Re: Iconoclasm (was: Chunking intelligence functions)

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 19:53:26 MDT

Ben Goertzel wrote:

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> > I am the Iconoclast of the Better Way.

> Perhaps, Eliezer, you have not yet fully outgrown your religious roots ;>

> > What on Earth is that comment supposed to be about?

> ...
> One true God, one true keyboard layout... one true path to AI ... you've
> given up the God but not the "one true" ;p

"I think [philosophy is] very important in the present world
first because, as I say, it keeps you realizing that there
are very big and very important questions that science,
at any rate at present, can't deal with, and that a scientific
attitude by itself is not adequate. And the second thing it
does is to make people a little more modest intellectually,
and aware that a great many things, which have been thought
certain, turned out to be untrue, and that there's no
shortcut to knowledge, and that the understanding of the
world which, to my mind, is the underlying purpose that
every philosopher should have, that that is a very long
and difficult business, about which we ought not to be

"Bertrand Russell Speaking" 1959 52 min.
Woodrow Wyatt Interviews
Published in _Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind_
The topics are:
Taboo morality
Caedmon TC-1148 (LP)

Jim F.

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