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71 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 February 2008 10:53PM

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Comment author: JGWeissman 11 March 2010 08:08:02PM 2 points [-]

while it is sometimes because they are trolls or postmodernists (but I repeat myself)

I'll agree that postmodernists say and believe lots of silly things, but do they really deserve that kick in the pants? It's not like they say those silly things for the same reasons trolls do, to deliberately upset people.

Comment author: RobinZ 11 March 2010 08:12:20PM *  0 points [-]

You're right - most of them are, so far as I can tell, in the generalizing-incorrectly category. I'll make an edit.