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

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Comment author: Username 08 April 2012 08:58:39PM 0 points [-]

He might not know what a Virtuist is - it may be an arbitrary label for the purpose of this test, in which case the answer would not change.

Comment author: pnrjulius 09 April 2012 05:54:47AM 1 point [-]

Or it could already have been included in the calculation. If perhaps there had been 47 people in the room including 6 male virtuists and 5 male non-virtuists, and then Brennan arrives, a male non-virtuist, he makes all the numbers work out with 48 people and 33 virtuists of whom 6 are male (2/11).

But in fact we know it wasn't, because there are an odd number of people in the room!