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41 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 10 August 2011 09:30AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 10 August 2011 01:48:46PM 3 points [-]

These are examples of situations where it's advantageous to be ignorant of something.

But rationalists should win.

Comment author: [deleted] 10 August 2011 02:08:50PM 0 points [-]

Then I guess sometimes, ---ists (as I like to refer to them) should remain purposefully ignorant, in contradiction to the maxim—if, that is, they actually care about the advantages of ignorance.