Discussion article for the meetup : Seattle Sequences group: Mysterious Answers 4
Location is the UW CSE building, room 503. Paid parking is available on campus (enter via Steven's Way). Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/966274253390417/
This is a normally-weekly meetup to discuss and work through the Sequences while getting to know other aspiring rationalists in the Seattle area. Each session's reading list is posted below, and in the relevant Facebook event. We usually discuss the sequence posts and relevant applied rationality techniques.
Note that this meetup has an unusual two-week gap since the last one, due to conflicts with other events and host availability. We will try to return to a regular schedule following this.
As the name suggests, this meetup will go over the fourth part of the "Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions" sequence. We previously covered the "Map and territory" sequence. All are welcome to join, though, even if they've read all of the sequences already or haven't yet caught up to us.
There are often snacks at the meetup, which typically runs until around 8:30 or 9. After that, many of us go get dinner on the Ave.
Reading list: Start here: http://lesswrong.com/lw/iu/mysterious_answers_to_mysterious_questions/
1.18 Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions
1.19 The Futility of Emergence
1.20 Say Not "Complexity"
1.21 Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark
1.22 My Wild and Reckless Youth
1.23 Failing to Learn from History