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20 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 March 2007 05:43PM

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Comment author: Mike_Linksvayer 24 March 2007 06:09:34AM 12 points [-]

Archimedes lived two centuries after Pythagoras and knew more math in spite of being known as an engineer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes#Mathematics

However, calculus is obvious now, so that won't work.

But the task is now easy -- I'd talk to Archimedes about plant rights (see http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/morality_of_the.html).

Comment author: JenniferRM 12 June 2012 07:10:49PM 4 points [-]

Interesting. I think this comment could plausibly be the primary inspiration for HP:MoR's chapter 48 :-)