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Epictetus comments on Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People - Less Wrong

70 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 04 April 2007 06:01PM

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Comment author: Epictetus 30 March 2015 06:16:42PM 4 points [-]

The problem is that now I have a pet theory with which to dismiss anything said by a TV pundit with whom I disagree: I'd be better off guessing myself or at random than listening to them.

TV pundits are entertainers. They're hired less for their insightful commentary and more for their ability to engage an audience.