Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

Jiro comments on No One Knows What Science Doesn't Know - Less Wrong

38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 October 2007 11:47PM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (107)

Sort By: Old

You are viewing a single comment's thread. Show more comments above.

Comment author: Jiro 28 September 2014 07:53:11AM 1 point [-]

Exposing your weaknesses increases the probability that your errors will be revealed as errors, but it also increases the probability that your correct beliefs will be falsely "revealed as errors". (In an area of weakness, your opponent could present flawed arguments whose flaws you would miss, leading you to believe them.)