Comment by paolo-falabella on Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences) · 2019-05-17T09:39:09.220Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I think this is both right and not in contradiction with the post.

The belief that pays the rent here is that there is going to be a high correlation between Mars being in conjunction with Jupiter and astrology believers born around August experiencing heightened feelings of being in danger.

That does not say anything on the "truth" of astrology itself.

Same applies to the article's example on Wulky Wilkinsen. The belief that alienated resublimation justifies the fictional author's retropositionality does not pay rent. The belief that failing to mention retropositionality correlates with higher chances of failing a literature test on Wilkinsen does probably pay rent.