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72 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 February 2007 09:23PM

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Comment author: thomblake 25 January 2012 03:28:29PM 5 points [-]

That's like saying "carjackers are unimportant." Well, OK. That's true until one is putting a gun in your face, then it's not at all true any longer, and it is something that actually was important all along, you just weren't aware of its importance.

Or, it was not really relatively important all along, and you just happened to get unlucky.

Lots of things can kill you. You don't need to talk about all of them every day. For example, you are making posts about politics rather than carjacking or meteor strikes.