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23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 January 2009 09:03AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 20 June 2012 02:56:55PM 1 point [-]

Causing explosions is usually a very bad way of maximising entropy in the long term - since it tends to destroy the world's best entropy maximisers, living systems. Living systems go on to cause far more devastation than exploding a sun ever could.

Are you sure? A black hole is the system with the most possible entropy among those with a given mass. Your point would only be valid if interstellar civilizations are easy to achieve, and given that we don't see any of those around I don't think they are.