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When you optimize on a single metric…

When you optimize on a single metric under competitive circumstances, you get this effect: Look at the strongest man in Olympic history, the late Vassily Alexeiev; he was the best at lifting piece of metal over his head. In a natural environment he would have starved from an inability to catch a prey. Now think of the same optimization in other domains and you will see what I mean by the debasement of humans by commoditized academia and competitive sports.

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