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Alicorn comments on What is Bayesianism? - Less Wrong

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

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Comment author: Alicorn 28 February 2010 10:08:20PM 5 points [-]

You know, I have little interest in 9/11 Truth, but I have no patience for the "but it would be so obvious" reply to Truthers. Here is how that conversation translates in my head:

Truther: I think the towers came down due to a deliberate demolition by our government. I think this because thus and so.

Non-Truther: But the government would never have done anything so easy to find out about, because it would carry massive risk. Everybody would know about it.

Truther: Well, if people were paying attention to thus and so, they'd know -

Non-Truther: BUT SINCE I DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT THUS AND SO IT'S CLEARLY NOT SOMETHING EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT AND I CAN'T HEAR YOU NANANANANANANANA.

Comment author: Jack 28 February 2010 10:17:53PM 2 points [-]

Just to clarify: Do you think that is what I'm doing here?

Comment author: Alicorn 28 February 2010 10:28:42PM 3 points [-]

It was at least strongly reminiscent, enough that under your comment seemed like a good place to put mine, but I did not intend to attack you specifically.

Comment author: PeerInfinity 01 March 2010 02:48:59PM 1 point [-]

obligatory XKCD comic: http://xkcd.com/690/

(actually, that's not as relevant as I first though, but I'll go ahead and post it here anyway)

Comment author: ata 01 March 2010 03:07:57PM 0 points [-]

A little bit more relevant: http://imgur.com/bx1th.png