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62 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 March 2008 06:18AM

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Comment author: a._y._mous 20 March 2008 12:34:17PM 1 point [-]

>> Decide that things are allowed to be unmagical, knowable, scientifically explicable, in a word, real, and yet still worth caring about

Language always reveals your biases. You must overcome the bias. Not be clever with language constructs.

You see, there would be no need for these choices, if you consciously change your mindset to remove the words 'and yet still' and replace them with 'because they are'.

Moving on, categorization as the holy of holies has been attempted before. It has met with mixed results.