Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
536 points
237 comments10 min readLW link

Mak­ing Vaccine

johnswentworth3 Feb 2021 20:24 UTC
517 points
246 comments6 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
457 points
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Preface

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
456 points
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The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
445 points
376 comments7 min readLW link

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
431 points
204 comments6 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
389 points
353 comments9 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
360 points
413 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
351 points
177 comments5 min readLW link

Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
326 points
70 comments5 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

jefftk3 Jan 2021 21:20 UTC
326 points
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Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
324 points
1,287 comments29 min readLW link

Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
310 points
274 comments4 min readLW link

Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
292 points
162 comments11 min readLW link

The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
289 points
1,755 comments7 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
287 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
287 points
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(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
284 points
139 comments31 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Ta­boo “Out­side View”

Daniel Kokotajlo17 Jun 2021 9:36 UTC
280 points
23 comments8 min readLW link

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
274 points
360 comments8 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
274 points
155 comments3 min readLW link

The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
273 points
162 comments4 min readLW link

100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
264 points
116 comments9 min readLW link

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

kalla72411 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
261 points
99 comments7 min readLW link

To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
261 points
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Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
254 points
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Great minds might not think alike

UnexpectedValues26 Dec 2020 19:51 UTC
253 points
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(ericneyman.wordpress.com)

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
253 points
32 comments15 min readLW link

The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
252 points
41 comments14 min readLW link5 nominations4 reviews

Work­ing hurts less than pro­cras­ti­nat­ing, we fear the twinge of starting

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
251 points
147 comments3 min readLW link

In­dus­trial literacy

jasoncrawford30 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
251 points
127 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
245 points
48 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
242 points
101 comments7 min readLW link

Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
239 points
57 comments13 min readLW link

Are we in an AI over­hang?

Andy Jones27 Jul 2020 12:48 UTC
238 points
94 comments4 min readLW link

Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

alkjash26 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
237 points
64 comments9 min readLW link
(radimentary.wordpress.com)

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
236 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
235 points
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Poli­tics is way too meta

Rob Bensinger17 Mar 2021 7:04 UTC
235 points
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Your Dog is Even Smarter Than You Think

StyleOfDog1 May 2021 5:16 UTC
235 points
99 comments9 min readLW link

Embed­ded In­ter­ac­tive Pre­dic­tions on LessWrong

Amandango20 Nov 2020 18:35 UTC
232 points
82 comments2 min readLW link

RadVac Com­mer­cial An­ti­body Test Results

johnswentworth26 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
230 points
29 comments3 min readLW link

A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
229 points
102 comments5 min readLW link

The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

Scott Alexander14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
228 points
200 comments5 min readLW link

Wel­come to LessWrong!

14 Jun 2019 19:42 UTC
228 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Seven Years of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast4 Mar 2021 2:42 UTC
228 points
37 comments34 min readLW link

Ex­pect­ing Short In­fer­en­tial Distances

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Oct 2007 23:42 UTC
226 points
106 comments3 min readLW link

Anti-so­cial Punishment

Martin Sustrik27 Sep 2018 7:08 UTC
226 points
64 comments6 min readLW link

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

Kaj_Sotala8 Oct 2019 19:11 UTC
225 points
32 comments21 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

Heads I Win, Tails?—Never Heard of Her; Or, Selec­tive Re­port­ing and the Tragedy of the Green Rationalists

Zack_M_Davis24 Sep 2019 4:12 UTC
224 points
37 comments8 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews