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Comment author: pnrjulius 29 May 2012 03:57:11AM *  0 points [-]

It may make sense to apply some penalty to the logodds of "profound ideas", to compensate for the bias.

Likewise, maybe we should assume that beautiful people are stupid to compensate for the halo effect---though that one is a bit trickier, because IQ actually is correlated with attractiveness, just not as strongly as people tend to assume.