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PrimIntelekt comments on Archimedes's Chronophone - Less Wrong

20 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 March 2007 05:43PM

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Comment author: PrimIntelekt 10 October 2009 05:22:32PM 5 points [-]

Perhaps "Get off of Earth before Nemesis sends some more comets our way"

Nemesis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nemesis_%28star%29

Reasoning: The Roman invasion could have been predicted, but wouldn't have been well supported by evidence -- although foreign invasions were certainly a repeated (even cyclic) phenomenon. Of course, the Nemesis hypothesis rests on an unproven root cause of all major extinction events, whereas invasions came from various, known causes...