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

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Comment author: pdf23ds 06 April 2007 09:09:40PM 0 points [-]

"Nonetheless, it would not be correct for Archimedes to conclude that Bell's theorem is therefore false."

I think this is a terrible hypothetical to use to illuminate your point, since most of Archimedes' decision would be based on how much evidence is proper to give to the source of information he gets the theorem from. I would say that, for any historically plausible mechanism, he'd certainly be correct in rejecting it.