LOOK ON THE BRIGHTÃ‚Â® SIDE OF LIFE
Dean Esmay has another go at defending the BrightÃ‚® Meme.
I don’t have anything particularly original to add on this, other than to clarify that my main objection to this concept is the name itself. As much as the propagators of this wish to proclaim that they mean no connotation that they’re smarter than non-Brights, perception is reality in these things. The fact that virtually every mention I’ve seen on this in the world wide blogosphere gets off onto that issue is enough evidence for me that we’ll wind up debating the label rather than the idea. Any label that connotes an innate superiority over non-members is a bad strategy, especially when the membership is a rather small minority of the population as a whole.
So, to reiterate, a discussion of the pitfalls of a supernatural worldview is worth having. A discussion over why we call ourselves BrightsÃ‚® is not.
Update (11:54): Oh, I forgot to mention that “Mindles H. Dreck” has a post on this one, too.