Top original authors by total karma score collected:

  • 290 Russell
  • 274 Feynman
  • 270 Pratchett
  • 195 Chesterton
  • 155 Heinlein
  • 143 Darwin
  • 142 Nietzsche
  • 141 Dennett
  • 133 Buffett
  • 129 Dawkins
  • 125 Voltaire
  • 123 Asimov
  • 107 Egan
  • 102 Einstein
  • 96 Wilson
  • 84 Descartes
  • 81 Maynard
  • 80 Plato
  • 80 Lessing
  • 78 Taleb
  • 78 Orwell
  • 78 Munroe
  • 78 Churchill
  • 76 Neumann
  • 75 Johnson
  • 74 Aristotle
  • 70 Bakker
  • 66 Hitler
  • 66 Aaronson
  • 65 Keynes
  • 64 Mencken
  • 64 Lichtenberg
  • 64 Dijkstra
  • 62 Holmes
  • 61 Marx
  • 61 Kant
  • 61 Caplan
  • 60 Miyazaki
  • 60 McArdle
  • 60 Knuth
  • 60 Hayao

G.K. Chesterton the Catholic apologist at number 5! Suhweet. (I really, really like Chesterton.)

Best of Rationality Quotes, 2011 Edition

by DanielVarga 1 min read28th Dec 201125 comments

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I created a 2011 update to last year's Best of Rationality Quotes collection. (Here is the original.)

Best of Rationality Quotes 2011 (360kB page, 352 quotes)

and Best of Rationality Quotes 2009-2011 (700kB page, 706 quotes)

The page was built by a short script (source code here) from all the LW Rationality Quotes threads so far. (We had such a thread each month since April 2009.) The script collects all comments with karma score 10 or more, and sorts them by score. Replies are not collected, only top-level comments.

A year ago commenters asked for various statistics and top-lists based on the data. This year I re-ran the scripts I wrote to answer those requests. (Source code for these is also at the above link, see the README.) I added the results as comments to this post: