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Eliezer_Yudkowsky comments on Don't Believe You'll Self-Deceive - Less Wrong

15 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 March 2009 08:03AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 09 March 2009 05:02:27PM 1 point [-]

"I accept that..." sounds like it could be useful in a lot of cases.

Consider the more swiftly apparent incoherence:

"I accept that people are nicer than they are."

Maybe this is the word we should've been using all along!

Comment author: Document 10 October 2010 12:32:41AM 0 points [-]

Currently wondering if synonyms for belief in different contexts should be a page on the wiki.

Comment author: Document 09 October 2010 05:58:27AM *  0 points [-]

Other substitutes: "it's clear to me that" and "I recognize".