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.
- What Evidence Filtered Evidence? by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Conservation of expected evidence
- Availability bias, Dangerous knowledge
- Epistemic hygiene
- Rational evidence
- Dark arts, Arguments as soldiers, Rationalization