Re: Shamanism, faith healers and "plant wisdom"

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sat Feb 11 2006 - 18:43:41 MST

Shane Legg wrote:
> To my surprise some people turned up to defend the idea that
> faith healing is indeed relevant to the singularity. I had expected
> the complete opposite reaction.
> Is there really a sub-group within the singularitarians with this view?

No. I expect this is just an obscure corner of the net where the rare,
powerful True Singularitarians don't hang out, and the posters are
poseurs and imitations, shadows cast by our presence. A bit
15th-generation, if you take my meaning.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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