Re: GENIUS: without the political correctness

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Mon, 13 Jan 1997 21:24:07 -0600

> > There's only one thing I know FOR SURE about genius, and that is: you
> > don't become one by talking, discussing, or thinking about being one.
> On the contrary, talking and thinking about it is far more likely to
> determine its nature and guide us to creating the effect than is blindly
> dismissing reason in favor of mystical revelation, regardless how "sure"
> you may feel about such revelations.

Cognitive science. Talking about genius accomplishes nothing; we must
study it, dissect it, and attempt to capture it in computer programs.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I think I know.