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

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Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov2 18 May 2008 05:47:51PM 0 points [-]

We could provide a warning, of course. But how would we then ensure that people understood and applied the warning? Warn them about the warning, perhaps? And then give them a warning about the warning warning?

That's the problem with discrete reasoning. When you have probabilities, this problem disappears. See http://www.ditext.com/carroll/tortoise.html