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53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 27 September 2007 11:00PM

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Comment author: Lee_B 28 September 2007 08:17:13PM 0 points [-]

I concede (a little)!

In a previous Overcoming Bias post we learned that people sometimes believe the conjunction of events R and Q is more probable than event Q alone. Thus people can believe simple and strictly illogical things, and so I shouldn't throw around the word "unthinkable."

If I stretch my imagination, I can just maybe imagine this sort of logical blunder with small integers.

I draw the line at P AND ~P, though: just unthinkable.