RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 06:31:03 MDT

Jeez. This thread has gone well beyond silly.

In case anyone is confused, that response of mine was a JOKE.

No, I don't really recommend resolving major issues via a contest of
intuitions. And I don't really believe I have the biggest intuition in
the world. Just the cutest ;-)

Intuition is useful, in the scientific domain, as a guide for more
rigorous forms of thought. Mine has led me some valuable places and has
also at times led me astray.

Back to work...

> >> Ah, but with Ben you face another who uses intuition! Now you have
> >> met your match!
> >>
> >> -- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> >
> > Pardon the one line response, but ...
> >
> It's certainly louder.
> Just in case anyone else makes the same error, the intent of
> my reply was
> to say Geddes had met his match in Goertzel, not say that
> both had met
> their match in me. The latter sentence would be syntactical, but not
> grammatical, as it compares incommensurate quantities.
> By all means, fight it out using intuition. Let me know who wins.
> --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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