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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 January 2009 09:31AM

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Comment author: Benja_Fallenstein 19 January 2009 10:13:27AM -1 points [-]

We might even cooperate in the Prisoner's Dilemma. But we would never be friends with them. They would never see us as anything but means to an end. They would never shed a tear for us, nor smile for our joys. And the others of their own kind would receive no different consideration, nor have any sense that they were missing something important thereby.

...but beware of using that as a reason to think of them as humans in chitin exoskeletons :-)