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53 Post author: jwhendy 07 January 2011 12:17AM

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Comment author: jwhendy 08 January 2011 04:48:49AM 1 point [-]

Thanks for the links, though I wonder if the goal of those posts was to present an idea that can then be "assimilated" or "owned" as well. In other words, I'm guessing that Robin and Eliezer's hopes were not to produce an internal dialogue when asked about opinions, for example, e.g. "Robin Hanson says that I can't have opinions, therefore that's what I'm supposed to say/think." Rather, I'd propose they are expressing a bold statement which has resulted from considering the issue and would prefer that I think through their reasoning/defense and accept the conclusion as my own.

Does that make sense? I definitely hear the point, but am trying to paint it in a slightly different light. I might not quite be getting the essence of your larger paragraph from the linked articles, though.