From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 15:12:58 MST

There has lately been an attempt by certain eugenicists to appropriate the
name of transhumanism to themselves. Eugenics bears the same relation to
transhumanism as astrology to astronomy. The general attitude is that
eugenicists are not welcome on transhumanist sites or mailing lists.
(There are a few real transhumanists who disagree with the dismissal of
eugenics - even though they themselves think that eugenics is bogus - on
the grounds that part of transhumanism is tolerating everything.)

Not just SL1, but SL1 pseudoscience. Why bother?

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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