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59 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 February 2008 11:57PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 05 November 2012 09:34:28PM 0 points [-]

I don't know. But I would. Irrationality is caused by ignorance, so there will always be tangent worlds (while regarding this current one as prime) in which I give up. There will always be a world where anything that is physically possible occurs. (and probably many where even that requirement doesn't hold)

To put it another way, there has been a moment in time when I was not rational. Is that reason to give up rationality forever? Time could be just another dimension, it's manipulation as far out of our grasp as that of other possible worlds.