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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 November 2007 07:47AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 November 2007 11:01:44PM 1 point [-]

Rosser: I am not going to get into the debate about the specific math of your model as others have already done so.

There's only one equation in this post and it's a standard one. Were you referring to the Speed Limit post? I already put all original math in that post into abeyance pending further investigation.

I'm reasonably certain the McCabe I was quoting isn't your McCabe.

I suppose I have a unique professional perspective on how tragic the class of warped thinking revealed in old-style group selectionism is likely to be. ("You can get all these wonderfully aesthetic results just by optimizing for criterion X - oops the real result is cannibalism.") Future posts should make this clear.