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

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Comment author: Stuart_Armstrong 03 December 2007 02:45:52PM 0 points [-]

Coming tomorrow: How to resist an affective death spiral.

Listening to some really good satire or mockery of the thing admired would help - it would dampen your emotional commitment to it, while leaving your rational commitment intact.

Trying to picture a world - sci-fi if needed - where your pet theory is not true may help, as long as you can create a reasonable functioning world, not a caricature...

But I'm feeling it's something far more cunning coming along...