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44 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2008 09:18AM

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Comment author: RobinHanson 26 September 2008 01:50:54PM 18 points [-]

Your faith in math is misplaced. The sort of math smarts you are obsessed with just isn't that correlated with intellectual accomplishment. For accomplishment outside of math, you must sacrifice time that could be spent honing your math skills, to actually think about other things. You could be nearly the smartest math type guy anyone you meet know, and still not accomplish if math is not the key to your chosen subject.