Slack Club

by quanticle 1 min read16th Apr 201920 comments


This is a post from The Last Rationalist, which asks, generally, "Why do rationalists have such a hard time doing things, as a community?" Their answer is that rationality selects for a particular smart-but-lazy archetype, who values solving problems with silver bullets and abstraction, rather than hard work and perseverance. This archetype is easily distractible and does not cooperate with other instances of itself, so an entire community of people conforming to this archetype devolves into valuing abstraction and specialized jargon over solving problems.