Re: [extropy-chat] Re: Faith-based thought vs thinkers

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Mon Jan 30 2006 - 17:54:27 MST

On 1/31/06, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <> wrote:
> In any case, you seem to have missed the point of my objection:
> assigning a high probability to love is a type error.

Of course it is, which is why I didn't do so. In English, "I believe in X"
where X is a value rather than an empirical proposition, does not mean "I
assign a high probability to X", it means something like "I take as an axiom
that X is to be valued". (If your objection is that English is fuzzy, I will
remind you that it evolved for the use of humans, not AI programs.)

- Russell

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