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26 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 29 December 2008 06:00PM

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Comment author: Ramarren 29 December 2008 07:18:31PM 3 points [-]

Presumably, because if they increased their intelligence they would realize that the war is stupid and go home, which leaves fighting only those that did not. This starts to look like a rationalization, rather than serious reason, but then I always thought that Culture books are carefully constructed to retain as much as possible of "classic" science fiction (starships! lasers! aliens!) in the face of singularity.