My Favorite Eliezer Yudkowsky Posts

by Luke Muehlhauser on April 6, 2011 in Eliezer Yudkowsky,Indexes

Though I’m slowly posting my way through the Reading Yudkowsky series, I finished writing these posts a long time ago. So, having already read through all of Eliezer Yudkowsky’s posts on Less Wrong, what are my favorites among all his posts? Here you go:

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Reginald Selkirk April 6, 2011 at 6:32 am

How an Algorithm Feels from the Inside

Do algorithms have qualia?


Taranu April 6, 2011 at 7:35 am

from what I understood Yudkowsky talks about the way an algorithm that our neurons are using provides us with an inner feeling (an intuition).


Zeb April 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

Excellent. Bookmarked.


sappy April 6, 2011 at 10:43 am

Do I have these spellings correct?;

Those don’t exact roll off the tongue, so I’ll just say that you’re his #1 fan.


Nathan April 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm

The post on reductionism is quite poor philosophy of science, in my opinion.


Taranu April 7, 2011 at 7:28 am

In the post about absence of evidence being evidence of absence, Eliezer claims it is ALWAYS true that this is the case. But what about one of the ways in which Old Testament archeologists identify Jewish settlements? By the absence of pig bones. Doesn’t this mean that at least in this case absence of evidence is not evidence of absence?


Taranu April 7, 2011 at 9:18 am

oh wait, the absence of pig bones is evidence in favor of the hypothesis that the settlement belonged to the Jews and this means that the presence of pig bones would be an absence of evidence (an absence of the absence of pig bones). funny isn’t it!


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