Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

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

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

lukeprog16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
484 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
472 points
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Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

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

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
393 points
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Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

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

PhilGoetz19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
357 points
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Pain is not the unit of Effort

alkjash24 Nov 2020 20:00 UTC
337 points
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Bets, Bonds, and Kindergarteners

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

HoldenKarnofsky11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
325 points
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Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

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

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

Scott Alexander27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
293 points
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Dy­ing Outside

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

eukaryote3 May 2021 3:47 UTC
289 points
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In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
285 points
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Covid 12/​24: We’re F***ed, It’s Over

Zvi24 Dec 2020 15:10 UTC
280 points
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Ta­boo “Out­side View”

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

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

Scott Alexander4 Jul 2011 22:26 UTC
276 points
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100 Tips for a Bet­ter Life

Ideopunk22 Dec 2020 14:30 UTC
275 points
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To listen well, get curious

benkuhn13 Dec 2020 0:20 UTC
265 points
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How To Write Quickly While Main­tain­ing Epistemic Rigor

johnswentworth28 Aug 2021 17:52 UTC
262 points
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Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
261 points
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At­ten­tion con­trol is crit­i­cal for chang­ing/​in­creas­ing/​al­ter­ing motivation

kalla72411 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
261 points
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Work­ing hurts less than pro­cras­ti­nat­ing, we fear the twinge of starting

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

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
258 points
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LessWrong is pro­vid­ing feed­back and proofread­ing on drafts as a service

Ruby7 Sep 2021 1:33 UTC
257 points
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What failure looks like

paulfchristiano17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
256 points
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The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
255 points
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Great minds might not think alike

UnexpectedValues26 Dec 2020 19:51 UTC
254 points
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In­dus­trial literacy

jasoncrawford30 Sep 2020 16:39 UTC
253 points
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Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
242 points
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What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
240 points
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Be­ing the (Pareto) Best in the World

johnswentworth24 Jun 2019 18:36 UTC
240 points
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Real­ity-Re­veal­ing and Real­ity-Mask­ing Puzzles

AnnaSalamon16 Jan 2020 16:15 UTC
240 points
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Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
239 points
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Are we in an AI over­hang?

Andy Jones27 Jul 2020 12:48 UTC
239 points
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That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
238 points
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Is Suc­cess the Enemy of Free­dom? (Full)

alkjash26 Oct 2020 20:25 UTC
238 points
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Poli­tics is way too meta

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

StyleOfDog1 May 2021 5:16 UTC
236 points
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Deep­Mind: Gen­er­ally ca­pa­ble agents emerge from open-ended play

Daniel Kokotajlo27 Jul 2021 14:19 UTC
236 points
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(deepmind.com)

What 2026 looks like (Daniel’s Me­dian Fu­ture)

Daniel Kokotajlo6 Aug 2021 16:14 UTC
236 points
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Wel­come to LessWrong!

14 Jun 2019 19:42 UTC
235 points
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RadVac Com­mer­cial An­ti­body Test Results

johnswentworth26 Feb 2021 18:04 UTC
234 points
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Embed­ded In­ter­ac­tive Pre­dic­tions on LessWrong

Amandango20 Nov 2020 18:35 UTC
233 points
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A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
231 points
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