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62 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 August 2007 03:40AM

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Comment author: Zubon2 22 August 2007 01:37:25PM 13 points [-]

I think of politics here: trying to guess the electorate's password. An elected official is rewarded for giving the answer that will get him the most votes. If that happens to be a well-conceived policy decision, that is a happy coincidence.

The hard part about teaching students not to guess the password is teaching teachers not to accept password guesses, and how to distinguish verbal behavior from thought.