Re: Battleground God

From: Jacques Du Pasquier (
Date: Thu Feb 21 2002 - 01:38:21 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote (20.2.2002/12:18) :
> > (Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <>):
> > [Describing a flaw in the "Battleground God" game.]
> >
> > Moral of the story: J. Random Online Philosopher is not up to the
> > rigorous formal standards of logic that prevail on the Extropians list.
> Ah, but you and I are J. Random Online Philosopher: Dr. Stangroom is
> the academic mainstream. My hit was a matter of sloppy wording, but
> yours is probably a case of ideas that just haven't sunk in to the
> mainstream enough yet for them to be taken seriously. So score one
> for JROP.
> It would not surprize me, though, if Dr. Stangroom saw any flaws in
> his test as a success for him personallyin bringing up those details
> that even good philosophers can miss.

In this instance, I think he will rejoice that the test provoked some
discussion, but he will not recognize the alleged flaws as flaws and
amend the test accordingly.


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