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125 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 17 November 2011 07:28PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 26 July 2012 10:34:38PM 3 points [-]

Define God. “This universe was created by an ontologically basic mental entity” (whether true or false) isn't a goal system, unless you specify something else.

Comment author: DaFranker 27 July 2012 02:53:05PM *  1 point [-]

I'd go so far as arguing that preferring Believe(“This universe was created by an ontologically basic mental entity”) over Believe(null) is irrational, considering the lack of tests/evidence and, more importantly, lack of effect it has as an anticipation-controller in my mental model.

In other words, this belief does not pay rent.

Comment author: Will_Newsome 04 August 2012 11:38:21AM -2 points [-]

Define God.

In this context: perfect agent.