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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/io/is_molecular_nanotechnology_scientific/ Is Molecular Nanotechnology "Scientific"?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/io/is_molecular_nanotechnology_scientific/ Is Molecular Nanotechnology "Scientific"?]by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qa/the_dilemma_science_or_bayes/ The Dilemma: Science or Bayes?] and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qb/science_doesnt_trust_your_rationality/ Science Doesn't Trust Your Rationality] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/qa/the_dilemma_science_or_bayes/ The Dilemma: Science or Bayes?] and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/qb/science_doesnt_trust_your_rationality/ Science Doesn't Trust Your Rationality]by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i2/two_more_things_to_unlearn_from_school/ Two More Things to Unlearn from School] by [[Eliezer_Yudkowsky]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 06:38, 9 September 2009

Rational evidence, as distinguished from scientific evidence or legal evidence, is any observation that can be used to update your beliefs.

This notion of evidence is only useful for private inference, not for any kind of political or adversarial process. At a minimum, an adversarial debate should establish a common standard of evidence, so as to avoid a breakdown of useful deliberation. This is the basic contribution of the scientific method and of legal evidence standards.

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