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

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 December 2008 08:53:00PM 1 point [-]

Dmytry: For example, human dominance as species and power that humans have over environment is largely due to inventions made by some highly capable individuals; without those inventions biologically we'd be not much more powerful than other predators hunting in packs. It is argument for putting Einstein and the like far to the right, and chimp and average human relatively close together.

An interesting point, but Einstein is famous because he's the guy who got there first - not necessarily the only guy who could have gotten there in principle.