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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 November 2007 07:58AM

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Comment author: Chris 27 November 2007 01:02:14PM -1 points [-]

Ha, Spock vs McCoy. I think Kirk's position was that it's the affect heuristic that makes us warm, cuddly, and human, data processors, even if it can be faulted in some artificial situations.. This ties in with the other thread about how far we look down possible chains of results in deciding on an action. We're wired to look to proximal results with high affect, and I'm all for it.