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

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Comment author: [deleted] 28 December 2012 11:57:58AM *  1 point [-]

Er, no, I was just mistaken. (And forgot to retract the great-grandparent -- done now.) For a pair of sets who do carve reality at (one of) its joints but still is like that, try A = {(10, 0), (30, 0), (50, 0), (70, 0)} and B = {(40, 1), (40, 1), (40, 1), (40, 1)}.

(What I was thinking were cases were A = {10, 20, 30, 40} and B = {11, 21, 31, 41}, where it is the case that “two random members of A are more alike than a random member of A and a random member of B”, and my point was that “Two random men are more alike than a random man and a random woman” doesn't rule out {men} and {women} being like that.)

Comment author: ygert 28 December 2012 12:09:47PM 0 points [-]

Ah, okay then. That makes sense.