I too am a member of the Ohio Less Wrong group. I was quite surprised to see this topic come up in Discussion, but I approve wholeheartedly.
My thoughts on the subject are leaning heavily towards the current equivalent of an 'elevator pitch' we have already: the Welcome to Less Wrong piece on the [...(read more)
Ok, I read through the Wikipedia entry, and yes. It has proven to be very helpful. Thanks.
At the Ohio meetup I speculated that marijuana may be useful for getting a higher score on creativity tests such as
[Guilford’s Alternative Uses Task](http://www.indiana.edu/~bobweb/Handout/d1.uses.htm).
I have not tested this idea, just speculated about it. For all I know, the experiment has been...(read more)
Thinkbest is an evil cybernetics corporation from D20 Modern's Cyberscape sourcebook.
How about 'The Decision Tree'?
Upvoted for bringing up the intelligence community's viewpoint on trust. I would say we could find some very interesting research on trust from that area. I think that because the intelligence community seems to be adversarial to a large degree. The problem of the double agent or mole, for example, ...(read more)
>I hate breaking my routine. It makes me anxious, and I have to spend more energy motivating myself, and in general it’s hard. I tend to only depart from that routine when forced.
One of the most important things I consider myself to have **ever** done is break out of my routine. It is scarring in...(read more)
Would you consider yourself naturally rational, shminux? I am curious where you stand on the nature vs. nurture divide, particularly regarding rationality.
I think this would be great. I don't live in Columbus anymore, I live in Springfield, so Brookville is very close to me. I could show up very regularly!
Feynman is a good one to try to imitate. Sagan seems like a good choice as well.