Modest Epistemology

Modest Epistemology is the claim that average opinions are more accurate thatthan individual opinions, and individuals should take advantage of this by moving toward average opinions, even in cases where they have strong arguments for their own views and against more typical views. (Another name for this concept is "the wisdom of crowds" -- that name is much more popular outside of LessWrong.) In terms of inside view vs outside view, we can describe modest epistemology as the belief that inside views are quite fallible and outside views much more robust; therefore, we should weigh outside-view considerations much more heavily.

Applied to Dangers of deference by Noosphere89 at 1mo
Applied to Notes on Humility by David Gross at 6mo
Applied to Common sense as a prior by MichaelA at 2y
Applied to Timeless Modesty? by abramdemski at 2y
Applied to The Modesty Argument by abramdemski at 2y