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14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 May 2008 05:19AM

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Comment author: RobinHanson 18 May 2008 11:22:31AM 11 points [-]

People who've had their trust broken in the sanity of the people around them, seem to be able to evaluate strange ideas on their merits.

I'd say instead that this prod produces a high variance response. Some rise to the challenge and become more rational, while others fall even deeper into delusion. Yes the most rational people tend to have experienced this, but so also for the most irrational people.