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No, science is not a set of answers; it is a procedure.

Nassim Taleb

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.

Richard Feynman, What is Science?

Thinking about it, the situation is basically the AI box experiment from Voldy's point of view. He has a boxed unfriendly super-intelligence (Harry) that he's going to destroy just as soon as he finishes talking to it.

Interesting, so it all comes down to a version of the AI box experiment.

Of course Keats isn't alluding to contemporary literature, but to works that have lasted long enough that one can be confident their popularity isn't limited to a particular moment.

If the laws of reality are simulated, then they must be computable.

Depends on what they're being stimulated on.

Offhand, I can't think of a book which mentioned the phrase.

Every haggadah in existence.

From a RL point of view it's because Eliezer, for his post on the importance of learning from history, is extremely unfamiliar with cultures and times other than his own.

Well, that raises the question how exactly does magic interact with aliens? Come to think of it how do hocruxes interact with Terran non-human sentients?

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