Re: Laughter, the orthogonal medicine

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Thu Jul 06 2000 - 00:31:35 MDT

Damien Broderick wrote:

> For all that, certain dreary and repetitive hobbyhorse plaints in the guise
> of wit, often at the expense of the vulnerable or customarily victimised
> (as on some of the `Robert Black' pages), swiftly lose their charm and
> leave a bitter residue.

Laugh at something that isn't funny? Anyone trying to obey the
Principle of Unfiltered Perception by forcing themselves to laugh has
*totally* missed the point. That'd be even worse than Raymond
Smullyan's righteous indignation about Western philosophy's tendency
towards righteous indignation.

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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