It's rare enough that handing people with those sentiments the weapon of "any dissent is immediately silenced" is worse than the disease.

"any dissent is immediately silenced"

Not remotely suggested. Since when does "immediately" mean "after a spiraling trend over a couple of years"?

I suggest that if this is applicable to any behavior in this thread it is to the actual trolling, not Will just being a crackpot.

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?