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14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 January 2008 04:25AM

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Comment author: James_Bach 15 January 2008 07:41:34AM 0 points [-]

For me, the purpose of doubt is to motivate inquiry. When any particular doubt no longer serves inquiry, I retire it.

If the purpose of doubt were to eliminate doubt, it would be far more efficient simply never to doubt.

Therefore, I doubt your philosophy of doubt. Let the inquiry continue.