> This, by the way, explains my intuitive dislike for some types of moral realism. If there are true objective moral facts that humans can access, then whatever process counts as "accessing them" becomes... a local stopping condition for defining value.
I'm not sure I understand what you're getting...(read more)
> the one academic doing good work in the area is Sheffer, who is running a longitudinal survey which may or may not have enough statistical power to rule out particularly dramatic variances in outcomes. (Sheffer mentions the selection bias problem but seems to have the attitude that it's not a prob...(read more)
The bioterminist's guide is now 5 years old. Does anyone know of an updated version?
Thanks, I'm honoured! I've sent you a private message.
In our house we started a tradition of holding hands and taking turns saying something we're grateful before dinner each night. We then soft-evangalise this by having guests over and including them - most notably to hundreds of people at our wedding.
Yup, just logged back in to make that guess. Would also explain the Japan commentary.
Great article, and I'm glad to see you've returned to Less(er)wrong.
One very very small question: speaking as one of the hedge fund guys you mention who happened to be long MSFT into a very successful quater on friday, why did your Microsoft example use a share price of $37.70? We're at $83.81 now...(read more)
Presumably it would also lead us to think that having lots of free time, or being very concerned about [clothes/wit/grades] was better - but this does not seem to be obveously the case.
First of all, thanks for making this all! :)
One suggestiong: coudl we hvae a sepll-ckecher for the cmmonent box?
Occationally we run surveys of ML people. Would it be worth asking them what
their personal fire alarm would be, or what they are confident will not be
achieved in the next N years? This would force them to make a mental stance that
might help them achieve some cognitive dissonance later, and also a...(read more)