Mati_Roy

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Surviving Petrov Day

thanks for the clarifications!

Surviving Petrov Day

Ok, thanks for clarifying.

FWIW, the connection was meant to be a playful one, not a serious one :)

I re-read your original comment. I'm understanding you're saying that I shouldn't alienate the person that did the social engineering because they didn't see this game the same way than I did (correct?) If you mentioned another way in which my post might have caused harm, I don't think I understood it. That said, you don't have to clarify; it's up to you; I'm fine either way :)

Mati_Roy's Shortform

ah, someone found it:

If You Demand Magic, Magic Won't Help" where he says at one point: "The worst catastrophe you could visit upon the New Age community would be for their rituals to start working reliably, and for UFOs to actually appear in the skies. What would be the point of believing in aliens, if they were just there, and everyone else could see them too? In a world where psychic powers were merely real, New Agers wouldn't believe in psychic powers, any more than anyone cares enough about gravity to believe in it. https://www.lesswrong.com/s/6BFkmEgre7uwhDxDR/p/iiWiHgtQekWNnmE6Q?fbclid=IwAR3xEBpBr_U_3sn_kVPvVbzYyq_6dDn4kzXDtSCgeFR6qgXl3dGXPWftIyo

Mati_Roy's Shortform

I remember someone in the LessWrong community (I think Eliezer Yudkowsky, but maybe Robin Hanson or someone else, or maybe only Rationalist-adjacent; maybe an article or a podcast) saying that people believing in "UFOs" (or people believing in unproven theories of conspiracy) would stop being so enthusiastic about those if they became actually known as true with good evidence for them. does anyone know what I'm referring to?

Surviving Petrov Day

You seem angry that I wrote social penalty, and then seemingly punished me with -6 Internet points.

Modes of Petrov Day

"We have a positive singularity, let's launch nukes for fun"

Modes of Petrov Day

the link is now broken, but I found it on YouTube (without said tracks removed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8OELzmpgZo&list=PLA0297420F2C5554C

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