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30 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 June 2008 10:00AM

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Comment author: Caledonian2 20 June 2008 01:22:04AM 1 point [-]

If the investigators have a strong tendency towards objectivity, then freeing them from external obligations and concerns should improve the quality of their conclusions.

But that's a very big if - and when the investigators have biases that need external cross-checking and correction, as is the case with most people most of the time, eliminating outside influence is lethal.