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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 June 2008 10:00AM

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Comment author: Nick_Tarleton 20 June 2008 04:40:49AM 0 points [-]

They think that it is inherently unethical to acknowledge one's ignorance.

I really don't see this; it's taken as a sign of weakness (which is terrible enough), but who actually thinks it's wrong, even in the same twisted way as, oh, homosexuality, or disrespecting authority? (Operationally - who would condemn it using specifically moral language?) Then again, maybe there isn't much distinction between these two perceptions.