Difference between revisions of "Filtered evidence"

From Lesswrongwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Blog posts: fixed formatting)
Line 13: Line 13:
 
==Blog posts==
 
==Blog posts==
  
[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
+
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
+
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/in/scientific_evidence_legal_evidence_rational/ Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
[http://lesswrong.com/lw/in/scientific_evidence_legal_evidence_rational/ Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
 
{{stub}}
 
{{stub}}
 
[[Category:Fallacies]]
 
[[Category:Fallacies]]

Revision as of 09:39, 24 July 2009

Filtered evidence is evidence that was selected for the purpose of proving (disproving) a hypothesis. Filtered evidence may be highly misleading, but still it can be useful, if considered with care.

An unrelated meaning of filtered evidence, is evidence which has been verified to meet a given standard of evidence. A common standard of evidence is thought to be needed in any kind of political or adversarial process, so as to avoid a breakdown of useful deliberation. This is the basic contribution of the scientific method and of legal evidence standards.

See also

Blog posts