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

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Comment author: [deleted] 25 February 2015 09:44:00PM *  2 points [-]

Since I think evolution makes us quite fit to our current environment I don't think cognitive biases are design flaws

They're design flaws insofar as that there are far better possibilities. Just because something doesn't fail entirely, doesn't mean its design is any good.

If the above is true then all cognitive bias, simplistic heuristics, fallacies, and dark arts are good since we have conducted our lives for 200,000 years according to these and we are alive and kicking.

This is the same as above. This might also be relevant.

Rationality and our search to be LessWrong, which I support, may be tools we are developing to evolve in our competitive ability within our species, but not a "correction" of something that is wrong in our design.

Many of us do not (consciously) want to gain competitive advantages compared to other people but rather raise the sanity waterline.