Re: ethics

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 21:14:54 MDT

At 06:05 PM 19/05/04 -0400, Eliezer wrote:


>Humans weren't generated by computer programmers. Our defiance of
>evolution isn't an "emergent" result of "complexity". It's the result of
>natural selection tending to generate psychological goals that aren't the
>same as natural selection's fitness criterion.

I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I would be interested in seeing
an example or two.

Psychological goals/traits/tendencies that were out of step with "fitness
criteria" for genes in the EEA didn't tend to get preserved.

Keith Henson

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