and in this corner we have Robert "Jupiter Brain" Owen!!

From: john grigg (
Date: Thu Jan 27 2000 - 02:11:40 MST

Brian Delaney wrote:
Particularly striking is the volume of extraordinarily thoughtful,
expositionally lucid, coherent articles he posts. On another list, I
recently called him Robert "Jupiter Brain" Owen to highlight one of the
hypotheses I have to explain the super-human cognition that seems to be
required for his output. (The other: that there are several people who
agreed to work together under one name, to create the impression of a person
of super-human capacity.)

Robert is a brilliant fellow to be sure. I have to often reread his posts
and go for the dictionary. He has humanity along with a good mind which is
why I am fond of him. I just wonder what the Orion Institute is about? He
has never said as far as I know.

I like the idea of several people working together under one name to create
the impression of a superhuman intellect. I had the idea I could gather
some of my brighter friends at school based on majors (bio, computer sci,
chem, engineering, english lit., etc.) and we could be a one of these
"communal superminds!" But then I thought that based on what I have seen of
papers written by committee we would wind up taking forever to get done and
in the end have posts that would be torture to read.

best regards,

John Grigg

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