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army1987 comments on Words as Hidden Inferences - Less Wrong

40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 03 February 2008 11:36PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 05 September 2013 01:18:00PM 1 point [-]

Otherwise Aristotelians would have starved, unable to conclude that an object was edible merely because it looked and felt like a banana.

I kind-of doubt that Aristotelians saw many banana-like objects edible or otherwise, anyway. ;-)