[extropy-chat] it's not natural!
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
sentience at pobox.com
Mon Oct 30 18:12:05 UTC 2006
Damien Broderick wrote:
> A Pentecostal priest
> lashed out at the exhibition saying tax payers'
> money used for it would have been better spent
> helping the animals correct "their perversions and deviances".
That's pretty damned amusing. So now suddenly Nature is perverted and
deviated, instead of a normative standard. One suspects that some
pre-existing, Nature-independent criterion is in use here to decide
whether Nature is a "good" or "bad" example in any given case.
This case is worth remembering and citing whenever someone drags up
Nature as an example.
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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