Related page: Epistemology

What it is epistemic status?

What I am currently including in my Epistemic status ?


What I believe can be different to what evidence is pointing to. I think making this explicit may explain a lot to a reader, bring clarity where I am going with this line of reasoning and be influencing their believes. Perhaps also use percentage points on some verbs “55%certain” when in need to specify certainty in more detail

Sometimes beliefs don’t go through a linear, empirical deduction process. Sometimes intuitive connections can be very valuable at arriving at unconventional findings or for starting new pathways of inquiry. However, they need to be flagged with confidence interval tags.


What is the evidence? Where it comes from?


How much time or effort I spent on thinking or validating the claims.

Previous name: Epistemic effort


Doing something on the spot, even to train this muscle is very helpful See: Antithesis

Confidence tags (I use on this website)

<aside> 💡 Below is my version of confidence language. I use it to accurately convey my level of confidence. It works as a tag system that I will use across this website. I wanted to both find words that are commonly used and map them to percentage values.


Certain (100%)

Almost certain (>97%)

Highly likely (~90%)

Probably yes (~80%)

Likely (~70%)

Slight yes (~60%)