Re: Dead Chickens: The Cluck Stops Here

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 22:09:08 MDT

Michael Lorrey wrote:
> True story, about 15 years old or so. Read it first in the pages of
> Aviation Week & Space Technology....

Are you sure? All online sources list it as an urban legend:

(And no, this is not a prejudiced set of search terms. I would expect
this to pick up "This is not an urban legend" pages as well as "This is an
urban legend" pages, in case of a dispute. But since I didn't think of
that until after doing the original search, I went on to search, just in
case, on "frozen chicken actually true", and turned up only more
disconfirmations - plus, eerily enough, a link to an online copy of Vernor
Vinge's original "True Names" short story.)

Interesting comments from an original chicken tester:

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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