Oops: Attribution (WAS: Re: Singularity of another kind)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (sentience@pobox.com)
Fri, 04 Dec 1998 11:53:01 -0600

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."

        sentience@pobox.com         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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