So, I think it’s completely reasonable to do things that you know aren’t logical (i.e. assume every person you meet on a dark street could potentially hurt you) when the stakes are high enough. I do this in my life too — for example, when I drive, I assume that every other driver could potentially run a red light, not yield the right of way, or could do something dangerous at any minute. So, I drive defensively. Obviously, logic would say that the majority of drivers are not bad drivers (otherwise we would have even more accidents) but the risk of a car accident is too high — I rather be defensive and safe than get hurt.
A great analogy about Schrodinger’s Rapist. Also, this thread is very sad. Guy says that a false rape accusation is ruining his reputation in his grad department, people immediately blame feminism.