By the way, for anyone who wants to learn more about the whole issue of the "self-sampling assumption" in general, I recommend this website:

The author of the site, Nick Bostrom, (who I think is a member of this list, or used to be) also wrote a whole book on the subject titled "Anthropic Bias: Observation Selection Effects in Science and Philosophy". I haven't picked it up yet because of the steep price, but I'm gonna have to get it one of these days.


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