Promethean Journal

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Promethean Journal

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 20:53:39 GMT
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Subject: Promethean Journal

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 10:29:26 -0400 (EDT)
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We here at the Promethean Journal believe in technology and the human
species. We believe that technology as a whole is a beneficial force in
the evolution of our species and can solve the majority of the world's
most vexing problems. It is our article of faith that technology,
applied with foresight, respect and imagination, is a key component in
our continuing development as a sentient life form in the universe. It
is also our article of faith that if we bumble along and apply
technology for shortsighted gain, the development of our specie s will
proceed, albeit over a longer period of time and at great cost, both to
humanity and the planet as a whole. Most likely, a combination of both
thease scenarios will take place. We believe our species has a
promising future, but also has a long way to go.

Central to this philosophy is a belief in the importance of the
exploration, and yes even the exploitation, of space. Considering that
we are still not far removed from our hunter/gatherer ancestors of the
last ice age, and the prospects of explosive evolutionary change being
slim (barring any unforseen positive effects of the ozone hole), we
categorically reject the notion that we should remain here on Earth
until we have slain all the dragons and are responsible enough to go out
into space. There simply is not the time or easily available resources
to afford such a luxury. By venturing out from this overcrowded and
festering little rock, humanity will gain the time and resources (not to
mention perspective) it needs to mature and live up to the faith we have
in our destiny.

[Current articles]

EDITOR'S DESK
Banal and beligerant B.S. from the NTBH editors
John's Desk - Adventures in Babyland (JKB Feb '94)
Childbirth, the universe and everything.
Caleb's Desk - Living with Monkeys (CJC Nov '93)
The problems associated with homo sapians living in groups.
FEATURES
Stories, essays and full length articles
Flight of the DC-X (CJC Aug '93)
First hand account of this historic event in aeronautical history.
The DC-Xfiles (CJC Aug '93)
A behind-the-scenes look at the people and tech that made it all
possible.
Autopoetics (JKB Oct '93)
Self-generating complex systems and the mailing lists that love them.
Conversation with a Writer (CJC Oct '93)
E-mail correspondence with a famous (and anonymous) writer.
Buddhism and the Spiritually Challenged, by Winfield Clark
An essay about physical limitation and spiritual freedom.
Therapy and Cappuccino, by Caleb John Clark
The essentials of living in the big city.
ODDS 'n ENDS
Shorts, scaps, factiods and assorted flotsam and jetsam
Networking on the Bleeding Edge (CJC Oct '93)
A look at high speed networking at LANL.
Atomic BBS (CJC Aug '93)
Pam Trexler's serious minded BBS.
A Free Dose (CJC Oct '93)
A short chat with a man who's seen it all.

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Original posting date: 
Sunday, July 30, 1995
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