Re: Humour

Eliezer Yudkowsky (
Wed, 25 Dec 1996 18:57:36 -0600

> Another sure way of revealing the sacred cows is to try to joke
> about them. If there is anything a sacred cow cannot stand, it is
> humour (at least about itself, joking about others sacred cows is
> quite acceptable). The best way to reveal someone to be a fanatic or
> memeoid is to see if he or she can joke about his or her beliefs.

Do I qualify? I see the Holocaust as a horrendous tragedy, and if
someone smaller than me made a joke about it, I'd punch his lights out.

--       Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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