Re: The inevitability of death, or the death of inevitability?

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 23:52:47 MST

"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:

> Yes, well, I have some experience with the bizarre matrix of
> self-reinforcing misinterpretations that usually results in such a
> statement. You don't appear to be an advanced case, and hopefully can be
> extracted from whatever corner you're currently wedging yourself into.

Or put another way, "I go to the Church of Science Fiction, and I can't be bothered to let
messy little problems like logic, mathematical epistemology, and the scientific method
interfere with my supposition."

C'mon, man, this whole discussion deserves better than that. The priors drive the
conclusions, Eli; the conclusions don't say anything about the priors.


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