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I feel like this thought experiment is less about how to cleverly communicate to Archimedes all the things that he is obviously wrong about and that we are obviously right about, and more about how to try to recognize the potential mistakes within our own way of thinking, as Archimedes was as certai...(read more)
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I loved the Prisoner's Dilemma at the end, I wonder how that will turn out?
I started letting go of my faith when I realized that there really isn't much Bayesian evidence for it. Realizing that the majority of the evidence needed to believe something is used just to isolate that something out of all the other possible beliefs finished it off. But I do have one question: If...(read more)
Here I have a question that is slightly unrelated, but I'm looking for a good cognitive science science fair project and I'm having trouble thinking of one that would be not completely impractical for a high-schooler to do, won't take more than a few months, and would be interesting enough to hold p...(read more)
It's not necessarily solely for the purpose of overcoming bias. He's also telling the truth and letting us see things in a different light.
I think he's saying that atheists should (to a certain extent) honour him, and Christians should believe that he died forever. I'm not familiar with the other...(read more)
I wonder if this really one hundred percent bias? I hate saying this, but when I moved to a new school 3 years ago I immediately noticed one person that I found extremely unattractive, and he later turned out to be one of the "bad kids", and did measurably bad things with two of his friends that no...(read more)
What is 3^^^3? I see it a lot here, why is it special?
But then you can't just borrow and not give it back.
The thing abut reductionists is that they think they're right.
Therefore, anti-reductionists are wrong.
Which means that anti-reductionists either don't have all the facts, or are choosing to ignore the facts, or are succumbing to other belief-in-belief-type biases.
When you're talking about some...(read more)