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89 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 September 2007 06:31PM

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Comment author: thomblake 11 May 2011 10:05:32PM 0 points [-]

But that in now way implies that they should be ignored.

It at least to some extent implies that they should be ignored. To illustrate:

Someone who is has great political power should not be ignored. This statement is not vacuous; it is instead making a worthwhile statement of fact. Given that, we know that people who do not have great political power should be ignored to a greater extent than people who do have great political power. Thus, that one does not have great political power (at least weakly) implies that one should be ignored (ceteris paribus). This contradicts the claim "That in no way implies that they should be ignored" (emphasis added).

As a side note, the comment you're responding to was left in 2007, and even on a different website. As a general rule, unless you're making a significant contribution, it's not worth responding to comments that were left before 2009.

If you do believe the parent comment is a worthwhile contribution, I'd suggest correcting "now" to "no" (assuming that's what you meant).