I think it is good to get in the habit of admiting your errors. Hence this post. I have made following errors recently:

In my 2nd to last post I made the error of assuming that you could have an infinite uniform distribution. And afterwards in my conversation with Barnaby Dawson I made the mistake of saying that the principle of indifference leads to contradictions. (Actually the principle of indifference leads to contradictions only when unrestricted, and the principle is used in statistics) In the same conversation I also made the mistake of saying that you could prove that 1 can equal q+q+q.... where q=1/n and n is the number of q's, using mathematical induction (actually I am not sure if you can do this now, and the way I tried to prove it was not mathematical induction). So those are my errors so far this millenium. I will update my errors after the next one as well.

Dynamic Languages and Types

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