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Comment by nick10 on GAZP vs. GLUT · 2008-09-20T20:21:00.000Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'm sure this will come across as naïve or loony, but is anyone else here occasionally terrified by the idea that they might 'wake up' as a Boltzmann brain at some point, with a brain arranged in such a way as to subject them to terrible agony?

Comment by nick10 on What Would You Do Without Morality? · 2008-06-30T00:59:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Sorry, I misread the post, I meant to address my response to Phil.

Comment by nick10 on What Would You Do Without Morality? · 2008-06-30T00:58:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

@Joseph

I would expect that people would probably expect or even demand more justification, but I don't think that the icy unfeeling mechanisms of the universe would sense significance in certain sentiments but not others; it would be a strange culture that thought nothing of murder but scrutinized everyone's personal pie preferences, but I don't see that as entirely impossible.