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68 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 November 2007 09:01AM

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Comment author: Dan_Burfoot 25 November 2007 04:13:41PM 8 points [-]

If you think about this for a while, you'll begin to realize how much of our civilization is based on lost purposes.

Why do men wear ties? Why do we build houses out of the one substance that rots and burns? Why do we type with QWERTY keyboards? Why isn't the department of defense also responsible for homeland security (what does defense mean, if not homeland security)?