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59 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 February 2008 11:57PM

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Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 26 February 2008 08:22:07PM 2 points [-]

I've considered how to kill or rewrite a Judeo-Christian type God

Please make this your next "fun" post. (Speaking of which, I enjoy the digression.)

You can't necessarily force me to consider believing number 4 because it involves a moral question and those are not subject to forced visualization (by this rule) in the way that factual scenarios are.

But "my CEV judges killing babies as good" (unlike "killing babies is good") is a factual proposition. You know what your current moral judgments are, but you can't be certain what the idealized Eliezer would think. You might justifiably judge repugnant volition too unlikely to bother imagining it, but exempt?