Emily: But you basically did! Dee: But I didn't! Emily: But what if you did? What if you found out someone was about to die, and you are going to intervene? Just you? Dee: But I - I can't do that! Emily: Why not? What if you knew you were going to, despite everything? Is it more important to you to follow your deterministic universe, or this weird rule? Dee: ... I - I don't know. I think - I would have to - I couldn't not, but - it would be wrong. Emily: Why is that wrong, if this isn't? Hey - if you didn't know your actions beforehand, would you have fetched me? Dee: ... no Emily: Why not? Dee: Because if she was going to die - Emily: But if she wasn't, but you just didn't know that? Dee: I would assume she'd survive regardless of my actions, whatever they'd be, and I wouldn't intervene. Emily: So if you didn't already know you were going to do what you did, you'd have called it intervening, and wrong?
--- Alt text: hmmm looks like your line of socratic questioning is going............ somewhere
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January 1, 2019
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