“If you attend only to favorable evidence, picking and choosing from your gathered data, then the more data you gather, the less you know…”

“If you attend only to favorable evidence, picking and choosing from your gathered data, then the more data you gather, the less you know. If you are selective about which arguments you inspect for flaws, or how hard you inspect for flaws, then every flaw you learn how to detect makes you that much stupider. To be clever in argument is not rationality but rationalization. Intelligence, to be useful, must be used for something other than defeating itself.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky.

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