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Teaching a short class on Bayes' Theorem?

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Ideas for heuristics and biases research topic?

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Judgment Under Uncertainty summaries, Part 1: Representativeness

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Background material for reading Judgment Under Uncertainty?

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Calculus textbook recommendation?

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Link: "When Science Goes Psychic"

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Meta: Cleaning the front page

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The Truth about Scotsmen, or: Dissolving Fallacies

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Recent Comments

Okay. I'm not going to post my writeup since it's a little outdated — close to two years old now — and contains a lot of info irrelevant to this discussion, but the gist:

I tried out piracetam very actively (using it frequently, varying a lot of things, and closely noting the effects) for about two...(read more)

Is this talking about me (SL), or is there some other person of our acquaintance who's written up an experience with piracetam? I can chime in with my experiences if so desired.

This particular reference is from James & Bolstein, 1992, and Eliezer gets it from Influence, Science and Practice. It's on chapter 2, page 26 in the fifth edition.

This comment is shockingly insightful and I would like to thank you for it.

What is the aim of philosophy? To be clear-headed rather than confused; lucid rather than obscure; rational rather than otherwise; and to be neither more, nor less, sure of things than is justifiable by argument or evidence. That is worth trying for.

Geoffrey Warnock

Education helps close the gap between what man believes to be the truth and truth itself.

Richard Scholz

One of the toughest things in any science... is to weed out the ideas that are really pleasing but unencumbered by truth.

Thomas Carew

A system for generating ungrounded but mostly true beliefs would be an oracle, as impossible as a perpetual motion machine.

(McKay & Dennett 2009)

Man’s most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.

Euripides, Helen

Ah, I think you misunderstood me (on reflection, I wasn't very clear) — I'm doing an experiment, not a research project in the sense of looking over the existing literature.

(For the record, I decided on conducting something along the lines of the studies mentioned in [this](http://lesswrong.com/l...(read more)