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

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Comment author: Alexei_Turchin 20 January 2008 04:03:32PM 4 points [-]

It is interesting to mention that Petrov was not simple and ordinary officier in the bunker.

He was an author of instructions for red button. He took this duty that day occasionaly, just 'for rest'. And his own instruction prescribed him to start the war. But being an author of the instruction, he understood that it is wrong. If any other were on his place his instruction will kill all of us.