San Francisco Meetup 4/4 7:00 PM

by bisserlis1 min read30th Mar 20112 comments


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Monday April 4th at 7:00 PM
Green Papaya
825 Mission Street (4th and Mission)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Announcing the creation of a third Bay Area LW meetup, San Francisco! The first meeting of the San Francisco group will be this coming Monday, April 4th, from 7:00-9:00 at Green Papaya near 4th and Mission. We'll be introducing ourselves, talking about what about rationality interests each of us, and having fun! Please join us! If you have urgent questions regarding this meetup (need directions, at the location but can't find the group, &c) please call Ben Isserlis at *edit: elided*.

If you've never been to a LessWrong meetup before and feel awkward just showing up, or if you think you haven't read enough of the Sequences and won't fit in, stop thinking that! All weekly meetings of SF Bay LessWrong groups are newcomer-friendly, and many people who come are in the same boat.

If you want to stay informed about upcoming events in the Bay Area, join the Bay Area LessWrong Google Group! Not all events or meetups will be posted to LessWrong, so stay on top of local events and discussions by subscribing.

See you soon!

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Follow-up to the meeting tonight.

Here is the event that I will be at next week that everyone is welcome to attend.

Manufacturing Belief - Cult Recruitment, Retention and Persuasion

The general public assumes that cult members must be either incredibly stupid, or incredibly weak of mind, or both. In fact, cult members are completely normal. The methods that cults use to recruit and retain members are based on exploiting vulnerabilities in normal human psychology. The only thing distinguishing a cult from any other form of True Believerism is the incredible efficiency and ruthlessness with which cults exploit these vulnerabilities. Our speaker will discuss the techniques that cults employ to recruit, retain, and persuade...

WHEN: 7:30PM, Monday, April 11, 2011 (Talk starts at 8PM sharp)

WHERE: Downstairs at Kells Irish Pub, 530 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

The first meeting of the San Francisco group will be [today] from 7:00-9:00

The usual suspects from the North Bay, i.e., Richard Karpinski and I, will be attending.