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14 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 18 May 2008 05:19AM

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Comment author: bambi 18 May 2008 04:56:10PM 4 points [-]

If you think that Science rewards coming up with stupid theories and disproving them just as much as more productive results, I can hardly even understand what you mean by Science beyond the "observe, hypothesize, test, repeat" overview given to small children as an introduction to the scientific method. Was Eliezer-18 blind to anything beyond such simple rote forumulas?

Negative results are forgiven but hardly ever rewarded (unless the theory disproven is widely believed).

If you'd put aside the rather bizarre bitterness and just say: "Bayesian rationality is a good way to pick which theories to test. Here's some non-toy examples worked through to demonstrate how" that would be much more useful than these weird parables and goofy "I am an outcast" rants.