Mycroft65536

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Something to Protect

Explore the world. Meet people, read books, find blogs like this one. Hopefully something will inspire you.

What Bayesianism taught me

No. We can't extrapolate a trend. That's what"You cannot expect that future evidence will sway you in a particular direction" means.

MetaMed: Evidence-Based Healthcare

Likely more than the list price of those procedures. People who have expensive potentially harmful procedures being done on them would get great benefits having MetaMed review those procedures.

MetaMed: Evidence-Based Healthcare

Jaan is also the CTO, I'm not sure if that's on the website.

Rationality Quotes January 2013

If you're commited to rationality, then you're putting your belief system at risk every day. Any day you might acquire more information and be forced to change you belief system, and it could be very unpleasant and be very disturbing.

--Michael Huemer

Social status hacks from The Improv Wiki

Are you of the opinion that people on this site, in their daily lives, are erring on the side of implementing too many high status moves? Or that the people you met in SF while at the mega-camp were doing this stuff too much (Michael Vassar and Eliezer aside)? I agree that the optimum isn't either extreme, I think the nudging should be towards high status behavior.

And does anything in the original post endorse the high status behaviors over the low status ones?

The self-fooling problem.

Tell the person in both states that if he finds the coin an arbitrary dog is going to die and the subject will receive $100. Then just before the subject starts to hide the coin, show the a cute puppy to them. The subject will try to hide the coin very well, and then later, without the memory of the cute puppy, will try to find the coin. Incentives should work out, adjust the animal(child?) and dollar amount to suit the subject.

Should I play World of Warcraft?

When I would explain wanting vs liking vs approving Sex was my go to example for an activity that fits all three.

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