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37 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 26 September 2007 06:36AM

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Comment author: steven 26 September 2007 01:20:17PM -1 points [-]

"Your accusation of witchcraft wouldn't let you shorten the rest of the message; you would still have to describe, in full detail, the data which her witchery caused."

My model of witches, if I had one, would produce a given simple sequence like 01010101 with greater probability than a given random sequence like 00011011. Wouldn't yours? I might agree if you said "in nearly full detail".