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0 Post author: curi 22 November 2017 09:16PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 01 December 2017 09:45:14PM 0 points [-]

No, what surprises me is your belief that you just figured it all out. Using philosophy. That's it, we're done, everyone can go home now.

And since everything is binary and you don't have any tools to talk about things like uncertainty, this is The Truth and anyone who doesn't recognize it as such is either a knave or a fool.

There also a delicious overtone of irony in that a guy as lacking in humility as you are, chooses to describe his system as "fallible ideas".

Comment author: curi 01 December 2017 09:57:18PM 0 points [-]

i have tools to talk about uncertainty, which are different than your tools, and which conceive of uncertainty somewhat differently than you do.

i have not figured it ALL out, but many things, such as the quality of SENS and twin studies.

fallibilism is one of the major philosophical ideas used in figuring things out. it's crucial but it doesn't imply, as you seem to believe, hedging, ignorance, equivocation, not knowing much, etc.