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101 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2007 04:14PM

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Comment author: Hopefully_Anonymous 27 September 2007 03:08:54PM 2 points [-]

"destroying the world as we know it" as a phrase seems to me to be both empty and endlessly contestible. I don't see harm in stating things a bit more precisely, and there are plenty of such descriptions available for the effects of nuclear strikes and nuclear war. Also, the internet and generally wide distribution of technological knowledge has done its job. It seems likely to me that almost all useful human knowledge would survive a nuclear war.