Discussion article for the meetup : Durham NC meetup: Defense Against the Dumb Arts
Or, "On interacting with people who are not aspiring rationalists."
Relevant reading includes:
Philosophical Landmines - On dealing with "the dangerous leftovers of past memetic wars".
Memetic Tribalism - Is arguing or trying to convince them of something instrumentally worth the investment?
More further reading in the RTLW group archive: http://groups.google.com/group/rtlw
7:00 Catching up; acquisition of beverages
9:00 Egression and/or digression
And if this all is not incentive enough, there will probably be pie in honor of the day!