Re: Fun with Experimental Design [WAS: Re: The Conjunction Fallacy Fallacy]

From: Martin Striz (
Date: Sat May 06 2006 - 12:06:34 MDT

On 5/6/06, Ben Goertzel <> wrote:
> Michael Vassar wrote:
> > You *can't* rationally disagree with someone who you believe to be rational.
> This is clearly untrue, for a variety of reasons.

Rational people disagree all the time. Just trawl a few academic
email lists or conferences. They can disagree when they have
different starting evidence, or they weight the evidence differently.
The difference between rational and irrational is not a qualitative
one. People are rational to differing degrees and with respect to
different things. No human is a neutral probabilistic inference


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