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57 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 October 2008 10:08PM

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Comment author: JohnH 22 April 2011 06:56:49PM 4 points [-]

The non-nerds can't destroy the human race.

Have you ever heard of the term hubris?

If you can't imagine ways in which the human race can be destroyed by non-nerds then that shows a lack of imagination not that it can not be done. Also, it isn't like nerds and non-nerds are actually a different species, people that do not have a natural aptitude for a subject are still capable of learning the subject,. If nerds all moved to nerdtopia other people would study what material there was on the subject and attempt to continue on. If this is not possible then you have applied the term nerd to be too broad such that it contains the majority of people and all that would be left are people that are incapable to fully taking care of themselves without some form of outside assistance and would thus destroy the human race by sheer ineptitude at basic survival skills.