Re: Professional intuitions

Hara Ra (
Sat, 26 Sep 1998 00:28:09 -0700

At 08:08 PM 9/25/98 -0700, Damien R. Sullivan wrote:
>On Sep 25, 2:51pm, "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
>> and he doesn't sound like a crank, he didn't say anything I know is
false, so
>> I have no choice but to trust his conclusions - to default to Drexler on
>> matter of nanotechnology.
>I haven't read it yet, but most chemists I know laugh. So I default to a
>neutral state: he may have some nice equations; they have actual experience
>with reaction chemistry.
Well, duh. Reaction chemists are absolutely right in that reaction chemistry will NOT build an assembler. Indeed, the methods they know will NOT create nanotech. And no chemist in their right mind would want to create just one molecule of something.

I can buy blinders at any tack supply house, too...

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