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Comment author: taryneast 10 April 2012 07:55:10AM 0 points [-]


Comment author: [deleted] 10 April 2012 10:21:37AM *  2 points [-]

While "if something cannot go on forever, it will stop" (Stein's law), it might stop much later than you expected/after screwing everything up. (But in the case of the Flynn effect this is backwards: it's not like we want it to stop soon.)