Re: Never "mess around", was Re: Fast-acting 5-HTP supplementation for accute despair

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Sun Jul 16 2000 - 09:29:16 MDT

CYMM wrote:
> Lists like "extropians" are public media; so caveats should be tacked on to
> letters like Eliezer's - and, besides, I really don't think Eliezer's
> semantic intent should be taken from the literal meaning of his words in
> that particular letter. It must be taken in the context of his writing style
> and his ideology. Both of which are matters of public record.
> Regards,
> cymm

I'm being interpreted.
I must be a real prophet.
So, what do my words really mean, CYMM?

"What'd he say?"
"He said, 'blessed are the cheesemakers'."
"Why the cheesemakers?"
"Well, you have to read it symbolically, right? It's meant to refer to
all manufacturers of dairy products."
        -- Monty Python, "The Life of Brian"

--    Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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