Re: On pretending to be Wise

From: Russell Wallace (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2006 - 00:19:05 MDT

On 8/31/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:

(many wise (as opposed to "Wise") remarks snipped and agreed with)

Now ... farewell to email, and off to the Matterhorn!!! Many lesser
> men have tried and failed the ascent! Me: I will have the sense to
> not even try, but merely hike up to the base camp and look around :-)
> ... Now that's what I call wisdom ;-D

I did it sort of the other way round, back in my teenage years, on Pilatus
(height 7000 feet IIRC): humped up the first two thirds on foot, then
stopped at the cable car station, because the last third was steep enough
you'd need to be a rock climber. It was fun at the top! Cold enough to drill
in the whole 'temperature drops as you get higher' thing, though I didn't
notice a difference in air pressure.

Enjoy your climb!

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