Re: The Doctrine of Pope Asimov I

From: Party of Citizens (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 20:19:58 MDT

On Fri, 20 Jul 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Party of Citizens wrote:
> >
> > Would this be a well-phrased expression of a fundamental Extropian belief?
> > FWP
> Absolutely not. Asimov was speaking for himself, and Asimov fell far
> short of Extropian standards. No pancritical rationalist would make such
> a statement.

Asimov is saying that if his question for understanding goes to its
logical conclusion, he will be the overseer of everything. If that is not
so, someone or something else must then have greater oversight. When the
Extropians have expanded their scientific quest to the fullest, will they
be overseers of all or not?

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