Today's post, Outside the Laboratory was originally published on 21 January 2007. A summary (taken from the LW wiki):

Written regarding the proverb "Outside the laboratory, scientists are no wiser than anyone else." The case is made that if this proverb is in fact true, that's quite worrisome because it implies that scientists are blindly following scientific rituals without understanding why. In particular, it is argued that if a scientist is religious, they probably don't understand the foundations of science very well.

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This post is part of the Rerunning the Sequences series, where we'll be going through Eliezer Yudkowsky's old posts in order so that people who are interested can (re-)read and discuss them. The previous post was Some Claims Are Just Too Extraordinary, and you can use the sequence_reruns tag or rss feed to follow the rest of the series.

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Does anyone know if there's a way to get an rss feed of just the sequence reruns? That would be useful for giving to friends who are likely to read an extra RSS and perhaps eventually become engrossed, but not likely to read the vast archive of the sequences of their own accord. Is it possible to get an RSS feed posts tagged 'sequence_reruns' perhaps?

The following feed will give you just the posts tagged "sequence_reruns":

Awesome! Thanks.

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