Re: Two draft papers: AI and existential risk; heuristics and biases

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon Jun 05 2006 - 10:55:37 MDT

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 02:44:14AM -0400, John K Clark wrote:
> "Robin Lee Powell" <>
> >Do you have any idea how stupid that sounds?
> No.
> >Have you ever seen a cellular phone?
> Yes.

Way to snip context to make it difficult for me to respond.

The argument that something is impossible because natural selection
has failed to achieve it is peurile under the best of circumstances,
but since both cellular phones and CV engines *don't
self-replicate*, it's even dumber than usual. Natural selection
simply *cannot*, *ever* produce these things.


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