[SEQ RERUN] Something to Protect

by MinibearRex 8y2nd Jan 20121 min read12 comments

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Today's post, Something to Protect was originally published on 30 January 2008. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

 

Many people only start to grow as a rationalist when they find something that they care about more than they care about rationality itself. It takes something really scary to cause you to override your intuitions with math.


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