Re: EDU: Institutes of Verification

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Sat, 04 Jan 1997 21:30:51 -0600

> > Schools are ineffective due to a short-circuit: Simple presence in
> > class is taken as evidence of learning.

> Try to rein in those amazing generalizations, there, Eliezer.

1. short circuit -> ineffective
2. ~short circuit -> ~ineffective

How does your declaration of (2) with respect to your school weaken
(1)? I realize they're not equivalent, but even so...

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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