From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 05 2002 - 22:27:57 MST
Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> Amara Graps wrote (5.1.2002/15:47) :
> > "If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into
> > you." - -Nietzsche
> What do you think he meant ?
> Here's another quote from the same page of your quote :
> "When a woman has an interest for science, it is most often the sign
> that her sexuality is troubled." [my translation]
> Do you agree with that ? :-)
"The world's biggest fool can say the sun is shining, but that doesn't
make it dark out."
-- Robert M. Pirsig, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
Corollary: If a philosopher says that it is daytime and that it is
raining, and it is actually nighttime, this does not prove that it is not
I close with some other quotes from famous individuals, which I have made
up out of thin air especially for this occasion.
"The square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the
other two sides."
-- Osama bin Laden, in geometry class
"Two plus two equals four."
-- Adolf Hitler, in kindergarten
"Child abuse is wrong."
-- Joseph Stalin, high school debating team
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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