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12 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 06 January 2009 10:23PM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 04:47:02PM 2 points [-]

Jon, she's got a really good reason for thinking the 'hospital' world is actually correct. See Excluding the Supernatural.

Ben, good point on the fiction thing - I was being unfair. I guess the dangers of fictional evidence are somehow much more salient when someone uses it to make a point you disagree with.

Phane, the idea that competing on more or less arbitrary games gives you an open-ended way to increase your strength and plenty of lasting consequences from that increase and the interactions you have with other people, is, of course, a doctrine of the Competitive Conspiracy. I have Competitive sympathies, but I'm not sure you can sustain a life just on games; a little science (Bayesian Conspiracy) and art (Bardic Conspiracy) and politics (Cooperative Conspiracy) might be helpful as well, not to mention that other conspiracy that Yin's part of.