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This comment is just to vent some frustration at how hard it is to get thinner, a.k.a. steering system 1.
I was there, looking at the just finished, empty dish. The pasta was delicious, but I didn't need a second serving. Yet, like in a horror B-movie, I watched myself from the inside as I got up and loaded a second serving.
MrMind, and the LessWrong community, it seems as I was wrong on many things as you said, by hearing more about the productivity of the people at the house. I'm not sure if you have yet started to compile information on it.
I admit that I was wrong in my prediction and that 'what is' 'ought to be' seems to yet be unresolved and that the group does have some cultish behavior. The leader is very charismatic and made some very bold predictions. What I thought then was that I had discovered the ultimate key to human behavior, that everyone could be quantified do... (read more)
Peter McCluskey wrote a review of my book, and I wrote a response here. Thanks to Peter for writing the review!
I've heard of some kind of rationality housing or community that lives together, or close together? Are there houses like this around?
When it comes to understanding the political landscape, it seems words like alt-right or neo-reactionary are labels that only match a tiny amount of people. A lot less than a million (see Scott's post on racism prevalence).
At the same time there's a pretense in the media that Trump voters (who might be 100 as large in numbers) automatically belong to either of those categories.
An interesting part of the whole Milo episode seems to be the widely exaggerated importance that's put on him. It's like the media tries to make sense of Trump by telling a story ab... (read more)
Is there any platform where one can sell (or just offer up without fee) research ideas, framed as literature reviews + approximate Materials & Methods? For example, I have no chance to do research right now, but I have some crazy old drafts that I'd gladly share for free:)
I've recently noticed that LW seems to have a general culture of being quite accepting of self-critique, even if the critique itself isn't that good.
I'm wondering if other people have noticed this and if this is what we'd want?
(we seem to be signal boosting critiques more than just normal good content)
The fine-tuning argument for God says that the universal constants have to be what they are to allow for order that permits life, so someone must have set them to allow for life.
A common rebuttal is to say that there might be a multiverse, each universe having different constants, so, inevitably, one would have the right ones for order, and thus, life.
A common rejoinder is that there is no evidence for such a multiverse.
A common return is that quantum mechanics, per the Many Worlds Interpretation, already suggests, and did so many years ago, that there is ... (read more)
Why is the end of a PhD maintained as such a stressful and panic-filled process?
Any way to find all Eliezer Yudkowsky posts which are not in Rationality: From AI to Zombies? is there a list out there?
This is a stupid question, but if someone gives the probability of 20% that B will win, and 80% that A will win, why do they say 'polls were wrong' 'predictions were wrong' if it turns out that B won?
Would an accurate prediction be "100% that B will win"? If they say 99% they are losers either way. I really do not understand. Maybe I have a tumor and it's impacting my cognition, haha.
A new post in the ancient Welcome Thread. Linking here for higher visibility.
Some alternative medicine like Mercola source recommend colloidal silver as an antibiotic.
I asked for evidence on Skeptics.SE and it seems nobody run the studies to see whether it's effective as an antibiotic.
Given that we seem to be short on antibiotics for some antibiotic resistant strains, is there a good reason besides the fact that you can't patent the drug that we didn't run the trials to find out whether it works?
Trump dominated the news cycle by doing things that are newsworthy. As a result he got a lot of attention. I don't think Ellen Degeneres would do that the same way.
Sure. It's called "Competent Manager".
KIM KARDASHIAN FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Alternatively, I would be willing to support Johnny Depp provided he promises to stay in the character of Captain Jack Sparrow for the entire four years.
P.S. On a bit more serious note, media told you Trump is a narcissistic airhead. He we... (read more)
Could a mega celeb win the U.S. Presidency?
Say, Beyonce in 2024?
I'm thinking someone with a huge active social media following, universal name recognition, attractive and charismatic, significant financial resources, history of political activism, strategic demographic appeal, progressive politics as a backlash to whatever Trump gets done over the next 8 years...
Is the probability non-negligible? More so now that Trump won, right?
I'm looking for a link I saw on SSC once, with some poetry written by a woman who took drugs every day for a year or so. Any ideas?
No new problem this week.
But has anybody even tried to solve the last week's problem?
I am looking for a guide to getting into diffuse thinking modes.
I can't seem to find one, currently my plan looks like: