Re: Filtered Extropians

Carl Feynman (
Thu, 08 May 1997 12:16:37 -0400

Anders Sandberg wrote:
>In general, the idea of nootropics only
>having positive cognitive effects and no side-effects is *very* unlikely,

In fact it is forbidden by Algernon's Law: All simple major enhancements of
human intelligence are net evolutionary disadvantages.

To find out why this is a law, look in