If I were to join any phyg, it'd be the Dominicans. SingInst might be my second choice, but you can't join them, you can only join the Rationalist Conspiracy these days. And I've already left SingInst's Journeyman circle or whatever, there's no going back after that. But I'm damn glad I was a Visiting Fellow for two years.

What do you think of the Greek Othordox? Nassim Taleb endorses them for aesthetic reasons and for the fact that their understanding of God is Apophatic primarily and thus doesn't intrude on real world near beliefs.

0mwengler8yDang! Not Alfred E Newman, but rather John Henry Newman. Obviously. Duh.

This post is for sacrificing my credibility!

by Will_Newsome 1 min read2nd Jun 2012347 comments


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Don't worry, there won't be future posts like this, so you don't have to delete my LessWrong account, and anyway I could make another, and another.

But since you've dared to read this far:

Credibility. Should you maximize it, or minimize it? Have I made an error?


Don't be shallow, don't just consider the obvious points. Consider that I've thought about this for many, many hours, and that you don't have any privileged information. Whence our disagreement, if one exists?