Mak­ing Beliefs Pay Rent (in An­ti­ci­pated Ex­pe­riences)

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Jul 2007 22:59 UTC
283 points
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Ex­pect­ing Short In­fer­en­tial Distances

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Oct 2007 23:42 UTC
263 points
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Reli­gion’s Claim to be Non-Disprovable

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Aug 2007 3:21 UTC
248 points
327 comments4 min readLW link

Tsuyoku Nar­i­tai! (I Want To Be­come Stronger)

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Mar 2007 17:49 UTC
233 points
82 comments3 min readLW link

9/​26 is Petrov Day

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Sep 2007 16:14 UTC
227 points
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Feel­ing Rational

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Apr 2007 4:48 UTC
225 points
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Ap­plause Lights

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Sep 2007 18:31 UTC
219 points
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Guess­ing the Teacher’s Password

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Aug 2007 3:40 UTC
211 points
96 comments4 min readLW link

Policy De­bates Should Not Ap­pear One-Sided

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 Mar 2007 18:53 UTC
211 points
185 comments4 min readLW link

Scope Insensitivity

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2007 2:53 UTC
206 points
59 comments2 min readLW link

Poli­tics is the Mind-Killer

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Feb 2007 21:23 UTC
200 points
234 comments2 min readLW link

Hind­sight De­val­ues Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Aug 2007 19:39 UTC
184 points
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Con­ser­va­tion of Ex­pected Evidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Aug 2007 15:55 UTC
180 points
80 comments2 min readLW link

Mys­te­ri­ous An­swers to Mys­te­ri­ous Questions

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Aug 2007 22:27 UTC
169 points
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Thou Art Godshatter

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Nov 2007 19:38 UTC
166 points
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Are Your Ene­mies In­nately Evil?

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Jun 2007 21:13 UTC
164 points
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Bur­den­some Details

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Sep 2007 23:46 UTC
163 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Your Strength as a Rationalist

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Aug 2007 0:21 UTC
159 points
121 comments2 min readLW link

Univer­sal Fire

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Apr 2007 21:15 UTC
158 points
43 comments3 min readLW link

Know­ing About Bi­ases Can Hurt People

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Apr 2007 18:01 UTC
157 points
82 comments2 min readLW link

An Alien God

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Nov 2007 6:57 UTC
154 points
164 comments8 min readLW link

Belief in Belief

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jul 2007 17:49 UTC
142 points
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Eva­po­ra­tive Cool­ing of Group Beliefs

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Dec 2007 23:08 UTC
137 points
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Truly Part Of You

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Nov 2007 2:18 UTC
137 points
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Cached Thoughts

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Oct 2007 23:46 UTC
136 points
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Lost Purposes

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Nov 2007 9:01 UTC
135 points
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The Lens That Sees Its Flaws

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Sep 2007 0:10 UTC
134 points
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Fake Explanations

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Aug 2007 21:13 UTC
134 points
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Two More Things to Un­learn from School

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jul 2007 17:45 UTC
133 points
157 comments2 min readLW link

Illu­sion of Trans­parency: Why No One Un­der­stands You

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Oct 2007 23:49 UTC
132 points
51 comments3 min readLW link

Plan­ning Fallacy

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Sep 2007 7:06 UTC
131 points
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Re­v­ersed Stu­pidity Is Not Intelligence

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Dec 2007 22:14 UTC
131 points
115 comments3 min readLW link

The Hid­den Com­plex­ity of Wishes

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Nov 2007 0:12 UTC
130 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

Science as Attire

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Aug 2007 5:10 UTC
127 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

Mak­ing His­tory Available

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Aug 2007 19:52 UTC
127 points
83 comments3 min readLW link

How to Con­vince Me That 2 + 2 = 3

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Sep 2007 23:00 UTC
125 points
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Origi­nal Seeing

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Oct 2007 4:38 UTC
125 points
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The Im­por­tance of Say­ing “Oops”

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Aug 2007 3:17 UTC
124 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

Your Ra­tion­al­ity is My Business

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Apr 2007 7:31 UTC
124 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

What is Ev­i­dence?

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Sep 2007 6:43 UTC
123 points
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Ein­stein’s Arrogance

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Sep 2007 1:29 UTC
119 points
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The Third Alternative

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 May 2007 23:47 UTC
119 points
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Se­man­tic Stopsigns

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Aug 2007 19:29 UTC
118 points
110 comments3 min readLW link

Out­side the Laboratory

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2007 3:46 UTC
117 points
351 comments7 min readLW link

The Bot­tom Line

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Sep 2007 17:47 UTC
115 points
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Adap­ta­tion-Ex­e­cuters, not Fit­ness-Maximizers

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Nov 2007 6:39 UTC
114 points
33 comments3 min readLW link

Ab­sence of Ev­i­dence Is Ev­i­dence of Absence

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Aug 2007 20:34 UTC
112 points
112 comments3 min readLW link

Two Cult Koans

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Dec 2007 5:45 UTC
112 points
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Just Lose Hope Already

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Feb 2007 0:39 UTC
109 points
78 comments1 min readLW link

Su­per­stim­uli and the Col­lapse of Western Civilization

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2007 18:10 UTC
108 points
88 comments4 min readLW link