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

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Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov2 11 September 2007 09:28:10PM 2 points [-]

Such speech could theoretically perform "bringing to attention" function. Chunks of "bringing to attention" are equivalent to any kind of knowledge, it's just an inefficient form, and abnormality of that speech in its utter inefficiency, not lack of content. People can bear such talk as similar inefficiency can be present in other talks in different form. Inefficiency makes it much simpler to obfuscate eluding certain topics.