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51 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 October 2007 11:46PM

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Comment author: Tynam 19 April 2011 10:21:52AM 15 points [-]

Yes they do. If the world is controlled by an intelligent entity, then statistical proofs tell you about the behaviour of that entity, rather than impersonal laws of physics, but they still tell you what's likely to happen.

Comment author: AnthonyC 20 June 2012 06:02:02PM 1 point [-]

Yes, however, it is conceivable that the intelligent entity is sufficiently complicated that no amount of evidence gathered within the universe could allow us to uniquely identify its nature. This is of course implausible based on prior probability, solomonov induction, etc., though.