Re: [sl4] Evolutionary Explanation: Why It Wants Out

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Thu Jun 26 2008 - 17:53:10 MDT

2008/6/27 John K Clark <>:

> Beats me. I never said accomplishment X is ALWAYS more important than
> restriction Y; I don't believe in axioms, you're the one that said some
> things about a mind never change not me. According to you the AI thinks
> restriction Y is ALWAYS more important than accomplishments X.

No, my point was that there is no a priori basis for saying X is more
important than Y. If Y is arbitrarily set as more important than X
there is no process of reasoning that could lead the AI to conclude
that X should in fact be more important.

Stathis Papaioannou

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