[extropy-chat] Cold fusion

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Tue Jan 30 19:16:15 UTC 2007

This is unworthy of you, John.  Ben Goertzel AND Damien Broderick AND 
Eliezer Yudkowsky, have all told you point-blank that there exists 
interesting scientific evidence and progress for anomalous heat 
generation aka "cold fusion", supported by at least a hundred different 
scientists working on it.  What kind of scam do you suppose would 
convince all three of us?  Do we simply have holes in our brains?  I, in 
particular, don't give the slightest damn about anomalous heat 
generation as a technology.  Is it smart?  Does it relate in any way to 
cognition?  No.  So the only reason I care about it is as a potential 
case example of bad science - which it is, one way or the other, 
regardless of who turns out to be right.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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