Re: reasoning under computational limitations

Nick Bostrom (
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 16:45:51 +0000

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> Of course. There are eleven people with the correct digit and nine
> people with nine different incorrect digits. Ergo, your digit is
> probably the right one.

Are you aware that this is the same reasoning that gives rise to the Doomsday argument? Do you accept that argument? If not, why?

Nick Bostrom Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics