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Technical explanations are contrasted with verbal explanations, which give the impression of understanding without actually producing the proper expectation.  
 
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i3/making_beliefs_pay_rent_in_anticipated_experiences/ Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences)]
  
 
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*[[Beliefs require observations]]
 
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/i3/making_beliefs_pay_rent_in_anticipated_experiences/ Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences)] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
 
 
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*[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/technical A Technical Explanation of Technical Explanation] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
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*[http://yudkowsky.net/rational/technical A Technical Explanation of Technical Explanation]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:04, 17 November 2009

A technical explanation is an explanation of a phenomenon that makes you anticipate certain experiences. A proper technical explanation controls anticipation strictly, weighting your priors and evidence precisely to create the justified amount of uncertainty.

Technical explanations are contrasted with verbal explanations, which give the impression of understanding without actually producing the proper expectation.

Blog posts

See also

References