I believe that individual's name was Eliezer something-or-other.
On 30 Jan 2001, at 0:12, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
> 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?"
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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