[ExI] The Reality of Categories (was Next Moment Around You...)

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Sun Jul 15 18:32:54 UTC 2007

Lee Corbin wrote:
> Somewhat bad example on my part. My example is rescued only by
> the informal usage in which season's have no exact beginning and ending
> days.  I should have said "ancient times" vs. "modern times", and pointed
> out that just because Julius Caesar lived in ancient times, so yesterday
> must have been ancient times too (by my alleged imputation of what
> Gordon was saying).

I've *always* lived in ancient times and I still find it a little 
disturbing when someone completely lacks all sense of historical 
perspective to such a degree that they do not even realize they are 
living in the unthinkably distant past.

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

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