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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 December 2008 12:31AM

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Comment author: Andrew_Ducker 20 December 2008 03:34:06PM 0 points [-]

Solving problem X is interesting. So you solve all problems of of the class that X is in. And then you start on other classes. And then you eventually see that not only do all problems boil down to classes of problems, but that all of those classes are part of the superclass of "problems", at which point you might decide that solving problem X162329 is as dull as making chair leg 162,329.

Solving a problem not being any more a "good" activity than having an orgasm, eating a cake, or making a chair leg is.