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Your comment assumes that gender presentation translates directly into perception of gender (or, even, perception of sex, which is the vastly more important variable here!), but there is no reason at all for that assumption; indeed, it is precisely what I am questioning in the grandparent!

Just speculating here, but if you want to enforce any norms, there must be a way to get rid of the people who refuse to follow them.

(a.k.a. selective methods)

You picked an interesting example of an optical illusion, as I maintain that it isn’t one. As noted in the linked comment thread, this can be analogized to philosophical/psychological questions (like the one in the OP)…

you posted an enormous picture of a transphobic article. you know what the relevance is.

Sorry, no, I don’t. I didn’t read the article (nor have any particular interest in doing so). I have no idea whether said article is “transphobic” (or even what you mean by that). My comment was about your specific claim, to which your linked long comment does not seem to me to be relevant.

edited the quote of the article title

Thank you.

Yes, it clearly is the article you’re talking about, except that you misquoted the title, and in such a way as to make it seem like something bad or insulting or some such thing. If you’re going to make claims about what content a site contains, you had better get your facts right.

EDIT: And… I am not sure what is the relevance of the comment you linked?

If there is no reward structure, then neither answer is meaningfully more “correct” than the other. Beliefs are for actions.

The suggestions at the bottom include “the transgender cage”.


Screenshot of “Featured Reading” entry on the City Journal website

Say I ask you to draw a card and then, without looking at it, show it to me. I tell you that it is an Ace, and ask you for the probability that you drew the Ace of Spades. Is the answer 1⁄52, 1⁄4, or (as you claim about the SB problem) ambiguous?

Correct answer depends on the reward structure. Absent a reward structure, there is no such thing as a correct answer. See this post.

In your card-drawing scenario, there is only one plausible reward structure (reward given for each correct answer). In the Sleeping Beauty problem, there are two plausible reward structures. Of those two reward structures, one results in the correct answer being one-third, the other results in the correct answer being one-half.

Sure, that’s possible. Do you have any links to examples?

Switching from a flat map drawn on paper (parchment?), to a globe, would be an example of ontological remodeling.

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