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27 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 December 2008 02:26AM

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Comment author: Felix 31 December 2008 03:44:04AM 2 points [-]

We just go on debating politics, feverishly applying our valuable brain time to finding better ways to run the world, with just the same fervent intensity that would be appropriate if we were in a small tribe where we could persuade people to change things.

Implication being that we're wasting our time?

Hope not, as debating politics is also a way to learn and understand politics. National or international politics are the equivalent of, say, the weather - something we experience, can't affect, but which we surely want to understand.

Comment author: pnrjulius 06 June 2012 09:20:24PM 2 points [-]

Also, you do get to vote. Only once every few years, but often enough to make a difference.