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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 29 December 2008 06:00PM

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Comment author: Carl_Shulman 29 December 2008 07:03:43PM 2 points [-]

"(b) my being a mutant,"

It looks like (especially young) humans have quite a lot of ability to pick up a wide variety of basic moral concerns, in a structured fashion, e.g. assigning ingroups, objects of purity-concerns, etc. Being raised in an environment of science-fiction and Modern Orthodox Judaism may have given you quite unusual terminal values without mutation (although personality genetics probably play a role here too). I don't think you would characterize this as an instance of c), would you?