Explore the internals of the machine. Observations are only a way to learn about the inside.

The first of these says that our observations provide a very strong signal about the internal state of the machine (namely we know perfectly what it is). The second one says that we have learned nothing about the machine.

Until then I hope the Zoltar example provided an illustration for the fundamental framework for thinking about uncertainty: in order to make headway you have to be explicit about the interaction between an explanation of reality and observations about that reality.

from: http://continuations.com/post/155389128335/uncertainty-wednesday-zoltar-example-part-4

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