Re: Everything I know is wrong

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Thu Jan 12 2006 - 13:53:26 MST

--- "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" <> wrote:

> Michael Vassar wrote:
> >
> > Those assumptions may be wrong.
> > I don't even know how, as a human, to assign a probability to the
> > possibility that they are wrong.
> > But I do know that if they are wrong then "everything I know is
> wrong".
> It is only because psi is not real that you think
> that psi would invalidate everything, and it is because psi would
> invalidate everything that you think it is not real. This is, in
> cold sober fact, circular logic, or more kindly a consistent
> and there is the possibility of both arcs of the loop being
> simultaneously.

I think Michael's larger - and valid - point was that discussion of psi
on SL4 lowers the probably-signal-to-probably-noise ratio on a mailing
list that is already irritatingly full of speculative philosophical hot air.

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