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80 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 November 2007 06:57AM

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Comment author: Wes_W 12 August 2015 12:46:18AM 2 points [-]

I am the downvoter, although another one seems to have found you since. I found your comment to be a mixture of "true, but irrelevant in the context of the quote", and a restatement of non-novel ideas. This is admittedly a harsh standard to apply to a first comment (particularly since you may not have yet even read the other stuff that duplicates your point about human designers being able to avoid local optima!), so I have retracted my downvote.

Welcome to the site, I hope I haven't turned you off.

Comment author: hosford42 12 August 2015 05:08:58PM 1 point [-]

I guess relevance is a matter of perspective. I was not aware that my ideas were not novel; they were at least my own and not something I parroted from elsewhere. Thanks for taking the time to explain, and no, I feel much better now.