This is a general point concerning Robin’s and Eliezer’s disagreement. I’m posting it in this thread because this thread is the best combination of relevance and recentness.
It looks like Robin doens’t want to engage with simple logical arguments if they fall outside of established, scientific frameworks of abstractions. Those arguments could even be damning critiques of (hidden assumptions in) those abstractions. If Eliezer were right, how could Robin come to know that?