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'''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.
 
'''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 [[science|scientific method]] and of legal evidence standards.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/js/the_bottom_line/ The Bottom Line]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/jt/what_evidence_filtered_evidence/ What Evidence Filtered Evidence?]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/yg/informers_and_persuaders/ Informers and Persuaders]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Availability bias]]
 
*[[Rational evidence]]
 
*[[Dangerous knowledge]]
 
*[[Rationalization]]
 
*[[Arguments as soldiers]]
 
*[[Dark arts]]
 
 
==Blog posts==
 
 
[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]]
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*[[Conservation of expected evidence]]
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*[[Rational evidence]], [[Standard of evidence]], [[Adversarial process]]
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*[[Epistemic hygiene]]
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*[[Availability bias]], [[Dangerous knowledge]]
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*[[Dark arts]], [[Arguments as soldiers]], [[Rationalization]]
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*[[Not technically a lie]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:57, 14 March 2012

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.

Blog posts

See also