Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
634 points
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Mak­ing Vaccine

johnswentworth3 Feb 2021 20:24 UTC
552 points
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The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
545 points
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Preface

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Mar 2015 19:00 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ism be­fore the Sequences

Eric Raymond30 Mar 2021 14:04 UTC
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What an ac­tu­ally pes­simistic con­tain­ment strat­egy looks like

lc5 Apr 2022 0:19 UTC
494 points
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Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
481 points
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Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
424 points
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Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
408 points
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Counter-the­ses on Sleep

Natália Mendonça21 Mar 2022 23:21 UTC
386 points
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Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
385 points
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Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
380 points
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It Looks Like You’re Try­ing To Take Over The World

gwern9 Mar 2022 16:35 UTC
366 points
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100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
364 points
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Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

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

AnnaSalamon8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
349 points
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Anti-Aging: State of the Art

JackH31 Dec 2020 19:07 UTC
339 points
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The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
331 points
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Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
326 points
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Dis­cus­sion with Eliezer Yud­kowsky on AGI interventions

11 Nov 2021 3:01 UTC
325 points
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What 2026 looks like

Daniel Kokotajlo6 Aug 2021 16:14 UTC
322 points
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How To Write Quickly While Main­tain­ing Epistemic Rigor

johnswentworth28 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
317 points
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Reflec­tions on six months of fatherhood

jasoncrawford31 Jan 2022 5:28 UTC
316 points
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What DALL-E 2 can and can­not do

Swimmer9631 May 2022 23:51 UTC
316 points
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Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
313 points
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In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
313 points
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Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
312 points
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To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
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MIRI an­nounces new “Death With Dig­nity” strategy

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Apr 2022 0:43 UTC
309 points
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There’s no such thing as a tree (phy­lo­ge­net­i­cally)

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

Daniel Kokotajlo17 Jun 2021 9:36 UTC
300 points
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The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
295 points
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The Blue-Min­i­miz­ing Robot

Scott Alexander4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
295 points
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How To Get Into In­de­pen­dent Re­search On Align­ment/​Agency

johnswentworth19 Nov 2021 0:00 UTC
294 points
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Ac­count­ing For Col­lege Costs

johnswentworth1 Apr 2022 17:28 UTC
294 points
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Lies Told To Children

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2022 11:25 UTC
291 points
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Fea­ture Selection

Zack_M_Davis1 Nov 2021 0:22 UTC
289 points
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Work­ing hurts less than pro­cras­ti­nat­ing, we fear the twinge of starting

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jan 2011 0:15 UTC
288 points
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Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
283 points
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That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
282 points
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What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
282 points
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Wel­come to LessWrong!

14 Jun 2019 19:42 UTC
281 points
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LessWrong is pro­vid­ing feed­back and proofread­ing on drafts as a service

Ruby7 Sep 2021 1:33 UTC
281 points
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Be­ing the (Pareto) Best in the World

johnswentworth24 Jun 2019 18:36 UTC
280 points
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Epistemic Legibility

Elizabeth9 Feb 2022 18:10 UTC
280 points
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An Un­ex­pected Vic­tory: Con­tainer Stack­ing at the Port of Long Beach

Zvi28 Oct 2021 14:40 UTC
278 points
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Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
276 points
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Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
276 points
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In­dus­trial literacy

jasoncrawford30 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
275 points
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(rootsofprogress.org)

The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
274 points
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