Re: Oh no! or why the future won't accomadate everyone

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Sat Mar 18 2000 - 21:37:41 MST

Eliezer S Yudkowsky wrote:

> Robert Owen wrote:
> >
> > "The human take on God and the afterlife" should be treated as a problem??
> If it's wrong, yes. There are dozens of human 'takes' which make
> factual assertions about the state of the Universe, at most one of which
> can be correct. The others are 'problems', like any other set of false theories.

Look at the quotation again, Eliezer -- what it asks is, among all possible
"takes" ON GOD AND THE AFTERLIFE, should one in particular be treated
as a problem.

It does NOT ask whether HAVING A TAKE, any take at all, should be treated
as a problem.

Thanks for your reply,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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