Blerghhhh okay I'll just write down the thoughts as they come to me, then use the mess later at some point. Maybe that'll interest you.

  • Pretty sure the conclusion was like "anthropic explanations make sense, but not anthropic updates". E.g. anthropic pseudo-explanations of why my lane is so much busier than the one next to me make sense. That's because they only summarize knowledge I already have for other reasons—I already know the lane I'm in has more people in it, that was presupposed in asking the question of why my lane has so many cars.
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This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Don't worry, there won't be future posts like this, so you don't have to delete my LessWrong account, and anyway I could make another, and another.

But since you've dared to read this far:

Credibility. Should you maximize it, or minimize it? Have I made an error?


Don't be shallow, don't just consider the obvious points. Consider that I've thought about this for many, many hours, and that you don't have any privileged information. Whence our disagreement, if one exists?