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Here's two phrases I often use: "Better written fast than not written at all" and "You may have changed my betting odds, but you haven't changed my models!" One my friend Oli likes is "Better wrong than vague", though I like the formulation "Confidence is what it sounds like when I want you (or reality) to show me *precisely* where I'm wrong."

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Why Karma 2.0? (A Kabbalistic Explanation)

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A Sketch of Good Communication

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The Costly Coordination Mechanism of Common Knowledge

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Extended Quote on the Institution of Academia

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A model I use when making plans to reduce AI x-risk

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Field-Building and Deep Models

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Against Love Languages

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Comments on Power Law Distribution of Individual Impact

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Comment on SSC's Review of Inadequate Equilibria

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Bet Payoff 1: OpenPhil/MIRI Grant Increase

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Go to the library page, scroll down to 'community sequences', and hit the button 'new sequence'. You need an image for the header/icon.

I've curated this post for these reasons:

* This is an opinionated introduction to a piece of math-based social theory. * The two followups on [Moloch](https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/4vEFX6EPpdQZfqnnS/5-general-voting-pathologies-lesser-names-of-moloch) and [Alignment](https://www.lesswrong.co...(read more)

I've curated this post for these reasons:

* This is a really valuable and scary piece of information about the reliability of the scientific process.

* I didn't realise neuroscience was subject to the replication crisis at all - this really is changing how I think about science. I'm increasing...(read more)

I want to give a shout-out to the awesome Eric Rogstad, Elizabeth Garrett and (more recently) Claire Wang who have also created a large amount of slack in the Berkeley community by (amongst other things) maintaining the Event Horizon Rationalist House, where people are able to visit and stay. Sarah ...(read more)

I feel like there are often big simplifications of complex ideas that just convey the wrong thing, and I was vaguely worried that in a field primarily dominated by things that are hard-to-read, things that are easy to understand will dominate the conversation even if they're pretty misguided. It's n...(read more)

I curated this post for these reasons:

* The post helped me understand a critique of alignment via amplifying act-based agents, in terms of the losses via scaling down. * The _excellent_ comment section had a lot of great clarifications around definitions and key arguments in alignment from all...(read more)

Congrats to all winners! :-) I've read about half the winning submissions, and am looking forward to looking through the other half.