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52 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 30 January 2008 05:52PM

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Comment author: GreedyAlgorithm 31 January 2008 08:08:17AM 2 points [-]

Anon, Wendy:

Certainly finding out all of the facts that you can is good. But rationality has to work no matter how many facts you have. If the only thing you know is that you have two options: 1. Save 400 lives, with certainty 2. Save 500 lives, 90% probability; save no lives, 10% probability. then you should take option 2. Yes, more information might change your choice. Obviously. And not interesting. The point is that given this information, rationality picks choice 2.