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Comment author: anonymous9 28 June 2008 02:15:07AM 5 points [-]

Could we please take the true confessions to private email?

I'd rather they didn't, as I'm actually finding this discussion interesting. (Maybe you're not, but you can ignore it; whereas I can't hack into Eliezer's e-mail!)

Incidentally, which meetup was this: Bay Area or NYC?

Comment author: anonymous9 02 June 2008 11:54:17PM 0 points [-]

I don't think Scott Aaronson ever did an Enron commercial.

In response to Reductionism
Comment author: anonymous9 17 March 2008 06:20:53AM 1 point [-]

Caledonian's job is to contradict Eliezer.

Not even that -- it's as if he and other commenters (e.g. Unknown in this case) are simply demanding that Eliezer express his points with less conviction.

If you think Eliezer is wrong, say so and explain why. Merely protesting that he is "confident beyond what is justified", or whatever, amounts to pure noisemaking that is of no use to anyone.

Comment author: anonymous9 06 February 2008 10:05:51PM 16 points [-]

Alaska is unusually far from the United States

Seeing as how Alaska is in the United States, I would say this makes it unusually close.

In response to Circular Altruism
Comment author: anonymous9 22 January 2008 06:29:13PM 2 points [-]

400 people die, with certainty.

Should that be 100?

Comment author: anonymous9 07 October 2007 08:23:28PM 7 points [-]

Eliezer,

Given that Jacob Stein claims the reason Darwinism is accepted by scientists is that it provides justification for raping children, I think it's fair to say that he is a straw man.

Anyway, great post. As usual.