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35 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 November 2006 01:50AM

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Comment author: pdf23ds 28 November 2006 12:55:24AM 1 point [-]

"it seems damn hard to very precisely define exactly what"

Robin, I don't see why a definition offered in terms of the origin of a phenomenon ("the shape of our mental machinery") should be any less a definition (or any less precise) than one that directly describes the characteristics of the phenomenon. Why isn't the former sufficient?