Hey gang - we're doing another meetup. We're trying it at the museum cafe at a slightly earlier time.
If you'd like to attend, we're asking you to read the first 5 chapters in part C of the first book of The Sequences before you attend, so that we can discuss our thoughts on them at the Cafe. It's almost exactly like a book club.
The chapters we want you to read are:
Focus Your Uncertainty
What Is Evidence?
Scientific Evidence, Legal Evidence, Rational Evidence
How Much Evidence Does It Take?
If you don't know what the Sequences are, think of them like a collection of blog posts which together form a pretty reliable backbone for improving your thinking and being more rational.
You can find the stuff you need to read here https://www.readthesequences.com/Noticing-Confusion-Sequence
You can also find it for free as an audiobook podcast wherever you get podcasts from (Try searching for "Rationality: From AI to Zombies")
We strongly recommend reading all of the chapters.
Most likely we will finish talking about The Sequences and end up talking about other topics; Less Wrong, Current Affairs, Slate Star Codex, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, Worm, Free Will, Efficiency, Podcasts
And we also are hosting a Study Hall/Pomodoro every Saturday at 11:00 at Bristol Central Library