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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 September 2007 11:46PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 02 January 2013 08:44:34PM 3 points [-]

Logically, if conjunctions made something more likely, disjunctions would make them less likely, which is surprisingly another similar fallacy people succumb to. The more times the word "or" appears in an explanation or theory, the more likely an onlooker will say "Now you're just guessing" and lose confidence in the claim, even though it necessarily becomes more likely.