Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

bambi comments on That Alien Message - Less Wrong

111 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 May 2008 05:55AM

You are viewing a comment permalink. View the original post to see all comments and the full post content.

Comments (164)

Sort By: Old

You are viewing a single comment's thread.

Comment author: bambi 22 May 2008 09:43:24PM -2 points [-]

Sorry, Hopefully Anonymous, I missed the installment where "you gotta belive me" was presented as a cornerstone of rational argument.

The fact that a group of humans (CBI) is sometimes able to marginally influence the banana-brand-buying probabilities of some individual humans does not imply much in my opinion. I wouldn't have thought that extrapolating everything to infinity and beyond is much of a rational method. But we are all here to learn I suppose.