when and only when it is in fact the case that I know better than those other people what's going on in their heads (in accordance with the Litany of Tarski).

Yes, as clearly noted in my original objection, there is absolutely a time and a place for this, and a way to do it right; I too share this tool when able and willing to justify it. It's only suspicious when people throw it out solely on the strength of their own dubious authority. My whole objection is that Gordon wasn't bothering to (I believe as a cover for not being able to).

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Crossposted from the AI Alignment Forum. May contain more technical jargon than usual.