Re: "the species' immune system"

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Oct 05 2000 - 01:45:40 MDT

J. R. Molloy writes:
> Then again, perhaps we can transcend violence. What do you think?

Sure, if you can show us how to sustainably strip Darwin, big boy. So
all you have is to prove that imperfect replication in face of limited
resources is not always applicable, or that there is a higher
principle granting higher fitness while not utilizing above means.

This needs to know the total shape of the fitness function en detail,
including the current state of the population and ability to adjust
faster than the system as a whole can adapt. In case you're wondering,
this spells out effective 1) omniscience 2) omnipresence 3) omnipotence

A God could homestead a whole universe that way, provided it would
want to, a god could do that for a small pocket of reality (assuming,
it would want to), for a while (until a bigger god would come, and
dislodge him). So all you have to show how less than godlike beings
can create a god with above properties, where we're right at Eliezer's
dilemma. Last time I looked they didn't offer Certified God Engineer
degrees over there in Redmond (on second thought, these folks would be
probably in charge of the nether regions).

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