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Comment author: Dr_Manhattan 01 January 2017 01:29:14PM 0 points [-]

and that many (most?) mental flinches are in some sense attempts to avoid bucket errors

maybe better as

and that many (most?) mental flinches are in some sense attempts to avoid imagined consequences of bad reasoning due to bucket errors

emphasizing "avoiding consequences" vs "avoiding bucket errors"