Re: true abundance?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 22:12:02 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> > Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > >
> > > Heinlein claimed he was a female chauvinist. He insisted they were
> > > smarter than men.
> Who recalls the name of the sci-fi writer who was asked if
> women should be allowed to be astronauts? He replied
> that all astronauts should be women, since they have a
> higher intelligence to weight ratio.
> The response drew a laugh from the audience, but the
> point is extremely valid, and would make a compelling
> case for a mission where weight really counts. spike

Who was it that suggested that the ideal astronaut for a Mars mission is a
female quadruple amputee, on the grounds that "she's used to overcoming
great hardships, used to social isolation, and only weighs fifty pounds?"

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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