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Imaginary Positions - Less Wrong
One I'd missed: Yudkowsky's post on rounding to the "nearest cliche".
cliche  nearest  eliezer-yudkowsky  rationality 
december 2014 by pw201
Eliezer Yudkowsky offers odds of 99 to 1 against faster than light information propagation
"I'll take bets at 99-to-1 odds against any information propagating faster than c... I will not accept more than $20,000 total of such bets." Yudkowsky taking that xkcd cartoon literally.
physics  eliezer-yudkowsky  light  ftl  neutrino  cern 
october 2011 by pw201
LessWrong - RationalWiki
What's wrong with Less Wrong, from RationalWiki. I didn't know about the Roko stuff, for example, which seems pretty bizarre. Always useful to see criticism to counteract my fanboy tendencies.
lesswrong  eliezer-yudkowsky  rationality  bayesian  bayes  artificial-intelligence  ai 
january 2011 by pw201
Less Wrong: Undiscriminating Skepticism
"Since it can be cheap and easy to attack everything your tribe doesn't believe, you shouldn't trust the rationality of just anyone who slams astrology and creationism; these beliefs aren't just false, they're also non-tribal among educated audiences. Test what happens when a "skeptic" argues for a non-tribal belief, or argues against a tribal belief, before you decide they're good general rationalists."
culture  rationality  scepticism  eliezer-yudkowsky 
march 2010 by pw201
Overcoming Bias as it Suits Us
When Eliezer met the feminists: an old thread on mswyrr's LJ which got started when Robin Hanson wondered why the Overcoming Bias community was so male. It's an interesting precursor to the Pickup Artist debates over on Less Wrong.
feminism  cognitive-bias  overcoming-bias  eliezer-yudkowsky  robin-hanson 
october 2009 by pw201

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