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111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 22 May 2008 03:42:28PM 14 points [-]

Marcello, you're presuming that it knows

*that we're on a planet *that gravitational fields exist *what minerals look like *optics *our visual physiology

You're taking a great deal for granted. It takes a very wide knowledge base to be able to derive additional information.