Re: New website: The Simulation Argument

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sat Dec 01 2001 - 21:29:59 MST

At 10:38 PM 12/1/01 -0500, Nick wrote:

>It follows that the
> transhumanist dogma that there is a significant chance that we
will one day
> become posthumans who run ancestor-simulations is false, unless
we are
> currently living in a simulation.

But that is *not* a `dogma'--an obligatory tenet of an
authoritative/authoritarian belief system. It's an opinion or hunch, one
held as being of high probability by many transhumanists. This seems to me
a quite crucial distinction, and I'd hope you might replace the word
`dogma' with something less misleading (such as, say, `suspicion' or

Damien Broderick

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