Re: Senate's Only Doctor Backs Stem Cell Research

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 23:50:50 MDT

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> From: "Spike Jones" <>
> >
> > JR, you speak great blammesphies! Be advised Eliezer is a bit
> > touchy on the youth thing. {8-] Fortunately he's a good sport.
> My sincere apologies to the mensch who shall build the friendly golem (lest he
> sic the thing on me!).

Now, *this* I am touchy about. This is along the lines of being with a
surgeon at an office party and saying, "Better not make fun of him, he
might 'accidentally' cut an artery next time you're under!" It is
impossible to lightheartedly accuse a general of treason, a scientist of
fraud, a doctor of malpractice, or a Friendly AI programmer of perverting
the Singularity.

> Anyway, youth is nothing to feel touchy about (unless
> you're so young you don't understand it's age everyone is trying to hide).

Jeepers, JR, are you *that* old? Did you repress the memories? Or did
you honestly never try anything as a youth where youth was a disadvantage?

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

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