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

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Comment author: Brian_Jaress2 18 May 2008 05:59:40PM 0 points [-]

@billswift: Emotion might drive every human action (or not). That's beside the point. If an emotion drives you into a dead end, there's something wrong with that emotion.

My point was that if someone tells you the truth and you don't believe them, it's not fair to say they've led you astray. Eliezer said he didn't "emotionally believe" a truth he was told, even though he knew it was true. I'm not sure what that means, but it sounds like a problem with Eliezer, involving his emotions, not a problem with what he was told.