[extropy-chat] examples of rational irrationalism

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 18:56:17 UTC 2006

On 12/9/06, The Avantguardian <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> A rational player is defined as a player who makes
> moves to raise ones score and draw closer to winning
> the game. To make moves intent on lowering ones score
> and losing the game is thereby irrational, UNLESS the
> game is a subgame of larger game and in the larger
> game one can raise ones "score" by "losing" the
> subgame.

Which in turn can be taken as an alternative wording of Jef Allbright's
perspective in terms of increasing scope (if I understand him correctly).

I see no other "larger game" for the deathists except
> for the imaginary one where Allah or Gaia pat them on
> the head after they die.

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