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Comment by barbar on Rationality Quotes 20 · 2008-12-24T22:46:06.000Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Here's my pet idea: the primary cognitive bias affecting this blog's community lies in underestimating the limits to reductionist explanation.

This is how you end up with statements like "X is not about Y (X is about Z)" even when X is pretty clearly more about Y than about Z (although the world in general may tend to downplay the extent to which X is about Z).