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Bobertron comments on Bayesianism for humans: prosaic priors - Less Wrong

22 Post author: BT_Uytya 02 September 2014 09:45PM

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Comment author: Bobertron 25 August 2014 11:18:33AM 4 points [-]

I know it's just an example, but concerning

I find it hard to do something I consider worthwhile while on a spring break

maybe you have learned to be lazy on spring break? I mean, the theory that it's a habit seems more prosaic to me than being tired or something about "activasion energy".

Comment author: BT_Uytya 25 August 2014 12:18:46PM 2 points [-]

Good call!

Yes, your theory is more prosaic, yet it never occured to me. I wonder whether purposefully looking for boring explanations would help with that.

Also, your theory is actually plausible, fits with some of my observations, so I think that I should look into it. Thanks!

Comment author: Bobertron 26 August 2014 08:43:54AM 4 points [-]

The idea that it's a habit is, in a way, boring, true.

But when I read that industriousness and creativity can be learned like described in the learned industriousness wikipedia article, I was quite surprised. So the iedea isn't boring to me at all.

Comment author: evand 26 August 2014 01:30:47AM 3 points [-]

Also beware of comparing a one week Spring break with a particularly memorable or otherwise highly available sample of a week from other times, rather than an actually "typical" week.