[FoRK] Brownback defines science
<lionkimbro at gmail.com> on
Sun Jun 3 12:40:52 PDT 2007
On 6/3/07, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> On Jun 3, 2007, at 3:52 AM, Lion Kimbro wrote:
> > Yes; I've followed your arguments. You've argued them well.
> > I respect your arguments, but we disagree on initial measurements,
> Really? Which measurements would those be?
Ok, YOU said:
"Bottom line: by my measure, the current surge of militant
theocracy and unreason worldwide poses an unacceptable
risk to the future of the species."
Let's crop that, zoom in, ...
"Bottom line: by my measure, ..."
"by my measure, ..."
THOSE measurements, Jeff. THOSE measurements.
Feel free to ask me, "AND WHAT UNITS were I using, ... HMMMmm?!"
Be sure to put a nice accusative spin on it, while you're at it.
Show no weakness! Always on the offensive, Jeff!
Don't let your guard down, Jeff, against the hostile enemy!
> > I'm OK with leaving it there.
> Note that the above is rhetorical and intended merely to underscore
> how full of crap you are; the salient point being that the risk
> argument isn't a matter of "initial measurements" --- it's a matter
> of the probability of the risk (which can be arbitrarily low if the
> cost is high enough) and the cost of not preventing it (in which case
> you'd have to argue with Bostrom, not me.)
You think the risk is high, I think it's low.
It's as simple as that.
I hope that you can respect that others will have different
estimations of things.
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