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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 September 2008 11:04AM

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Comment author: pdf23ds 28 September 2008 07:05:35PM 0 points [-]

"If you are a level below Jaynes, Evolution is at least a hundred levels below the average engineer."

I think there's a case to be made that evolution, sped up, say, a million times over, or ten, might be only several levels below the average human. (Especially if we're only considering evolution of multicellular organisms with sexual recombination, which I suppose might be analogous as only considering software development using high level languages.) And I'm willing to grant that million or ten just as a matter of conversational convenience.