Phirand_Ice

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Fallacies of Compression

The use of the word 'reality' in this context is meaningless anyway. Standing in California, amongst this reality, would not offer a better perception of what california was/is like. Reality is, infact, compressed.

Words as Hidden Inferences

We are very imprecise in this way because it is very rare that we split the sign into signified and signifier. If you know that a 'Tiger' thing can kill, it is perhaps best not to worry about the signification of the form and the entropy of its relations - its best to run.

Trust in Bayes

I 100% certain that atoms don't experience anything. And i'm equally sure that I wont be bitten on the bum by a black swan either.

The Allais Paradox

Surely the answer is dependednat on goal criterion. If the goal is to get 'some' money then the 100% option and the 34% options are better. If your goal is get 'the most' money then the 97% and the 33% options are better. However the goal might be socially construictued. This reminded me of John Nash whom offered one of his sectraries $15 dollars if she shared it equally with a co-worker but $10 if she kept it for her-self. She took the $15 and split it with her co-worker. She chose an option that maximised her social capital but was a weaker one economically.