With respect to power dynamics point one and two, there is another person known to the community who is perhaps more qualified and already running something which is similar in several respects - Geoff Anders of Leverage Research. So I don't think this is precisely the only group making an attempt t...(read more)
Something like this also happened with Event Horizon, though the metamorphosis is not yet complete...
Once every few days or so.
Broadly agreed - this is one of the main reasons I consider internal transparency to be so important in building effective organizations. in some cases, secrets must exist - but when they do, their existence should itself be common knowledge unless even that must be secret.
In other words, it is us...(read more)
In some cases it can be - and I will discuss this further in a later post. However, there are many situations where the problems you're encountering are cleanly solved by existing paradigms, and looking at things from first principles leads only to reinventing the wheel. For instance, the appropriat...(read more)
This is one of the worst comments I've seen on LessWrong and I think the fact that this is being upvoted is disgraceful. (Note: this reply refers to a comment that has since been deleted.)
This post seems better suited for the Discussion section.
>So, maybe this is just my view of things, but I think a big part of this conversation is whether you're outside looking in or inside looking out.
I'm on the inside and I think we should get rid of these things for the sake of both insiders and outsiders.
>Is that true? I mostly don't notice peopl...(read more)
In terms of weird fixations, there are quite a few strange things that the LW community seems to have as part of its identity - polyamory and cryonics are perhaps the best examples of things that seem to have little to do with rationality but are widely accepted as norms here.
If you think rational...(read more)