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truth is a 3 edged sword

For the academics among you

I saw this post over academics_anon. It amused me.

From Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett (Little, Brown and
Company, Boston, 1991):

The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable
rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this
task it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds it's[1] spot and
takes root, it doesn't need its brain any more so it eats it. It's
rather like getting tenure.

[1] sic.