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X being orthogonal to Y should mean that conceptually changing the value of X doesn’t change the value of Y
posted Mar 23, 2022
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The concept of orthogonality should generalize the concept of a direction being orthogonal to another direction
A common definition for "orthogonal" is "statistically independent"
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"X can have a causal relation with Y, while conceptually changing the value of X doesn’t change the value of Y" supports "The meaning of "X is orthogonal to Y" shouldn't imply X can’t have a causal relation with Y"
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