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22 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 05 January 2009 12:05AM

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Comment author: ChristianKl 04 October 2016 05:48:40PM 0 points [-]

Most of the beliefs of the "I wouldn't defend it publically" are neither >0.999 credence or <0.001 and it's worthwhile to mentally categories them differently.

Comment author: Zack_M_Davis 04 October 2016 06:55:36PM 4 points [-]

Again, people sometimes use idiomatic English to describe subjective states of high confidence that do not literally correspond to probabilities greater than 0.999! (Why that specific threshold, anyway?)

You know, I take it back; I actually can't see how this might be confusing.