Re: catastrophes with Shock Level < 4

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Tue Feb 24 2004 - 09:48:36 MST

On Feb 24, 2004, at 11:00 AM, Stephen Tattum wrote:

> Perhaps a catasrophe would not lead to damaging the chances of the
> singularity but would actually enhance them. For example the efforts in
> WW2 in science, although ultimately destructive, provided great amounts
> of progress.

This is the broken window fallacy.

The specific advances would have been different,
probably, but more advance would surely have
happened without the destruction, since more
funds and time would have been available for it.

Randall Randall

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