[ExI] Fukushima now officially an emergency

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 23:40:29 UTC 2013

On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> This indeterminism and invisibility really messes with our ability to
> intuitively think about risk, and people fall back to innate heuristics of
> purity, contagious evil and taboo. Which are pretty lousy ways of trying to
> run a modern infrastructure. There is no way of judging whether a vague
> sense of unease with an option outweighs the practical benefit.

I think it's great that we have innate heuristics of contagious evil.
It makes me think of carriers of evil that are themselves unafflicted
by it.  Also the kind of evil that one might have but easily wash off.
 There is also, of course, the absolute evil of which one is never
truly rid.

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