Re: Netiquette

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Jan 26 2000 - 13:46:51 MST

Bryan Moss wrote:
> Oddly enough, I often wonder similar things about you,

"Similar" in what way? Wondering if I'm a state senator off the list?

> Eliezer, especially when I read:
> > *I* was impressed by his brilliance, [...]
> No offence, I just feel like I'm missing something.

My impression was that E. Shaun Russell had made a valid point, by
demonstration, about the necessity for qualifying statements. Even
Newtonian gravitation was disproven; even so reliable a perception as
the Sun rising can be false-to-fact. Yes, everyone on the list knows
about the phenomenon, but everyone already knows about the necessity for
qualification as well. If anyone's going to refight that old argument,
then E. Shaun Russell made a valid, and standard, point. As stated, I
perceived this as part of the general smartness on the Extropians list.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Typing in Dvorak         Programming with Patterns  Writing in Gender-neutral
Voting for Libertarians  Heading for Singularity    There Is A Better Way

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