Today's post, Failure By Affective Analogy was originally published on 18 November 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):
Making analogies to things that have positive or negative connotations is an even better way to make sure you fail.
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Well, that's obviously not so - the design isn't changed when you complete your proof. I suppose this should be taken to mean, "If I don't know that my AI design will work, the chances of its working are low enough to be negligible"?