Re[2]: Metarationality (was: JOIN: Alden Streeter)

From: Cliff Stabbert (
Date: Sun Aug 25 2002 - 05:36:07 MDT

Sunday, August 25, 2002, 7:23:13 AM, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

ESY> Cliff Stabbert wrote:
>> What is being pointed out is that the mind is a rich and complex
>> system of which the verbalizing, symbol-manipulating "rational" level
>> is merely the surface.

ESY> Verbal thought is not rationality! Human verbal thought is a single,
ESY> imperfect implementation of rationality, which supports many irrational
ESY> thoughts as well as rational ones.

OK, we're back to the difference between your use of "rationality" and
that of others. I agree, I think, with what you're saying.

ESY> we *are* thinly modded chimps hacked to support general
ESY> intelligence, after all.

Nice! This is going in my quote file.


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