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17 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 September 2008 06:02AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 25 September 2008 08:52:31PM -1 points [-]

Our ethics are long since divorced from their evolutionary origins.

I think that statement is vastly overconfident, unless perhaps the 'our' refers to a very limited subset of posters/readers here at OB.

Talking about posters/readers here, or humans in general, renders your claim incorrect -- and obviously so. Our intellectual models might in some cases have diverged from selection, but not what we actually value.