Hypothetical situation: Let's say while studying rationality you happened across a technique that proved to give startlingly good results. It's not an effortless path to truth but the work is made systematic and straightforward. You've already achieved several novel breakthroughs in fields of interest where you've applied the technique (this has advanced your career and financial standing). However, you've told nobody and, since nobody is exploring this area, you find it unlikely anybody will independently discover the same technique. You have no reason to... (read more)
It seems we have agreed that open threads will continue but that they will go in the Discussion section, so here's this month's thread.