More Quotes, From Overcoming Bias

“I normally thought of “God!” as a disclaimer, or like the MPAA rating you see just before a movie starts: it told me before I continued into conversation with that person, that that person had limitations to their intellectual capacity or intellectual honesty.”
— Mike Barskey
“You can only compromise your principles once. After then you don’t have any.”
— Smug Lisp Weeny
“Introducing a technology is not a neutral act–it is profoundly revolutionary. If you present a new technology to the world you are effectively legislating a change in the way we all live. You are changing society, not some vague democratic process. The individuals who are driven to use that technology by the disparities of wealth and power it creates do not have a real choice in the matter. So the idea that we are giving people more freedom by developing technologies and then simply making them available is a dangerous illusion.”
— Karl Schroeder
“The popular media can only handle ideas expressible in proto-language, not ideas requiring nested phrase-structure syntax for their exposition.”
— Ben Goertzel
“Who thinks they’re not open-minded? Our hypothetical prim miss from the suburbs thinks she’s open-minded. Hasn’t she been taught to be? Ask anyone, and they’ll say the same thing: they’re pretty open-minded, though they draw the line at things that are really wrong.”
— Paul Graham


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