Re: Constructed gender differences (was: Re: guidelines/ethics)

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 21:30:46 -0600

> Eliezer appears to have rejected some aspects of youthful masculinity.
> What else can we automatically conclude from this, that is not on the surface?
> Alas, nothing.

It would be more accurate to say that I know what they are and how to
control/suppress/ignore them. When you reject something, it is no
longer a part of you. And if you rebel, then you just wind up ignoring
their *existence* and they still control you. Rebellion is part of
being a teenager, so I try to avoid it.

What else can you automatically conclude from it? I don't know. I
haven't noticed any cognitive side effects, if that's what you mean. Or
are we talking sociological adjustments? What kind of conclusions were
you trying to draw? I'm a complex person and a lot of my personality
derives from my games with my emotional nature, but I don't know how
much of that is necessary, or how much of it should be concluded without
asking me.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

Disclaimer:  Unless otherwise specified, I'm not telling you
everything I think I know.