Re: twinkle, twinkle

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 19:27:02 -0600

> Oh come on! Please don't tell me that you are one of those people who would
> rather stay down here and help people before going out into space cause
> I've got news for you buddy! Going out into space will allow the creation
> of technologies to support more people and generate more food and solutions
> to population problems.

You should know better than to accuse me of that. Going out to space
helps the Third World more than it helps us - we've already got the
resources. But I think that the 3rdWrld didn't "sit on their asses",
they just didn't have the resources. A third world citizen has as good
a claim to the Moon as you do.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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