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33 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 January 2009 08:42AM

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Comment author: JamesAndrix 31 January 2009 03:25:14PM 3 points [-]

"Babyeaters don't sleep" could be a t-shirt.

Simon: I think you're missing the point, would you want to be modified to no longer value friendship? or to value the life of a roach more than friendship?

babyeaters evolved to not view their babies as something deserving of sympathy, and eating them is the most primal way they show social trustworthyness.

It's not just that it would mess up your psychology to change you this way, it would essentially murder you, and you would be fully opposed to it. (well, I think I would be.)