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Robin comments on "Flinching away from truth” is often about *protecting* the epistemology - Less Wrong

68 Post author: AnnaSalamon 20 December 2016 06:39PM

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Comment author: Robin 20 December 2016 01:44:31PM 0 points [-]

Interesting article. But I do not see how the article supports the claim its title makes.

I think there's a connection between bucket errors and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Comment author: PaulinePi 21 January 2017 04:51:04PM *  0 points [-]

Well, it applies to the article... but also to cases in which one variable is actually related to the theory, not as in falsely related this time. You do reject the new information to protect your theory,

To the second point: What makes you think that? And on which point do you think it acceses? Do yout think OCD prevents people from incorporating new information in general, or does it increase the chance of two variables ending up in "one bucket" that are not actually related (probably not in general, but in one aspect, like cleanliness or such)?