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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 September 2008 12:12AM

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Comment author: bigjeff5 03 February 2011 11:22:03PM 2 points [-]

How would you know? Surely there are a great many things that are unknown and unknowable. The idea that it constitutes a separate "world" is your phrase, not mine.

I don't know if there is cake in the asteroid belt, and given current technology such a thing is, at this time, unknowable. That doesn't give credence to the absurd notion that there is cake in the asteroid belt. I have no reason to believe this is the case.

The "supernatural" is a whole lot more complicated and a whole lot less discoverable than cake.