This is a fun exercise. The list could be a lot longer than I originally expected.

  • belief is about evidence
  • 0 and 1 are not probabilities
  • Occam's razor
  • strawman and steelman
  • privileging the hypothesis
  • tabooing
  • instrumental-terminal distinction of values
  • don't pull probabilities out of your posterior
  • introspection is often wrong
  • intuitions are often wrong
  • general concept of heuristics and biases
  • confirmation and disconfirmation bias
  • halo effect
  • knowing about biases doesn't unbias you
  • denotations and connotations
  • many more

"not technically lying" is de facto lying

1ChristianKl6yNice list, even a bit that's basic enough that I can put it into an Anki deck about teaching rationality (a long term project of mine but at the moment I doesn't have enough cards for release).

Open thread, January 25- February 1

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read25th Jan 2014318 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.