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:"Traditional Rationality is phrased in terms of social rules, with violations interpretable as cheating - as defections from cooperative norms.  If you want me to accept a belief from you, you are obligated to provide me with a certain amount of evidence.  If you try to get out of it, we all know you're cheating on your obligation.  A theory is obligated to make bold predictions for itself, not just steal predictions that other theories have labored to make.  A theory is obligated to expose itself to falsification - if it tries to duck out, that's like trying to duck out of a fearsome initiation ritual; you must pay your dues."[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/its-the-law.html ]
 
:"Traditional Rationality is phrased in terms of social rules, with violations interpretable as cheating - as defections from cooperative norms.  If you want me to accept a belief from you, you are obligated to provide me with a certain amount of evidence.  If you try to get out of it, we all know you're cheating on your obligation.  A theory is obligated to make bold predictions for itself, not just steal predictions that other theories have labored to make.  A theory is obligated to expose itself to falsification - if it tries to duck out, that's like trying to duck out of a fearsome initiation ritual; you must pay your dues."[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/10/its-the-law.html ]
  
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"Traditional Rationality is phrased in terms of social rules, with violations interpretable as cheating - as defections from cooperative norms. If you want me to accept a belief from you, you are obligated to provide me with a certain amount of evidence. If you try to get out of it, we all know you're cheating on your obligation. A theory is obligated to make bold predictions for itself, not just steal predictions that other theories have labored to make. A theory is obligated to expose itself to falsification - if it tries to duck out, that's like trying to duck out of a fearsome initiation ritual; you must pay your dues."[1]

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