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Eliezer_Yudkowsky comments on Are wireheads happy? - Less Wrong

109 Post author: Yvain 01 January 2010 04:41PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 01 January 2010 08:12:12PM 11 points [-]

I observe that you might have caught this mistake earlier via this heuristic: "Using the phrase "by definition", anywhere outside of math, is among the most alarming signals of flawed argument I've ever found. It's right up there with "Hitler", "God", "absolutely certain" and "can't prove that"." I should probably rewrite "math" as "pure math" just to make this clearer.