Re: Entropy Gradient Reversals

From: Michael Lorrey (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 07:43:14 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> "J. R. Molloy" <> writes:
> > First Law
> > We always underestimate the number of stupid people.
> This is actually wrong. If you ask people for their opinions about
> their own stupidity and the relative stupidity of others, you will
> find that (not surprisingly) the majority of people are smarter than
> other people. The same goes for being ethical and so on. So the first
> law should be: we always underestimate our own stupidity.
> The implication is of course that even stupid people can be right and
> do good stuff.

A truly extropic statement: Humans overcome their own inherent stupidity
(mostly by disbelieving in it) to build a less stupid future....

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