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Spending emotional energy on incredulity wastes time you could be using to [[update]].  It repeatedly throws you back into the frame of the old, wrong viewpoint.  It feeds your sense of righteous indignation at reality daring to contradict you.
 
Spending emotional energy on incredulity wastes time you could be using to [[update]].  It repeatedly throws you back into the frame of the old, wrong viewpoint.  It feeds your sense of righteous indignation at reality daring to contradict you.
 
|[[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]|[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hs/think_like_reality/ Think Like Reality]}}
 
|[[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]|[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hs/think_like_reality/ Think Like Reality]}}
  
==See also==
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==Blog posts==
  
*[[Curiosity]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hs/think_like_reality/ Think Like Reality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
==Blog posts==
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==See also==
  
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/hs/think_like_reality/ Think Like Reality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[[Curiosity]], [[Surprise]]
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*[[Cached thought]], [[Curiosity stopper]]
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*[[Absurdity heuristic]]
  
 
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Spending emotional energy on incredulity wastes time you could be using to update. It repeatedly throws you back into the frame of the old, wrong viewpoint. It feeds your sense of righteous indignation at reality daring to contradict you.

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