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A third option may break a [[Color politics|political dichotomy]], showing the sides that neither of their solutions is a goal worth striving for.
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A third option is a way to break a [[false dilemma]], showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.
  
 
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/03/blue_or_green_o.html Blue or Green on Regulation?] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] &mdash; [[Burch's law]] isn't a [[scales of justice fallacy|soldier-argument]] for regulation; estimating the appropriate level of regulation in each particular case is a superior third option.
 
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/the_third_alter.html The Third Alternative] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/the_third_alter.html The Third Alternative] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/third_alternati.html Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/05/third_alternati.html Third Alternatives for Afterlife-ism] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]

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The phrase "tertium quid" (or "third option" in Latin) refers to something that exposes a dichotomy as false. A tertium quid is not somewhere between the two options (grey is not a tertium quid to the dichotomy of black vs. white), but rather something entirely new, something that escapes the one-dimensional line between two options.

A third option is a way to break a false dilemma, showing that neither of the suggested solutions is a good idea.

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