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"Understanding the opposite sex is hard. Not as hard as understanding an AI, but it's still attempting empathy across a brainware gap: trying to use your brain to understand something that is not like your brain."
This applies to every brain other than one's own. What I am having difficulty understanding is how essays like these get past the quality filter, assuming there is one.
What Would You Do Without Morality?
To tell the truth, I expected more when I first heard of this blog.
You pose this question as if morality is a purely intellectual construct. I do what I do not because it's moral or immoral, but because I think of the consequences. For example, if I only held myself from killing people because my religion told me so, and I was suddenly reassured by it that killing was all right, I could still figure out that going out and harming others wouldn't keep me unharmed for long.