[ExI] moral issues
jrd1415 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 02:13:50 UTC 2010
On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 5:17 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Jeff Davis wrote:
>> Anyway, you're the one person on the list, now that Eliezer, Bradbury,
>> and others have moved on, that I consider smarter than me, so make
>> your case.
> That's done it! Now you've upset everyone on the list except Eugen. ;)
Oh my! Did I forget the smiley? Wink, wink.
Also, take note of the phrasing, I left room for everyone else to
imagine that they might be just as smart as I am. Work it.
> Personally, what I find is that people are smart at different things.
> And some smart people are really dumb when they venture outside their field of expertise.
"Yes", he said, agreeing and feigning modesty, but poorly.
> If you are not an expert yourself it sometimes takes a while to learn
> when somebody really knows their subject or when they are just
> bullshitting (to use a phrase I heard somewhere).
Ahhhh, yes indeed! I envy those who learn that skill early in life.
Best, Jeff Davis
"We are every one an "idiot and moron"
compared to what we seek to become."
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