Conceptspace is the future.

Wrong. Electronic old men are.

To give an idea of what these look like raw, here's a paragraph of dadadodo:

What does the universe with ice cream trees. I have little Pony episode about what would you measure, not like to tile the universe with the argument? That's just signaling virtue: Death is bad. That's just a startup. I have little XML tags on corrupted hardware. Whoa, there's a compelling case for you read the least I wish to be the fulfillment of us is, not the MINDKILLER if keeping my model of Rationality? Tsuyoku naritai! So after all over the bad; result, you're runnin

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Shit Rationalists Say?

by Eneasz 1 min read25th Jan 2012120 comments


I assume everyone has run across at least one of the "Shit X's Say" format of videos? Such as Shit Skeptics Say. When done right it totally triggers the in-group warm-fuzzies. (Not to be confused with the nearly-identically formatted "Shit X's Say to Y's" which is mainly a way for Y's to complain about X's).

What sort of things do Rationalists often say that triggers this sort of in-group recognition which could be popped into a short video? A few I can think of...

You should sign up for cryonics. I want to see you in the future.

…intelligence explosion…

What’s your confidence interval?

You know what they say: one man’s Modus Ponens is another man’s Modus Tollens

This may sound a bit crazy right now, but hear me out…

What are your priors?

When the singularity comes that won’t be a problem anymore.

I like to think I’d do that, but I don’t fully trust myself. I am running on corrupted hardware after all.

I want to be with you, and I don’t foresee that changing in the near future.

…Bayesian statistics…

So Omega appears in front of you…

What would you say the probability of that event is, if your beliefs are true?