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

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Comment author: Stuart_Armstrong 27 August 2007 02:11:08PM 3 points [-]

These are the signs of mysterious answers to mysterious questions: Anothe good sign is that the mysterious answer is always in retreat. Suddenly, people explain some phenonmena, previously thought to be explainable only by "elan vitale" or "god" or "the influence of platonic Ideals". And the mysterious answer retreats to a smaller realm. And that realm just keeps on shrinking...