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Comment by tripstah on Resist the Happy Death Spiral · 2011-09-04T06:30:56.898Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Okay, was the voting down because I posted this, or in response to the article? Just curious since no one explained...

Comment by tripstah on Resist the Happy Death Spiral · 2011-09-03T15:32:44.403Z · score: -1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

This post made me think of this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/opinion/republicans-against-science.html

Comment by tripstah on Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions · 2011-07-07T03:23:56.058Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for your help. You can delete this thread if you'd like.

Comment by tripstah on Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions · 2011-07-07T03:20:35.658Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I'm new to reading this blog and am slowly going through the sequences. Eliezer, I'm enjoying your writings a lot and they are really helping to change my way of thinking.

A thought I had while reading this and figured I'd ask for other thoughts:

To worship a phenomenon because it seems so wonderfully mysterious, is to worship your own ignorance.

I know people who are perfectly content to "worship their own ignorance." Why do you think they don't value knowing enough to go further? Is it just because they have hit a semantic roadblock and don't realize it?

Comment by tripstah on Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions · 2011-07-07T03:08:59.694Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

And how do I unretract my comment? haha