From: Robin Lee Powell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Dec 04 2007 - 11:48:17 MST
#1. Sort of.
You certainly understand *something* based on reading the paper, but
what you understood may or may not be what Tim intended you to
On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 08:33:50PM +0200, Joshua Fox wrote:
> I didn't quite understand your message, which is a bit funny given
> the context.
> Did you mean that
> 1. I said Tim's article was clearly written because I thought I understood
> it, but really I might not have?
> 2. That Tim might think he understands my email, but really he might not
> 3. That despite what I said about formal and informal styles, Tim's article
> should be less formal?
> 2007/12/4, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Joshua Fox wrote:
> > > 2007/11/21, Tim Freeman <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> >:
> > >
> > > ... http://www.fungible.com/respect/index.html. Unfortunately the
> > paper
> > > needs revision and hasn't yet made sense to someone who I didn't
> > > explain it to personally. Maybe I'll be able to make it readable
> > > over Thanksgiving.
> > >
> > > Tim,
> > >
> > > The paper is, in fact, very clearly written. Its style achieves a nice
> > > balance between the heavy formalism of academic papers and the informal
> > > exposition in many transhumanist items, even the better ones. Each style
> > > has its place, but your article's is just right for what it is aiming
> > at.
> > Tim, I'd verify that praise if I were you:
> > http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/illusion-of-tra.html
> > http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/double-illusion.html
> > --
> > Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> > Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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