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25 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 11 November 2008 07:01PM

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Comment author: Joshua_Simmons 11 November 2008 07:39:35PM 4 points [-]

Daniel C. Dennett argues that random data is useful in optimization as it's absolutely key to experimentation -- you must "wiggle" different variables, as he says, and observe changes. This is a foundational part of his argumentation in Darwin's Dangerous Idea and Freedom Evolves.