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To form accurate beliefs about something, you *really* do have to observe it. And this is a physical law.  
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To form accurate [[belief|beliefs]] about something, you ''really'' do have to observe it. And this is a physical law.  
  
 
Surface similarity between different phenomena may indicate that they are related, but it is not necessarily the case. Reasoning by similarity is only valid where it allows to surface actual interaction.
 
Surface similarity between different phenomena may indicate that they are related, but it is not necessarily the case. Reasoning by similarity is only valid where it allows to surface actual interaction.
  
==See Also==
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==See also==
* [[Belief]]
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* [[Belief update]]
 
* [[Belief update]]
 
* [[Belief in belief]]
 
* [[Belief in belief]]
 
* [[Free-floating belief]]
 
* [[Free-floating belief]]
  
==References==
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/02/second-law.html The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Engines of Cognition] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
=====Overcoming Bias Articles=====
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/06/surface-analogi.html Surface Analogies and Deep Causes] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/02/second-law.html The Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Engines of Cognition] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2008/06/surface-analogi.html Surface Analogies and Deep Causes] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 21:56, 25 June 2009

To form accurate beliefs about something, you really do have to observe it. And this is a physical law.

Surface similarity between different phenomena may indicate that they are related, but it is not necessarily the case. Reasoning by similarity is only valid where it allows to surface actual interaction.

See also

Blog posts