Re: Compliments and Otherwise (WAS: Normal and Weird)

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun May 07 2000 - 10:34:20 MDT

Bryan Moss wrote:
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> > "A psychologist could base an entire career on you alone."
> > -- Bryan Moss
> Am I wrong?

A neurologist or cognitive scientist could certainly base an entire
career on me alone. A psychiatrist would either run screaming into the
night (if ve was smart) or deny that anything unusual was going on (if
ve wasn't). I optimize my mind using heuristics which, unlike
psychoanalysis, work whether you believe in them or not.

--      Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

                 Member, Extropy Institute
           Senior Associate, Foresight Institute

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