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

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Comment author: Tony 11 August 2007 06:16:35AM 3 points [-]

Sounds like good old cognitive dissonance. Your mental model was not matching the information being presented.

That feeling of cognitive dissonance is a piece of information to be considered in arriving at your decision. If something doesn't feel right, usually either te model or the facts are wrong or incomplete.