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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 November 2007 03:45PM

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Comment author: bigjeff5 30 December 2011 10:58:23PM 2 points [-]

Also: I'm not finding any references to god in this article, except the explicit statements on how this is *not * about creationism or an evolutionary fairy. What am I missing?

Eliezer's discussion of evolution as an "alien god". That is, if you absolutely have to have a "god" figure, then evolution itself fits the bill pretty perfectly. Unfortunately for the Judeo-Christian types, it's less Jehovah and more Azathoth (H.P. Lovecraft's god of chaos) in nature. See Alien God.

I think you hit the nail on the head regarding /ehj2.

Comment author: Dojan 31 December 2011 12:25:49AM 0 points [-]

Eliezer's discussion of evolution as an "alien god".

But...That's not... Yeah. If absolutely have to have a "god" figure, then you might as well grossly misinterpret EY's explanation to make it fit your own beliefs.

I think you hit the nail on the head regarding /ehj2.

Thank you! I'm slowly beginning to learn this rationality thing it would seem :-)