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40 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2008 06:26AM

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Comment author: Ben_Jones 17 March 2008 10:26:47AM 1 point [-]

Ian C - well put. My point is that since there is, at least, some distortion between mind and world (hence this very blog), it's useful to think in terms of map and territory. At the simplest level, it stops us confusing the two. If you have a wrong belief, saying 'my mind is part of reality!' doesn't make it any less wrong. Agreed?

I don't believe there's the outside world, and then an idiot distortion layer, and then our unfortunate internal model.

That was exactly the situation I found myself in at about 3am on Sunday morning.