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56 Post author: Yvain 16 July 2011 09:00PM

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Comment author: Spurlock 18 July 2011 05:11:48PM 2 points [-]

Yes, but while this works in principle, there are a number of ways in which this process can fail in humans. Suffice to say, it takes a lot of knowledge and practice to be able to do this in a trustworthy way, and we don't have any real data showing that even veteran "rationalists" actually do this more effectively.

Comment author: Cerberus 19 July 2011 12:20:49AM 0 points [-]

Oh, it is certainly not a real solution—I doubt whether there is any. But it helps to some degree, in many cases.