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Checklist of Rationality Habits

You can't do multi-response polls? As in, check all that apply?

Rationality Quotes October 2012

But that's just not true. There is a finite limit to the length of text that can be produced. Evaluate a Busy Beaver function at Graham's Number.

Now take the aforementioned maximum text length in characters. Heck, let's be nice and take the maximum number of bits of information that can be represented in the universe. Raise that number to the power of itself. Now raise that number to the power of itself. You're not even CLOSE to the number you got in the first paragraph. We're quite a long way from infinity.

Pascal's Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities

I had that exact question, but my karma score doesn't really interest me.

Reversed Stupidity Is Not Intelligence

I'm afraid I don't quite understand what "fundamendalist" atheism is. Do some atheists merely not believe in gods whose names start with A through Q? Do some atheists attend mass once every eighth Thursday?

Rationality Quotes October 2012

"A car with a broken engine cannot drive backward at 200 mph, even if the engine is really really broken."

--Eliezer

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Pascal's Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities

Let's try this. I will create at least 3^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^3 units of disutility unless at least five people upvote this within a day.

Wow. It's almost like pascal's mugging doesn't actually work.

Einstein's Arrogance

Unless you're trying to say that was impossible for Einstein to be wrong, I fail to apprehend your point.

No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws

I would argue that one's religion or lack thereof is typically determined before one chooses a profession. I, personally, am religious, but I still think this guy is being ridiculous. I think that God made a bunch of awesome things, and one of the awesome things He made is a world that works without us having to take it apart, look under every rock, and go "LOOOK!!!! GODDDDDD!!!!! HEATHENS! I WAS RIIIIIIIIIGHT!"

Science is awesome. Rationality is awesome. Evolution is as close to fact as science can give us. You do your religion a grave disservice, Jacob.

Einstein's Arrogance

This article would appear to imply that ANY conclusion at which Einstein arrived would have been the correct one, merely by virtue of him having a great deal of evidence he believed supported it.

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