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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 December 2007 06:18AM

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Comment author: Adam 10 December 2007 07:39:57AM 7 points [-]

Ian C.: Is there any reason in particular that you think that adults are so different from children? I would say that most adults most of the time act pretty childish, though they often couch it in a form that seems more mature.

Comment author: Swimmer963 14 March 2011 01:27:55PM 4 points [-]

Agreed. The main difference between adults and children, I think, is that adults are more capable of criticizing their own actions according to a moral framework. But they aren't necessarily inclined to do so. Adults who don't question their own thoughts and actions won't necessarily behave any better than children, just more within social convention, since they've had time to absorb those "rules".