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Mak­ing Vaccine

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The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
519 points
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Preface

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Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

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477 points
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Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

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457 points
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Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

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Pain is not the unit of Effort

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Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
369 points
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Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
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Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

jefftk3 Jan 2021 21:20 UTC
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Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
328 points
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Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

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325 points
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Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
323 points
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Dis­cus­sion with Eliezer Yud­kowsky on AGI interventions

11 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
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The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
316 points
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100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

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316 points
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In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
299 points
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Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
298 points
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There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
293 points
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Ta­boo “Out­side View”

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290 points
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The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
289 points
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How To Write Quickly While Main­tain­ing Epistemic Rigor

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289 points
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What 2026 looks like

Daniel Kokotajlo6 Aug 2021 16:14 UTC
284 points
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To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
280 points
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Work­ing hurts less than pro­cras­ti­nat­ing, we fear the twinge of starting

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
279 points
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Fea­ture Selection

Zack_M_Davis1 Nov 2021 0:22 UTC
277 points
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The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
276 points
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Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

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Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

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275 points
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How To Get Into In­de­pen­dent Re­search On Align­ment/​Agency

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273 points
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Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
272 points
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An Un­ex­pected Vic­tory: Con­tainer Stack­ing at the Port of Long Beach

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The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

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267 points
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What failure looks like

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265 points
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Be­ing the (Pareto) Best in the World

johnswentworth24 Jun 2019 18:36 UTC
264 points
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Self-In­tegrity and the Drown­ing Child

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264 points
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At­ten­tion con­trol is crit­i­cal for chang­ing/​in­creas­ing/​al­ter­ing motivation

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263 points
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In­dus­trial literacy

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263 points
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LessWrong is pro­vid­ing feed­back and proofread­ing on drafts as a service

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Great minds might not think alike

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261 points
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Omicron Var­i­ant Post #1: We’re F***ed, It’s Never Over

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261 points
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Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
257 points
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Wel­come to LessWrong!

14 Jun 2019 19:42 UTC
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“PR” is cor­ro­sive; “rep­u­ta­tion” is not.

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254 points
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Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

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249 points
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That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
247 points
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What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
247 points
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Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
246 points
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The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

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245 points
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