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80 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 November 2007 06:57AM

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Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 02 November 2007 05:04:45PM 4 points [-]

Selfreferencing, I'm a Bayesian. I assign probabilities, not "believe". I penalize hypotheses by their unshared complexity and update based on evidence. If probabilities come out even, then I don't "suspend judgment", I judge that the probabilities are even, and plan accordingly. It's just as much a belief as anything else, and just as mandatory or prohibited based on a given body of evidence.

Celeriac: Sigh. Gating the flow of electricity and the function of the toaster, is not the same as having two parts at flow with each other. When I open the latch, the power circuits don't try to reroute electricity to the coils, or fuse the latch...

Recovering: Don't know where you're getting the "faith in flawlessness" part. Did you read the part about the retina?