the killing?
> Good old Mom Nature will take care of it, I won't have to lift a finger.
> This saying is not a threat. It only appears to be one at first. It's a fact.

Uh, Romana, sorry to butt in -- but I've been following this exchange and
there's something I thought you could explain: if you acknowledge that
the inevitability of death "is a fact" (with which I can only agree) then
what's the stuff about "Then Die! All who oppose immortality must die"??
It's not like we have a choice, you know. Nor will *believing* in
immortality inundate you from death, or will it? I have found transhuman
thinking quite appealing due to its optimism and "will do" stance; but
for now these are dreams. I have to agree with Bill: you're not doing
Transhumanism a favor by pouncing at people, even less by putting yourself
above any debate. I don't think your words could be understood as a
threat, no; but a variation on the infamous FOAD they were.

Marek Jedlinski