[anonymous]8y7

I went ahead and played around with the survey data, and got some interesting results:

Women are more likely to have been brought into LW by either a friend or by reading HPMoR

Percentage of women referred by a friend: 18%
Percentage of men referred by a friend: 10%

Percentage of women referred by HPMoR: 33%
Percentage of men referred by HPMoR: 17%

Conversely, men were more likely to have been brought in by OB or other blogs:

Percentage of women referred by OB: 18%
Percentage of men referred by OB: 29%

Percentage of women referred by other blogs: 13%
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[anonymous]8y2

Also, both were about the same age, with females averaging 26, and males averaging 27.

Females however, had a higher self-reported IQ and higher average karma

Average female self-reported IQ: 145.4
Average male self-reported IQ: 139.7

Average female karma: 1,599
Average male karma: 600

How can people be actually converted?

by yttrium 1 min read5th Feb 201294 comments

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Have you ever convinced a religious person to become atheistic? How did you do this? How long did it take? Were the people in some sort of life crisis, or were they just living along?

This is probably a quite difficult task of persuasion. So stories how people were successful at it could be very interesting to improve ones' persuasion abilities.

Relatedly, it might be interesting to know what religious groups have gathered on techniques to convert people to their religion - are there some manuals/techniques floating around?