John C. Wright’s Predictions, and The Fool’s Progress
First, John C. Wright, author of some truly fascinating science- and speculative-fiction, offers some predictions for the future on his Livejournal. This act was inspired by Robert Heinlein’s own speculations in 1950 and later re-examinations of which came true and which were falsified. They are interesting and worth reading, although I have issues with several of them. (This refers to Wright’s, although I could say the same about Heinlein’s.)
Second, Eliezer Yudkowsky goes out of his way to be obnoxious yet again. I quote:
John C. Wright, who wrote the heavily transhumanist The Golden Age, had some kind of temporal lobe epileptic fit and became a Christian. There’s a once-helpful soul, now lost to us.
I’m a great fan of Wright’s works, and while I have my misgivings about his (relatively) recent religious conversion, even I wouldn’t be so arrogantly dismissive as to label the change as resulting from a neurological failure. (Especially if I had all sorts of fixed ideas myself – those who live in glass houses shouldn’t play around with mass drivers.)
Could someone who sees Eliezer personally please give him a good kick in the head? Kthanx.