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Kaj_Sotala comments on The Useful Idea of Truth - Less Wrong

77 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 October 2012 06:16PM

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Comment author: Kaj_Sotala 02 October 2012 07:28:43PM 33 points [-]

I just realized that since I posted two comments that were critical over a minor detail, I should balance it out by mentioning that I liked the post - it was indeed pretty elementary, but it was also clear, and I agree about it being considerably better than The Simple Truth. And I liked the koans - they should be a useful device to the readers who actually bother to answer them.

Also:

Human children over the age of (typically) four, first begin to understand what it means for Sally to lose her marbles - for Sally's beliefs to stop corresponding to reality.

was a cute touch.

Comment author: [deleted] 03 October 2012 09:26:59PM 11 points [-]

Thank you for being positive.

I've been recently thinking about this, and noticed that despite things like "why our kind can't cooperate", we still focus on criticisms of minor points, even when there are major wins to be celebrated.