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

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Comment author: James_Bach 26 August 2007 07:25:36PM 2 points [-]

I like your list of signs of a curiosity stopper. I don't necessarily think that "elan vital" meets those requirements (as Roy points out), but perhaps it did for many people or at some times.

I like the list because my brain feels a little more limber and a little more powerful, having pondered it. The list is a curiosity ENHANCER, and an anticipation SHARPENER.

-- James