The term 'idiot' contains a value judgement that a certain person isn't worth arguing with. It's more than just seeing the other person has having an IQ of 70.

Trying to understand the world view of someone with an IQ of 70 might still provide for an interesting conversation.

The term 'idiot' contains a value judgement that a certain person isn't worth arguing with.

Except that often it can't be avoided/ is "worth" it if only for status/hierarchy squabbling reasons (i.e. even when the arguments' contents don't matter).

Rationality Quotes from people associated with LessWrong

by ChristianKl 1 min read29th Jul 201362 comments

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Do not quote from Less Wrong itself, Overcoming Bias, or HPMoR.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