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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 07 April 2008 01:51AM

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Comment author: Unknown 09 April 2008 08:11:32AM 0 points [-]

Psy-Kosh : "Yeah, the uniformity thing (which I thought of in terms of existance of structure in experience) does seem to be a hit against it, and something I've spent time thinking about, still without conclusion though.

On the other hand, the chain of reasoning leading to it seems hard to argue against.

ie, what would have to be true for for something _like_ the dust theory to be false? I have trouble thinking of any way of having the dust theory be false and yet also keeping anything like zombies disallowed."

Psy-Kosh, that isn't a chain of reasoning leading to it. Your premise is that zombies are disallowed, which has not been established.

In other words, our evidence for the falsity of the Dust Theory -- even if it is possible that someone may sometime present a Revised Dust Theory consistent with our evidence -- is also evidence that Eliezer is wrong, and something like zombies are possible.