My genes done gone and tricked my brain
By making fucking feel so great
That's how the little creeps attain
Their plan to fuckin' replicate
But brain's got tricks itself, you see
To get the bang but not the bite
I got this here vasectomy
My genes can fuck themselves tonight.

—The r-selectors, Trunclade, quoted in Blindsight by Peter Watts

this is awesome and I laughed at the end, I was planning on reading it actually, thanks for posting that link :)

6Waldheri10y I highly recommend anyone interested in hard sci-fi to read Blindsight.

Rationality quotes: March 2010

by Morendil 10y1st Mar 20101 min read262 comments

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This is our monthly thread for collecting these little gems and pearls of wisdom, rationality-related quotes you've seen recently, or had stored in your quotesfile for ages, and which might be handy to link to in one of our discussions.

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