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63 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 31 July 2009 04:25AM

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Comment author: Kingreaper 03 December 2010 04:41:14PM *  6 points [-]

All else is not equal.

The anthropic principle would tend to involve the most minorly improbable thing.

ie. The whole volcano issue: which would be more improbable, not having the ridiculously close brush with defeat in the first place, or surviving it?

On the other hand, an authorial hand tends to seek out victories of low probability in preference over not just defeat, but also over victories of high probability.