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Can a trier-of-fact in a U.S.-based criminal trial overcome the observer's paradox in order to represent itself as an impartial trier-of-fact? [closed]

This post is to ask the entitled question, "Can a trier-of-fact in a U.S.-based criminal trial overcome the observer's paradox in order to represent itself as an impartial trier-of-fact?" I ...
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Non-moralistic solutions to problems

In an interview for Big Think, Steven Pinker makes this claim about morality: “Not all problems need to have a moralist solution.” https://youtu.be/ASL4cwU_3tc And then he gives concrete examples of ...
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Does prediction really have epistemic value?

I am having trouble understanding why the act of predicting something gives it any sort of value or makes a theory more likely to be true. If a scientific theory explained everything in hindsight, ...