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72 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 August 2007 10:27PM

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Comment author: Ab3 05 March 2012 07:07:55PM 0 points [-]

I understand why elan vital is a mysterious answer, but what makes the question mysterious? Isn't the question "why does living matter move?" a perfectly intelligible one, and the point is simply that we can do a lot better in answering it than "elan vital"?