Re: Senate's Only Doctor Backs Stem Cell Research

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 00:23:33 MDT

Spike Jones wrote:
> etc. We could find some goofy line of reasoning for anything
> you want to prove. You can do the same trick with the Koran
> or Escher Godel Bach.

Maybe, but I bet it'd be a heck of a lot harder with "Gödel, Escher,
Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid."

Remember, Spike, every time you misquote the name of the Great Eternal
Book you risk vengeance at the hands of a frenzied mob of machete-wielding
Hofstadter fans. The FMMWHF does not take kindly to blasphemy. AND it
destroys your moral fiber. If you misquote the Glorious Everlasting
Brilliance, soon you may find yourself cynical about Google, and from
there it is only a short step to open contempt for the Bayesian
Probability Theorem.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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