Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.

From: Randall Randall (
Date: Wed Dec 31 2003 - 19:39:47 MST

On Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at 08:52 PM, Ben Goertzel wrote:
> William Calvin made a decent argument, in The Ascent of Mind, that
> human
> brain size was limited during evolution by the size of the human female
> vagina. In short, our heads couldn't be any bigger or they wouldn't
> fit out
> the birth canal; and, there were good evolutionary reasons why it was
> hard
> for the vaginal canal to get much wider.

Yes, my hypothesis is an alternative explanation. If it
occurs, I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

> I don't think there is a correlation between high IQ and psychological
> problems.

Cursory googling doesn't seem to support that the idea is
completely off base (e.g., )

> If there were, I guess it would likely be ascribable to
> difficulties associated from being too far away from the mean of
> society in
> any major dimension, rather than due to intrinsic problems associated
> with
> intelligence.

Perhaps that's so.

Randall Randall

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