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

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Comment author: Recovering_irrationalist 02 November 2007 06:48:17PM 0 points [-]

Recovering: Don't know where you're getting the "faith in flawlessness" part.

A little from you saying you believe in flawlessness. That's an old post, but if I was a bias in your head I wouldn't hang around long at the conscious level to get squished. I'd get some strong allies and hide.

To me, you do seem to, but maybe I'm overseeing what fits my belief. If so, my apologies, I didn't mean to offend.

Did you read the part about the retina?

Yes, it's a good and valid example of how dumb and messy evolution is, but it doesn't answer my earlier comment. Sometimes some controlled imperfection is a price worth paying for not becoming a black swan's morning snack.