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Dojan comments on Harmful Options - Less Wrong

23 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 December 2008 02:26AM

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Comment author: Dojan 21 January 2013 12:58:46PM 4 points [-]

... and finally we have large amounts of historical experience with the situation.

This would be the mother of all sampling biases (read the mouse-over text)...

Though I won't dispute your conclusion, we are the ones who survived after all.

Comment author: MugaSofer 21 January 2013 04:05:11PM 0 points [-]

For those of us who can't view XKCD, could someone comment with what it said?

Comment author: ygert 21 January 2013 04:27:57PM 3 points [-]

The bit that Dojan was referring to, the mouse-over text, is:

On one hand, every single one of my ancestors going back billions of years has managed to figure it [parenting] out. On the other hand, that's the mother of all sampling biases.