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55 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 May 2007 11:47PM

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Comment author: ryleah 12 April 2016 06:33:02AM 0 points [-]

In order to justify discarding the Noble Lie your Third Option needs to be mutually exclusive with the Noble Lie, otherwise you're discarding a utilitarian gain for nothing. If your five minutes of wild thought brings up ideas that only work if you also discard the Noble Lie, that's probably motivated reasoning as well.