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Even Anecdote Can Be Useful to Listen


There are several levels of proof.

When someone tells me some personal anecdote, I might be tempted to reject it, based on Hitchens’s Razor.

Yet, even if it is very poor, it is still some information that should update my prior, even a very little bit.

Therefore, I should be epistemicly modest and listen to this.

If the person feels bad because I did not change my behavior based on that information, I can tell per that there is a whole spectrum of beliefs and that I updated my belief. Per simply fell in the trap of the binary thinking of believing or not believing.