Quote of the day

If our culture had never invented religion, it would never occur to anyone that moral choices ought somehow to depend on the existence of a higher being in the first place.

And there would still be selfishness, and there would still be altruism, and all the philosophy in between would be more or less the same.

Eliezer Yudkowsky. Here’s the link.


December 6, 2008 - Posted by | ethics, Philosophy, Quotes/aphorisms, Religion


  1. Should check out his blog at

    Big brained fellow.

    Comment by Philip | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hi Philip

    i) Already have (overcomingbias is on my blogroll too, so I’m not keeping the existence of that blog a secret either).

    ii) And yeah, Yudkowsky is smart. Very smart.

    Comment by US | December 9, 2008 | Reply

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