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That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky
22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
133 points
164 comments10 min readLW link

The Fal­lacy of Gray

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 Jan 2008 6:24 UTC
124 points
78 comments5 min readLW link

Mun­dane Magic

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Oct 2008 16:00 UTC
116 points
94 comments3 min readLW link

How An Al­gorithm Feels From Inside

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Feb 2008 2:35 UTC
111 points
79 comments4 min readLW link

Beyond the Reach of God

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Oct 2008 15:42 UTC
104 points
277 comments11 min readLW link

37 Ways That Words Can Be Wrong

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Mar 2008 5:09 UTC
94 points
78 comments9 min readLW link

You Only Live Twice

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Dec 2008 19:14 UTC
94 points
177 comments6 min readLW link

Ta­boo Your Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 Feb 2008 22:53 UTC
90 points
129 comments3 min readLW link

Sort­ing Peb­bles Into Cor­rect Heaps

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Aug 2008 1:00 UTC
85 points
102 comments4 min readLW link

Dis­guised Queries

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Feb 2008 0:05 UTC
82 points
105 comments5 min readLW link

New­comb’s Prob­lem and Re­gret of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Jan 2008 19:36 UTC
81 points
603 comments10 min readLW link

Some­thing to Protect

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Jan 2008 17:52 UTC
81 points
76 comments6 min readLW link

Use the Try Harder, Luke

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Oct 2008 10:52 UTC
80 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

Joy in the Merely Real

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Mar 2008 6:18 UTC
78 points
42 comments2 min readLW link

Zom­bies: The Movie

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Apr 2008 5:53 UTC
76 points
77 comments3 min readLW link

Right­ing a Wrong Question

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Mar 2008 13:00 UTC
75 points
111 comments3 min readLW link

Prob­a­bil­ity is in the Mind

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Mar 2008 4:08 UTC
74 points
191 comments6 min readLW link

The Parable of the Dagger

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Feb 2008 20:53 UTC
73 points
101 comments1 min readLW link

The Se­cond Law of Ther­mo­dy­nam­ics, and Eng­ines of Cognition

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Feb 2008 0:48 UTC
71 points
65 comments9 min readLW link

If You De­mand Magic, Magic Won’t Help

Eliezer Yudkowsky
22 Mar 2008 18:10 UTC
70 points
113 comments4 min readLW link

Leave a Line of Retreat

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Feb 2008 23:57 UTC
69 points
72 comments4 min readLW link

The True Pri­soner’s Dilemma

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Sep 2008 21:34 UTC
68 points
113 comments4 min readLW link

Cri­sis of Faith

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Oct 2008 22:08 UTC
67 points
248 comments9 min readLW link

The Cluster Struc­ture of Thingspace

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Feb 2008 0:07 UTC
61 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

Is That Your True Re­jec­tion?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Dec 2008 14:26 UTC
59 points
99 comments3 min readLW link

The Gift We Give To Tomorrow

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Jul 2008 6:07 UTC
59 points
99 comments8 min readLW link

Thou Art Physics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Jun 2008 6:37 UTC
58 points
88 comments3 min readLW link

Dis­solv­ing the Question

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Mar 2008 3:17 UTC
58 points
109 comments5 min readLW link

The Beauty of Set­tled Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky
24 Mar 2008 5:30 UTC
58 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

Reductionism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2008 6:26 UTC
58 points
156 comments4 min readLW link

Com­pe­tent Elites

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Sep 2008 0:07 UTC
57 points
106 comments8 min readLW link

Try­ing to Try

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Oct 2008 8:58 UTC
57 points
56 comments3 min readLW link

If Many-Wor­lds Had Come First

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 May 2008 7:43 UTC
57 points
181 comments9 min readLW link

Ex­plain­ing vs. Ex­plain­ing Away

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Mar 2008 1:59 UTC
57 points
100 comments4 min readLW link

Where Re­cur­sive Jus­tifi­ca­tion Hits Bottom

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Jul 2008 10:16 UTC
55 points
74 comments10 min readLW link

Ends Don’t Jus­tify Means (Among Hu­mans)

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Oct 2008 21:00 UTC
55 points
89 comments4 min readLW link

Chaotic Inversion

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Nov 2008 10:57 UTC
55 points
66 comments1 min readLW link

Zom­bies! Zom­bies?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Apr 2008 9:55 UTC
54 points
149 comments22 min readLW link

Ini­ti­a­tion Ceremony

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Mar 2008 20:40 UTC
54 points
95 comments4 min readLW link

The Level Above Mine

Eliezer Yudkowsky
26 Sep 2008 9:18 UTC
54 points
391 comments4 min readLW link

Disput­ing Definitions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Feb 2008 0:15 UTC
54 points
45 comments5 min readLW link

Ar­gu­ing “By Defi­ni­tion”

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Feb 2008 23:37 UTC
53 points
39 comments4 min readLW link

But There’s Still A Chance, Right?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Jan 2008 1:56 UTC
53 points
52 comments2 min readLW link

Ab­solute Authority

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Jan 2008 3:33 UTC
51 points
73 comments7 min readLW link

Words as Hid­den Inferences

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Feb 2008 23:36 UTC
50 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

2-Place and 1-Place Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Jun 2008 7:39 UTC
50 points
36 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­is­ten­tial Angst Factory

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Jul 2008 6:55 UTC
49 points
101 comments4 min readLW link

Beau­tiful Probability

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Jan 2008 7:19 UTC
49 points
112 comments6 min readLW link

En­tropy, and Short Codes

Eliezer Yudkowsky
23 Feb 2008 3:16 UTC
49 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

Dark Side Epistemology

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Oct 2008 23:55 UTC
46 points
114 comments5 min readLW link