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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 May 2008 08:51AM

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Comment author: Shane_Legg 23 May 2008 10:49:24AM 5 points [-]

While I agree with the general sentiment expressed, I think the argument is nevertheless a bit weak.

The problem is that you have not based this on any concrete definition or test of intelligence that spans grass to Jupiter brains. We can all agree on the order of the points on the x axis, but what is the scale? You don't say because you don't know.

Is Einstein 20% smarter than me? Or 3x smarter? Or 10x? Any of these answers could be considered correct according to some scale of intelligence.