This is cross-posted from Putanumonit.com, you can jump in the discussion in either place.
LessWrong has a reputation for being a place where dry and earnest people write dry and earnest essays with titles like “Don’t Believe Wrong Things”. A casual visitor wouldn’t expect it to host lively discussions of ... (Read More)
The Highest Good We Can Serve
The Effective Altruism movement aims to answer the question "how can we use our resources to help others the most?". Well, let us ask: what is the most we could ever help someone? In the quest for human progress, what would it mean to go all the way? What’s the highest, most altruistic goal we could shoot for, both as individuals and as a society? I venture t... (Read More)
This post will not teach you the models here. This post is a summary of the models that I carry in my head. I have written most of the descriptions without looking them up (See ... (Read More)
Crossposted from my personal Tumblr. This is how one does cross posts, right?
This is going to be a pretty serious article.
I very recently listened to a long video on youtube, discussing a case of emotional abuse in close detail, through chat logs and publicly available info on the behaviour of each member of the couple.
I won’t link directly to the video-it’s tangentially about a fantasti... (Read More)
_Cross-posted to the Effective Altruism Forum_
In the last several years, political scientist and forecasting research pioneer Philip Tetlock has made waves for the success of his research program in geopolitical forecasting, published in the form of the popular book _... (Read More)
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