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How do you know that you are right?

4 thoughts on “How do you know that you are right?”

  1. Will says:

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m in the middle of reading an interesting paper right now somewhat on this topic. See


  2. Yes, thanks… though I hope we agree that not all “truths” are equal.

  3. Kevembuangga says:

    reading an interesting paper

    It seems that just like Yudkowski and Hanson, “Rondam” cannot really be trusted with factual correctness, these people are Singularity propagandists and are obviously pushing some kind of weird agenda.
    OvercomingBias is heavily monitored, up to the point that a fellow singularitarian had to setup a ghost image site to try to evade censorship.

    An obvious example of the cheating techniques from the Rondam’s post you link to:

    People who think that some beliefs are irrational are thus forced to impose constraints on what priors are rational.

    It’s a plain fallacy, you don’t have to define precisely what is rational to pinpoint instances of irrationality.
    The whole OvercomingBias propaganda rides on this.
    Full disclosure: I have been censored and banned from OvercomingBias for suggesting that Singularitarians might have their own biases.

  4. Kevembuangga says:

    Oops, sorry for the screwed closing ‘a’ tag, Daniel can you fix this?