Re: Seed AI and aesthetics

Anders Sandberg (
06 Jul 1999 14:29:06 +0200

Peter Lakbar <> writes:

> Seems pretty unlikely that the ancients would have found a T-Rex skeleton
> complete enough to give them any idea of what the animal would have looked
> like when alive, or indeed any dinosaur skeleton that would have let them
> understand that they were looking at the remains of a lizard-like creature.

Good point; real dinosaur fossils are rather incomprehensible and hard to notice for the untrained viewer. However, we don't need to invoke fossils, "racial memories" (rather, old phobias) or exaggerations of snake - people can very well have seen or experienced crocodiles, and then the stories grew.

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