Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> We all ground in arbitrary evolutionary influences, but some systems of
> thought minimize that arbitrariness and some systems maximize it.
> Historically speaking, the best results, by almost any standard, derived from
> reference to non-arbitrary tests.
Iain M. Banks, _Player of Games_, pp. 160-1:
"Every society imposes some of its values on those raised within it, but the point is that some societies try to maximize that effect, and some try to minimize it."
-- firstname.lastname@example.org Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://pobox.com/~sentience/AI_design.temp.html http://pobox.com/~sentience/sing_analysis.html Disclaimer: Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you everything I think I know.