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49 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 March 2008 08:40PM

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Comment author: bigjeff5 03 February 2011 12:24:24AM 4 points [-]

It's an ethics question.

Brennan didn't take the guide at his word, he re-checked his own results to see if he made a mistake. Confirming his own results, he restated them in the face of Authority telling him he was wrong, which is precisely why he was permitted into the Beyesian Conspiracy. Had he said "one-sixth", he would undoubtedly have been denied admittance.