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by Eli Tyre Jun 2 2016

\(Actually, since log\-likelihoods are never positive \- no likelihood greater than $$~$1$~$$ whose log is 0 \- our belief is really being attracted to the hypothesis that has the negative logarithm closest to 0\. We should really visualize hypotheses radiating repulsive pushes corresponding to how much they make the evidence surprising, with the net force on our belief moving it toward the hypotheses that radiate the least surprise\. But we can also still imagine high likelihoods as pulling more and low likelihoods as pulling less, so long as the absolute distance between pulls still corresponds to the log of the likelihood ratio between them\.\)

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