- I know roughly what the orthogonality thesis is. But if I'd only read the wiki page, it wouldn't make sense to me. – »Well, we don't share the opinion of some people that the goals of increasingly intelligent agents converge. So we put up a thesis which claims that intelligence and goals vary freely. Suppose there's one goal system that fulfils Armstrong's requirements. This would refute the orthogonality thesis, even if most intelligences converged on one or two other goal systems.« I don't mean to say that the orthogonality thesis itself doesn't make sense. I mean that the wiki page doesn't provide enough information to enable people to understand that it makes sense.