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CynicalOptimist comments on Conservation of Expected Evidence - Less Wrong

68 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 13 August 2007 03:55PM

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Comment author: CynicalOptimist 19 August 2016 03:18:21PM *  0 points [-]

I believe the idea was to ask "hypothetically, if I found out that this hypothesis was true, how much new information would that give me?"

You'll have two or more hypotheses, and one of them is the one that would (hypothetically) give you the least amount of new information. The one that would give you the least amount of new information should be considered the "simplest" hypothesis. (assuming a certain definition of "simplest", and a certain definition of "information")