on epistemic status
an experiment

Let me state some facts:

For these reasons, I will be prefacing some of my posts in this blog with an epistemic status tag. It’s a way for me to hedge my claims, which in turn gives me the confidence to publish.

It will be categorised in two dimensions: applicability and effort. If I think whatever I’ve written applies to every relevant case, it’ll be deemed Generalizable, otherwise, they’ll be Specific. As for effort, it’ll just disclose the amount of effort that I feel I’ve put into evaluating my own claims.

The main takeaway is to consider my blog to be work-in-progress. The best way to learn is to learn in public, and I want to be able to make mistakes without regretting them. In any case, my post update history is always public on Github.