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31 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 December 2007 04:44PM

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Comment author: Tom_McCabe2 03 December 2007 02:39:06AM 0 points [-]

"Coming tomorrow: How to resist an affective death spiral. (Hint: It's not by refusing to ever admire anything again, nor by keeping the things you admire in safe little restricted magisteria.)"

Hmmm... maybe you could consider scenarios in which the Great Thingy gets you killed or seriously injured? Or by extrapolating it out until you reach predictions that are obviously absurd (eg, my boss is part of a government anti-Marxist conspiracy)?

Comment author: bigjeff5 11 February 2011 09:39:19PM 1 point [-]

Or by extrapolating it out until you reach predictions that are obviously absurd (eg, my boss is part of a government anti-Marxist conspiracy)?

That works just fine until your boss actually is part of a government anti-Marxist conspiracy...