From: Ben Goertzel (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Dec 31 2003 - 22:13:17 MST
Of course, your argument only applies to intelligence that isn't cleverly
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Wei Dai
> Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:46 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: An essay I just wrote on the Singularity.
> On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 08:52:12PM -0500, 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.
> I recently speculated in another mailing list that intelligence may also
> have a social cost, which can help explain why we aren't smarter. See
> http://www.mail-archive.com/armchair-l%40mail04.gmu.edu/msg00324.html for
> more details and discussion.
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