"Goedel's Law: as the length of any philosophical discussion increases, the probability of someone incorrectly quoting Goedel's Incompleteness Theorem approaches 1"

--nshepperd on #lesswrong


The probability that someone will say bullshit about quantum mechanics approaches 1 even faster.

18sketerpot7yThere's a theorem which states that you can never truly prove that.
3Anatoly_Vorobey7yThat doesn't say much; perhaps it approaches 1 as 1 - 1/(1+1/2+1/3...+1/n)?

Rationality Quotes from people associated with LessWrong

by ChristianKl 1 min read29th Jul 201362 comments


The other rationality quotes thread operates under the rule:

Do not quote from Less Wrong itself, Overcoming Bias, or HPMoR.

Lately it seems that every MIRI or CFAR employee is excempt from being quoted.

As there are still interesting quotes that happen on LessWrong, Overcoming Bias, HPMoR and MIRI/CFAR employee in general, I think it makes sense to open this thread to provide a place for those quotes.