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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2007 08:41PM

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Comment author: Pete_Carlton 12 November 2007 08:35:17PM 0 points [-]

What are you saying - that EP has closed the book on them?

My point about infanticide etc. was that EP has bigger problems for becoming generally accepted than how difficult it is to reason about - problems having to do with a perceived removal of agency from human beings.

Anyway, it doesn't strike me as surprising that purely evolutionary mechanisms led to our psychology, and especially not our sense of morality. Are these things much more complex than any other animal behavior we're happily willing to concede to evolution?