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

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Comment author: retired_urologist 18 August 2008 11:12:55PM 0 points [-]

I was led to this post and thread by the recent comment list. Not having read the series before (apparently along with Mr. McCloskey, whose Keats quote is the opening feature used by Mr. Yudkowsky in the post two days prior), I find it elegant. Strangely missing, as far as I can tell, is any reference to Richard Dawkins' book, Unweaving the Rainbow, a beautifully written treatise on the joy of knowledge for its own sake.