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==Blog posts==
==Blog posts==
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/iq/guessing_the_teachers_password/ Guessing the Teacher's Password] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/iq/guessing_the_teachers_password/ Guessing the Teacher's Password]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i2/two_more_things_to_unlearn_from_school/ Two More Things to Unlearn from School] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i2/two_more_things_to_unlearn_from_school/ Two More Things to Unlearn from School]
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 08:24, 18 November 2009

Proper beliefs pay rent by functioning as anticipation-controllers; a proper belief is not just a string of words, but a cognitive structure fully integrated with the believer's model of how the world simply is. Unfortunately, many students in traditional schools become accustomed to guessing the teacher's password, repeating back words that make it superficially sound as if they understand the topic, when in fact they don't.

Blog posts

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