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Comment by michael_m-_butler on The Amazing Virgin Pregnancy · 2007-12-26T04:07:00.000Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Why not believe you'll go to heaven regardless, and trump mere FAI and mere cryonics combined, so long as you're believing things you want to believe?

Because then I won't get to go to Dresden Codak's Secular Heaven. It's a Catch-22.

Comment by michael_m-_butler on The Amazing Virgin Pregnancy · 2007-12-25T21:49:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

[[
Rabbi: Joseph, that is just so... unbelievably...

(Mary holds her breath.)

Rabbi: NEAT!
]]

You know, Eliezer, sometimes that's the way things like the Friendly AI effort (and Alcor, and a few other things) strike me.

I want to believe.

Does that make me as gullible as Joseph, or as opportunistic as the Rabbi?

Too soon to tell.

Comment by michael_m-_butler on Bay Area Bayesians Unite! · 2007-10-29T02:51:49.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm up in Sonoma County -- how about something teleconferenced via Skype, or something multipoint?