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16 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 December 2008 02:32AM

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Comment author: michael_vassar3 28 December 2008 08:05:53AM 1 point [-]

Eliezer: I'm profoundly unimpressed by most recent philosophy, but really, why is it that when we are talking about science you say "nobody knows what science knows" while in the analogous situation with philosophy you say "the mountains of philosophy are the foothills of AI"? If scientists debate group vs individual selection or the SSSM or collapse for ten times a hundred years that doesn't mean that the answers haven't been discovered. How does this differ from free will?