Re: SOC: Opposition to Transhumanism

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jan 06 2000 - 08:04:09 MST

"D.den Otter" wrote:
> ----------
> > From: Anders Sandberg <>
> > You can be opposed against transhumanism and the things we hold dear
> > without being fanatic about them.
> ...but not without being stupid.

All that's necessary is to know some things, but not others. Selective
knowledge works as "well" as falsehood or bad information-processing for
producing incorrect decisions.

Some opposition will be stupid and unconvertable, some opposition will
be mistaken and convertable, a substantial proportion will be mistaken
and unconvertable, and a small and possibly deadly fraction will be
stupid and convertable.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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