Mediocrity Principle

A Critique of Bayesian Epistemology

Venkat
5 min readFeb 24, 2023

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Anti-anthropocentrism is the idea that humans are insignificant. It is the opposing view of Anthropocentrism. It has risen to a universal principle in recent decades. It is fashionable to relegate humanity to the dustbin of insignificance based on the religion of Bayesianism. It goes by the so-called Mediocrity Principle — that earth, our solar system, and ultimately we as a species are all (probably) cosmically insignificant. It is a philosophical claim that holds more sway in the scientific community than in the general public.

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Venkat

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