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126 Post author: steven0461 22 March 2009 08:17PM

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Comment author: Yvain 22 March 2009 09:53:13PM *  90 points [-]

Eliezer Yudkowsky's map is more accurate than the territory.

Comment author: SilasBarta 16 June 2009 07:31:59PM 18 points [-]

One time Eliezer Yudkowsky got into a debate with the universe about whose map best corresponded to territory. He told the universe he'd meet it outside and they could settle the argument once and for all.

He's still waiting.

Comment author: Lightwave 24 July 2009 02:36:22PM 10 points [-]

Eliezer Yudkowsky's map IS the territory.

Comment author: khafra 16 April 2010 11:52:44AM 47 points [-]

I'd prefer "Eliezer Yudkowsky can fold up the territory and put it in his pocket."

Comment author: Lambda 04 February 2012 09:44:51AM 7 points [-]

Mmhmm... Borges time!

In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of a Province. In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless, and not without some Pitilessness was it, that they delivered it up to the Inclemencies of Sun and Winters. In the Deserts of the West, still today, there are Tattered Ruins of that Map, inhabited by Animals and Beggars; in all the Land there is no other Relic of the Disciplines of Geography.

—Jorge Luis Borges, "On Exactitude in Science"