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PhilGoetz comments on Eliezer Yudkowsky Facts - Less Wrong

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

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Comment author: PhilGoetz 23 March 2009 12:04:52PM *  130 points [-]
  • If you put Eliezer Yudkowsky in a box, the rest of the universe is in a state of quantum superposition until you open it again.
  • Eliezer Yudkowsky can prove it's not butter.
  • If you say Eliezer Yudkowsky's name 3 times out loud, it prevents anything magical from happening.
Comment author: marchdown 27 November 2010 01:46:12AM 68 points [-]

This last one actually works!

Comment author: Vivi 15 September 2011 10:56:44PM 3 points [-]

Wouldn't that be a case of belief in belief though?

Comment author: sketerpot 27 September 2011 03:46:07AM *  6 points [-]

If marchdown actually believed it, then yes, but I don't believe that he believes in that belief.

Comment author: Vivi 27 September 2011 07:40:20PM 2 points [-]

True. The implied belief that magic existed was exploited and played for laughs a bit more. I suppose that was a poor joke.