User talk:Vladimir Nesov

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Hi, welcome to the LessWrong Wiki, and thanks for your edit to the Talk:Paper clip maximizer page. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything, and feel free to email if that doesn't work. You might like to read discussion of this wiki on LessWrong itself. -- BJR (Talk) 14:31, 17 April 2009

How do I not do whatever you thought was bad? PotatoDumplings

Try, see, discuss. Last ones were the new kinds of things. If you disagree with my judgment, by all means debate your position (in the talk tabs). I'm just trying to make sure that each edit improves the quality of the wiki, step by step. --Vladimir Nesov 20:43, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Saying that evolution began after the first replicator arose by chance is accurate, so why remove it? Secondly, saying evolution produced humans "in particular" implies it was somehow more responsible for humans than for anything else. Frost Shock Level 4 20:47, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Strictly speaking, we can't yet say how the first replicator appeared, so "by chance" is too strong an assertion (what it would even mean, in any case?). "In particular" doesn't bring up this connotation for me, but better rewording is always welcome. I removed the whole edit simply because the result appeared to be worse than the original, even if it implied an additional piece of data (which I'm not sure needs to be mentioned in a stub article of this size anyway). --Vladimir Nesov 22:04, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Then I'd like to say "including humans" rather than "humans in particular".

Go on and edit the page if you like. --Vladimir Nesov 18:51, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

As for the other thing, it seems to imply that evolution and only evolution is responsible for life, whereas the formation of the first replicator is clearly an important, non-evolutionary process involved right at the beginning... evolution can't start until there's a replicator. Frost Shock Level 4 23:28, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

You'd also need planets, stars and Big Bang... --Vladimir Nesov 18:51, 10 December 2009 (UTC)