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69 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 August 2007 12:21AM

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Comment author: xamdam 26 February 2010 09:19:58PM 1 point [-]

An alternative explanation? You put your energy into solving a practical problem with a large downside (minimizing the loss function in nerdese). Yes, to be perfectly rational you should have said: "the guy is probably lying, but if he is not then...".