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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 December 2008 12:51AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 December 2008 04:45:23PM 4 points [-]

I didn't say pure, I said purer. If you write your own legs, that's a purer contest than running on muscles you don't understand. If you rewrite your own mind, that's a purer contest than thinking with neural circuits you don't understand. You never made and can never make yourself from scratch, from nothing; but it's possible that the brain you wield could be Truly Part Of You. The implications of which are not exactly straightforward, but I haven't gotten to the section on introspection yet.