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My thoughts are that you probably havn't read [Malcolm's post on communication cultures](, or you disagree.

Roughly, different styles of communication cultures (guess, ask, tell) are supported by mutual assumptions of trust in different things (and pr...(read more)

The article isn't so much about Reiki as about intentionally utilizing the placebo effect in medicine. And that there is some evidence that, for the group of people that currently believe (medicine x) is effective, the placebo effect of fake (medicine x) may be stronger than that of fake (medicine y...(read more)

Thinking Fast and Slow references studies of disbelief requiring attention - which is what I assume you mean by "easier".

We're a long way from having any semblance of a complete art of rationality, and I think that holding on to even the names used in the greater less wrong community is a mistake. Good names for concepts are *important*, and while it may be confusing in the short term while we're still developing the ...(read more)

I've been introducing rationality not by name, but by description. As in, “I've been working on forming more accurate beliefs and taking more effective action.”

  • Ionizing Radiation - preferably expressed as synthetic heat or pain with a tolerable cap. The various types could be differentiated, by location or flavor, but mostly it's the warning that matters.

There are a significant number of people who judge themselves harshly. Too harshly. It's not fun and not productive, see Ozy's Post on [Scrupulosity]( It maybe would be helpful for the unscrupulous to judge themselves with a bit more rigo...(read more)

Basic version debug apk [here](, (more recent) source on [GitHub](, and [Google Play](

The most notable feature lacking is locking the phone when the start time arrives. P...(read more)

> A more advanced version of this would be to lock the phone into "emergency calls only" mode within a specific time window. I don't know how hard that would be to pull off.

This appears to be possible with the [Device Administration API]( more)

Probably because they have been dead for forty for fifty years.

The best example still living might be [Robert Aumann](, though his science is less central (economics) than anyone on your list. Find a well known modern scientist who is doing impressive wor...(read more)