Re: ESSAY: Program length, Omega and Friendliness

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Fri Feb 24 2006 - 00:37:10 MST

At 01:37 AM 2/24/2006 -0500, Randall Randall wrote:


>You're making a statement including the error correcting
>mechanisms (ECM) which actually exist at the moment, where
>the statement by Eliezer I was responding to was about
>natural selection in general, and I just wanted to point
>out that it seems clear that observed present-day rates
>are not necessarily maximum rates, given that better ECM
>seems possible.

One "error correction" is that somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of all
conceptions fail to implant.

How much of that is due to mutations in bad places is not known.

Keith Henson

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