Eliezer Yudkowsky (via abundance-mine)
I believe in this quote as I read it, for my definition of “ethical.”
I’m having a lot of trouble with it, though, given the man quoted.
A whole lot of assholes use Yudkowsky’s work on rationalism to provide themselves with intellectual justification for their shittier calcified and societally-induced beliefs - there’s a nontrivial overlap between Reddit Types and LessWrong fanboys.
One could, of course, argue that this is a misuse of his work. If so, it’s not a misuse which he has particularly acted to prevent.
I could only reblog this quote with this commentary. I don’t want to lionize Yudkowsky as some kind of ethical thinker when to my mind his work has also done a great deal of harm.(via ungemmed)