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gwern comments on Evaporative Cooling of Group Beliefs - Less Wrong

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Comment author: gwern 30 September 2009 05:00:36PM 1 point [-]

Well, is it better to continue a vague analogy, or mix your metaphors and end up with something that reads oddly? ("Evaporative cooling" leading to an explosion? Isn't freezing the relevant phase transition here?)

When I followed the link to the page, I watched the gif of a condensate cooling down; at a certain point, when enough of the 'red' (warmer) points had disappeared, the white column seemed to surge or 'explode' upwards.