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Nisan comments on What is Bayesianism? - Less Wrong

81 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 26 February 2010 07:43AM

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Comment author: Nisan 26 February 2010 11:25:07PM 2 points [-]

The penultimate paragraph about our beliefs isn't about Bayesianism so much as heuristics and biases. Unless you were a Bayesian from birth, for at least part of your life your beliefs evolved in a crazy fashion not entirely governed by Bayes' theorem. It is for this reason that we should be suspicious of the beliefs based on assumptions we've never scrutinized.