Re: Debunking Synchronicity

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jul 13 2001 - 10:24:55 MDT

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Skepticism as a philosophical position holds that doubting
> everything is good and further that there is no reason to really
> believe much of anything. Most "skeptics" don't go that far. I
> don't believe science and critical inquiry that affirms only
> scientific methodology has a good handle on the many things that
> simply are not addressed by science like values and ethics,
> esthetics, qualia and so on.

Esthetics are in the process of being munched. The Friendly AI folks have
the promise of munching values and ethics. We'll get qualia eventually.
What then will you say is beyond the reach of science? We already got
"unbearably poignant lovesick romance", by the way.

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

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