Re: answers I'd like from an SI

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sun Nov 11 2007 - 23:52:27 MST

On 12/11/2007, Norman Noman <> wrote:

> That's just stupid. The smarter you are, the better you are at
> explaining anything to anyone. If an explanation exists which a human
> would understand, a superintelligence should be able to find it. It
> should be able to explain general relativity to an eight year old so
> well that their intuitive understanding of the skewing of reference
> frames is better than stephen hawking's.

Assuming such an explanation exists; I would guess that it does not,
and we are somewhere near the limit of the best possible explanation
for an eight year old at the moment. It is irrational to assume that
just because we humans are not infinitely intelligent, we can't
possibly have discovered the best answer to a technical or theoretical

Stathis Papaioannou

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