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46 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 March 2008 01:59AM

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Comment author: Hopefully_Anonymous 17 March 2008 12:33:17PM 2 points [-]

Standard disclaimer: Eliezer does great work and writing here.

Useful criticism: Elizier, less foil seeking (strawmen or not here) and more attempts to understand reality and our perceptual/analytical skews from reality. I think foil-seeking is a weakness on your end which to a degree diminishes your utility to us (or at least to me). There are enough polemicists out there that are either providing entertainment or countering less useful models to understanding reality. We don't need you to counter "anti-reductionists", or fundamentalists or any other groups, in my opinion, as much as we (I) need you innovating improved conceptual and bias-reducing approaches to understanding reality.

That's my opinion, anyways.