From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jul 14 2002 - 01:41:53 MDT
Ziana Astralos wrote:
> 'Date of Singularity' received a KillThread:
> An attempt to compare the Singularity to religious myths seems to
> have been KillThread-ed also, but it's a bit ambiguous:
Yep, good points. Though I should point out the killthreads in these
particular cases were not permanent bans on *all* further discussion of
the topic but rather (1) a halt to the specific points being reiterated
(in the Date of Singularity discussion) and (2) a halt to the discussion
of religion as religion without SL4 content (in the second case).
One good reason not to have a formal list of banned topics is that it
*is* possible to say something new about them. It's just rarely done.
-- Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/ Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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