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Comment by luke_g on The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence · 2007-10-16T12:52:15.000Z · score: 9 (8 votes) · LW · GW

"Characters can be ignorant, but the author can't say the three magic words 'I don't know.'"

One funny exception to this is Mark Twain's "A Medieval Romance," which you can read here:

http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1537/

Just scroll down and read the last three paragraphs.

Comment by luke_g on Applause Lights · 2007-09-11T23:01:51.000Z · score: 19 (21 votes) · LW · GW

Eliezer's nothing-but-applause-lights speech sounds strangely like every State of the Union address I've ever heard...