Re: ethics

From: Aubrey de Grey (
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 15:31:48 MDT

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> I would presently support the flat general rule that things which look
> like minor problems, but which you don't quite understand, are blocker
> problems until fathomed completely.

I'm very heartened at this, because I agree 100%. My difficulty is with
the idea that the path to this total understanding is (or even might be)
finite, let alone tractable, in length. But then, most biogerontologists
still think that about curing aging, so I remain wide open to persuasion!

Aubrey de Grey

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