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17 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 23 September 2008 06:02AM

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Comment author: PetjaY 03 December 2016 11:15:34AM 0 points [-]

"I can understand most of the paths you followed during your youth, but I don't really get this. Even if it's a good idea for Eliezer2000 to broadcast everything, wouldn't it be stupid for Eliezer1200, who just discovered scientific materialism, to broadcast everything?"

Usually when you broadcast your ignorance you get advice from people who know more. Being silent about your lack of knowledge helps you appear more knowledged for that moment, but slows down learning a lot, so in long run it is not a good idea.