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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 March 2008 05:47AM

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Comment author: Psy-Kosh 28 March 2008 08:12:12AM 5 points [-]

Well, _ideally_ one would want us to be smart enough to not automatically overvalue hidden information or undervalue availible information. :)

Also, I'm reminded of a bit from the Discworld book Thief of Time. Kaos says to Sweeper something to the effect of "...You know all the hidden wisdoms. No, more than that. I suspect you are even wiser. You know the explicit wisdoms, the knowledge hidden in plain sight and ignored by most as they seek hidden knowledge."