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29 Post author: CarlShulman 23 September 2010 05:33AM

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Comment author: XiXiDu 03 October 2010 12:59:42PM 1 point [-]

It is precisely the notion that Nature does not care about our algorithm, which frees us up to pursue the winning Way - without attachment to any particular ritual of cognition, apart from our belief that it wins. Every rule is up for grabs, except the rule of winning. (Newcomb's Problem and Regret of Rationality)

This topic seems to come up all the time on LW. Surely it's clear that any heuristic is bound to certain circumstances? If I make up the rule that I only give you the money you want if you are a devoted irrationalist then ¬irrational. I don't see any paradox here?