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The worst trolley problem in the world

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A semi-technical question about prediction markets and private info

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[Link] The Ferrett: "The Day I Realized My Uncle Hung Around With Gay Guys"

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[LINK] How A Lamp Took Away My Reading And A Box Brought It Back

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What's wrong with this picture?

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How do I suggest someone for the Rationality Blogs sidebar?

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We really need a "cryonics sales pitch" article.

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[Link] "The Problem With Positive Thinking"

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Bragging Thread, August 2014

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[LINK] Another "LessWrongers are crazy" article - this time on Slate

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I got permission from the math department at Rutgers to skip the proof-writing class... I think I must have picked up the skill elsewhere, because I didn't feel like I had any trouble with the proof-based linear algebra and real analysis classes that would normally require the proof writing class as...(read more)

Incest aversion seems to be an evolved predisposition, perhaps a "terminal value" akin to a preference for sweet foods...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect

Counterpoint: would you be okay with a future civilization in which people got rid of the incest taboo, because technology made it safe?

There is still coca extract used in Coca-Cola, but the psychoactive ingredient in the coca leaf is removed from the extract. (Cocaine still sees legitimate medical use as a local anesthetic, by the way.)

Well, if you want to go into details, Mao had a lot of help and he didn't explicitly plan to cause the famines. The person who personally killed the most people that he specifically intended to kill is the guy who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.