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29 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 October 2007 11:10PM

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Comment author: Tom_McCabe2 29 October 2007 03:52:18AM 1 point [-]

Maybe you could *exploit* this, if the question you're gathering evidence for is important enough to warrant all that costly searching. Spending hours digging through obscure journals is not something most people do for fun, but if you can come up with a pet theory which needs reinforcing, most people would rather do the evidence-gathering than be forced to give it up.