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Moreover, they would need to add absurdities - where the absurdity is the log probability, so you can add it - rather than averaging them.

This is confusing for three reasons: (1) one takes the product of probabilities, not the average, to compute conjunct probabilities; (2) the sum of two logs is the log of a product, not an average; and (3) "absurdity" is not defined in this article beyond this inline define-it-as-you-go definition, the briefness of which is incommensurate with the profundity of the concept behind the term.

Did you mean "product" rather than "average", or am I missing something?