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28 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 October 2008 09:24PM

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Comment author: hidden 09 October 2008 12:18:16AM 2 points [-]

Nominull - I think you're being wrong in discarding tricking the gatekeeper using an argument that is only subtly wrong. Elizer knows the various arguments better than most, and I'm sure that he's encountered plenty that are oh so "close" to correct at first glance, enough to persuade someone. Even someone who's also in the same field.

Or, more likely, given the time, he has chances to try whatever seems like it'll stick. Different people have different faults. Don't get overconfident in discarding arguments because they'd be "impossible" to get working against a person.