[ExI] moral issues
darren.greer3 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 04:13:50 UTC 2010
>> 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. ;)
I was assuming it was a bit tongue-in-cheek, but even it if hadn't been, I
wouldna been bothered. I read recently that Nathan Leopold had an I.Q. of
210 and Voltaire of 190. One wrote Candide, the other got life-time
imprisonment for reading Neitzche too literally. It ain't all in what you're
dealt. Sometimes it comes down to how well you play.
A side of seren dip: Prior to cracking this thread I came across this quote
in a Johnathon Kellerman thriller this afternoon:
"People who think or talk alot about being smart rarely accomplish
anything." ;)<----- (wink-and-smile alert)
On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> > <snip>
> > 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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