Re: The Conjunction Fallacy Fallacy [WAS Re: Anti-singularity spam.]

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Wed May 03 2006 - 17:13:39 MDT

At 03:47 PM 5/3/2006 -0700, Eliezer wrote:

>Obviously, 65% of the undergraduates in this study, betting real
>money, chose to bet on (2) over (1) because of conversational
>implicature prototyping ecological triggering mechanisms. I'm sure
>they wouldn't have made the same mistake if only the instructions
>had been written in blue ink.

No, because they were too stupid or hasty to notice that the first
option was shorter.

Damien Broderick

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