Discussion article for the meetup : Vancouver meetup
Last Sunday's first Vancouver rationalist meetup was great! Seven people turned up and we talked about the Singularity, Bitcoin, seasteading, polyamory, the Khan Academy, the Hanson/Caplan view that education is more about signaling than imparting knowledge, Non-Violent Communication, akrasia, nootropics, our favorite Less Wrong posts and authors, and many other things.
I think we have the beginnings of a lasting community. If you're interested, join the Vancouver Rationalists Google Group to plan meetups and for general discussion.
Sunday afternoon was not convenient for everyone, and a Doodle poll shows Saturday as the better option. So we'll meet at 3pm on Saturday (sorry about the short notice if you're just hearing about this now).
We have a meeting room booked at the Waves Coffee House on the corner of Howe St. and Smithe.
This week's discussion topic is:
Tell your rationality success story or failure story. Describe a time when rationality helped (or hurt) you, or a time when irrationality hurt (or helped) you, and what lessons might be drawn from the experience.
Feel free to bring friends who are interested in rationality.