Re: Education [was Re: The Conjunction Fallacy Fallacy [WAS Re: Anti-singularity spam.]]

From: Robin Lee Powell (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2006 - 22:51:31 MDT

On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 12:16:18AM -0400, Richard Loosemore wrote:
> Perhaps you missed something that I pointed out earlier: I was
> awarded a postgraduate degree in cognitive science 19 years ago.
> As part of that degree I had to pass exams and write essays on
> various subjects, including work that covered the field that has
> been under dispute.

And certainly 19 years is not enough time to forget anything or go

Perhaps you'd like to hear about the person on various Lojban fora
who was a logic professor for > 30 years but now can barely string a
sentence together? He still thinks he's all-knowing too.

Look, Richard, it's really, really simple.

You said:

Richard Loosemore wrote:
>This impression would be a mistake. To take just the issue of
>friendliness, for example: there are approaches to this problem
>that are powerful and viable, but because the list core does not
>agree with them, you might think that they are not feasible, or
>outright dangerous and irresponsible. This impression is a result
>of skewed opinions here, not necessarily a reflection of the actual
>status of those approaches.

You were asked to give literature references to these approaches.

You haven't.

Until you do, you're going to look evasive and slimy.

It's really that simple. Everything else is just word games.


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