"Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> "Chen Yixiong, Eric" wrote:
> > http://www.sciam.com/2001/1101issue/1101antimatter.html
> > A brief collection of anecdotal evidence to support the notion that
> > "a little knowledge" would in actuality represent major progress
> I find it excruciatingly ironic that this article is being published by
> Scientific American, a major leader in the dumbing-down of science.
> Look at the writing quality of the article, which is 'x', where 'x' is
> some number that is very, very low. It is clearly being written for
> readers whose ability to parse long sentences and read big words is also
> 'x'. Humor columnists write to a higher-level audience than this.
> Try contrasting the writing quality of the above article with the one
> below, which says that the supposed inability of the public to understand
> science is overblown by a media that received science-free educations
> And instead of torturing your brain with Scientific American, move on to
> reading the SciTech Daily Review, where I found the above link:
And yet SciAm has been in business for how long? Hollywood action movies
make how much more money than "higher IQ" films? The market must be fed
what it wants...
-- Brian Atkins Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence http://www.singinst.org/
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