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:I desire to believe that the box does not contain a diamond;
 
:I desire to believe that the box does not contain a diamond;
 
:Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.
 
:Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.
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Since the Litany of Tarski is actually an infinite family of litanies, it can also be stated as:
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:If the sky is blue
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:I desire to believe "the sky is blue"
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:If the sky is not blue
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:I desire to believe "the sky is not blue".
  
 
==See Also==
 
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* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/curiosity.html The Meditation on Curiousity] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
* [http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/curiosity.html The Meditation on Curiousity] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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=====Less Wrong Articles=====
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/s/belief_in_selfdeception/ Belief in Self-Deception] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:04, 8 May 2009

If the box contains a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box contains a diamond;
If the box does not contain a diamond,
I desire to believe that the box does not contain a diamond;
Let me not become attached to beliefs I may not want.


Since the Litany of Tarski is actually an infinite family of litanies, it can also be stated as:

If the sky is blue
I desire to believe "the sky is blue"
If the sky is not blue
I desire to believe "the sky is not blue".

See Also

References

Overcoming Bias Articles
Less Wrong Articles