Re: Gender issues (was HUMOR: Anti-cryonics philosophy)

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 19:17:19 -0600

[Quoth E. Shaun Russell:]
> <*Sigh*> I truly wonder why some threads seem to boil down to
> inconsequential, insubstantial semantical gender issues. The initial thread
> was a humorous quote taken from the 1994 Miss Universe contest. Then, for
> some reason, Michael Wiik had to re-kindle the not-quite- extinguished
> embers of the genius threads. And suddenly, again we have a nice warm
> bonfire, complete with 'politically correct' flames. So, I'll give $5.00 to
> the genius who can tell me *why*. I'm serious.

If I said: "Because it's politics, and the surviving and reproducing
tribal commanders were the ones who spread their ideas to gain friends
and support, so our *genes* are designed to spread political *memes*,"
would that count?

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
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