Comment by mmehrotra on Privileging the Hypothesis · 2011-06-03T20:12:04.244Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Just to confirm:

Another way of explaining the 'locating the hypothesis' concept would be to say: "When answering a question with a large number of possible answers, it takes more work to narrow down the possibilities (generate the reasonable hypotheses) than it does to test those hypotheses for correctness."

Is that right?