Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup #6 - Still Amsterdam!
Ready for another meetup? Last time was a terrific success, so we want to build on that (also EAGx Oxford is in two weeks, and noone wants to wait three weeks).
So, next meeting will be coming Sunday, at Coffee Company nearby Amsterdam Amstel Station.
This time - besides having fun - we want to try discussing some Less Wrong blog posts (also fun, really!). The four below are selected from the 'How to actually change your mind' sequence. Changing your mind in view of new evidence is thé core skill of epistemic rationality. If there's one thing cognitive research has taught us, it's that we're rightfully calling it a skill: it's hard, it has to be practiced, and it's important.
On cutting your losses: http://lesswrong.com/lw/i9/the_importance_of_saying_oops/ On completing patterns: http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ On rationalisation: http://lesswrong.com/lw/ju/rationalization/ On post-hoc justifications: http://lesswrong.com/lw/kq/fake_justification/
In addition, everyone is encouraged to read around if they feel like it!
See you on Sunday!