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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 August 2007 09:58PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 02 April 2015 10:30:09PM 0 points [-]

So that's why people with intuitive understandings of concept X so often fail to adequately convey concept X to a person who lacks an intuitive understanding. That is: the person on the receiving end 'understands' it because once they're given an explanation, they must have, and the person teaching backs off. Could also be that they're signalling attentiveness, only adding to the problem.