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Jandila comments on Failed Utopia #4-2 - Less Wrong

53 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 21 January 2009 11:04AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 28 December 2012 03:55:05AM 0 points [-]

Soooooo, real humans might be a mite more complicated than that, such that your summary does not usefully cover inferences about people.

Comment author: [deleted] 28 December 2012 04:29:45AM 0 points [-]

I don't see where I assumed that the groups were disjoint. My point was that "Two random men are more alike than a random man and a random woman", while technically true, isn't particularly informative about men and women.

Comment author: [deleted] 28 December 2012 04:45:22AM 0 points [-]

Ah, my mistake. I thought you were saying that given your proposition is (asserted to be true), the idea that two random men are more alike than a random man and woman must be meaningfully true.