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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jl/what_is_evidence/ What is Evidence?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jn/how_much_evidence_does_it_take/ How Much Evidence Does It Take?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/in/scientific_evidence_legal_evidence_rational/ Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jl/what_is_evidence/ What is Evidence?]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jm/the_lens_that_sees_its_flaws/ The Lens That Sees Its Flaws] by [[Eliezer_Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jn/how_much_evidence_does_it_take/ How Much Evidence Does It Take?]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k1/no_one_can_exempt_you_from_rationalitys_laws/ No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws] by [http://lesswrong.com/user/Eliezer_Yudkowsky Eliezer_Yudkowsky]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/in/scientific_evidence_legal_evidence_rational/ Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qk/that_alien_message/ That Alien Message] by [http://lesswrong.com/user/Eliezer_Yudkowsky Eliezer_Yudkowsky]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jm/the_lens_that_sees_its_flaws/ The Lens That Sees Its Flaws]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/k1/no_one_can_exempt_you_from_rationalitys_laws/ No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qk/that_alien_message/ That Alien Message]
  
 
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Evidence for a given theory is the observation of an event that is more likely to occur if the theory is true than if it is false. (The event would be evidence against the theory if it is less likely if the theory is true.)

The likelihood ratio term from Bayes' theorem is greater than 1 if the event B is evidence of the theory A, and less than 1 if the event is evidence against the theory.

See also

Blog posts

Posts by Eliezer Yudkowsky: