[ExI] Bad Epistemology?

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Mon Jul 16 04:58:54 UTC 2007

Technotranscendence wrote:
> I'm sure happy to hear that after many centuries of debate -- going back
> to the Ancients -- that Barbour has finally and definitively settled the
> issue.  :)  No one here, I trust, would accuse him of being a
> sophomaniac...

On the one hand, I know the theory (timeless physics) lacks definitive 
experimental proof, as yet.

On the other hand, an irrevocable ratchet has ticked forward in my 
brain; I am no longer capable of conceiving what a "timeful" universe 
would be like.

It is not so much that Barbour convinced me of his viewpoint but that 
he rendered me incapable of seeing the universe in any other way.

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

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