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I would be very surprised to find that a universe whose particles are arranged to maximize objective good would also contain unpaired sadists and masochists. You seem to be asking a question of the form, "But if we take all the evil out of the universe, what about evil?" And the answer is "Good ridd...(read more)

Composition fallacy. Try again.

Cameras make a visible image of something. Eyes don't.

Your eyes make audible images, then? You navigate by following particular songs as your pupils turn left and right in their sockets?

Anti-natalist here. I don't want the universe tiled with paperclips. Not even paperclips that walk and talk and call themselves human. What do the natalists want?

It can be even simpler than that. You can sincerely desire to change such that you floss every day, and express that desire with your mouth, "I should floss every day," and yet find yourself unable to physically establish the new habit in your routine. You know you should, and yet you have human fai...(read more)

[This citation is a placebo. Pretend it's a real citation.]

> No spooky or supernatural entities or properties are required to explain ethics (naturalism is true)

> There is no universally correct system of ethics. (Strong moral realism is false)

I believe that iff naturalism is true then strong moral realism is as well. If naturalism is true then there ar...(read more)

It seems I am unable to identify rot13 by simple observation of its characteristics. I am ashamed.

What the Fhtagn happened to the end of your post?

*Would you want your young AI to be aware that it was sending out such text messages?*

Yes. And I would want that text message to be **from it** in first person.

"Warning: I am having a high impact utility dilemma considering manipulating you to avert an increased chance of an apocalypse. I am exp...(read more)