Re: Moods of Mind(was Re:Psychedelic singularities)

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 21:18:03 -0600

> << Let's turn this thread around and stop looking at
> the topic at hand from a "meta-physical" level and start discussing the
> biological and chemical reasons, as well as the psychological, that these
> events occur. By understanding why, we can more efficiently help those
> that are asking for aid as well as possibly enhance our own practice and
> experience. >>
> I think you are correct, this need to be done - but for a creative person to
> do this would be extremely counter productive. It is exactly this kind of
> state that I try to avoid!

Au contraire. Speaking as a creative person who came up with a
neurophysiological explanation of his creativity, that type of analytic
activity is exactly what creativity requires.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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