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Comment author: Roland2 18 May 2008 07:40:22PM 0 points [-]

@Vladimir Nesov:

why do you say that the problem disappears when you have probabilities?

I guess you still have the same basic problem which is: what are your priors? You cannot bootstrap from nothing and I think that is what the tortoise was hinting at, that there are hidden assumptions in our reasoning that we are not aware of and that you can't think without using those hidden assumptions.