From: Rick Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Dec 09 2007 - 15:01:55 MST
So in your magical world of elitism, Nobel Prize winners never have bad ideas, nobody John K Clark hasn't heard of has good ideas and charismatic tyrants never win support for genocidal policies.
Sadly the real world is a little less clear cut.
From: "John K Clark" <email@example.com>
Date: 2007/12/09 Sun PM 06:35:50 GMT
To: "sl4 sl4" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Re: How to make a slave (was: Building a friendly AI)
On Sun, 9 Dec 2007 "Rick Smith"
> So the validity of an idea is determined
> by the celebrity of the proponent?
Yes, exactly. When a Nobel Prize winning scientist announces a
revolutionary discovery in Nature or Science I am interested, very
interested indeed; when a similar announcement is made by Henry J
Bumblefuck in the National Inquirer I am somewhat less interested, if
truth be told I donít consider it worth 10 seconds of my time.
John K Clark
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