Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

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

Scott Alexander28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
380 points
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Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
315 points
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The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

Scott Alexander14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
259 points
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What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
252 points
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Why Our Kind Can’t Cooperate

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Mar 2009 8:37 UTC
243 points
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Ex­treme Ra­tion­al­ity: It’s Not That Great

Scott Alexander9 Apr 2009 2:44 UTC
223 points
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The Apol­o­gist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
223 points
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Rais­ing the San­ity Waterline

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
213 points
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Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
201 points
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Eliezer Yud­kowsky Facts

steven046122 Mar 2009 20:17 UTC
200 points
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Be­ware Triv­ial Inconveniences

Scott Alexander6 May 2009 22:04 UTC
193 points
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Well-Kept Gar­dens Die By Pacifism

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Apr 2009 2:44 UTC
191 points
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Money: The Unit of Caring

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Mar 2009 12:35 UTC
186 points
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A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
172 points
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Talk­ing Snakes: A Cau­tion­ary Tale

Scott Alexander13 Mar 2009 1:41 UTC
169 points
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Pur­chase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2009 9:51 UTC
166 points
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Fi­nal Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Apr 2009 21:12 UTC
160 points
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Ra­tional Me or We?

RobinHanson17 Mar 2009 13:39 UTC
157 points
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How to Not Lose an Argument

Scott Alexander19 Mar 2009 1:07 UTC
154 points
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Do­ing your good deed for the day

Scott Alexander27 Oct 2009 0:45 UTC
152 points
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Be­ware of Other-Optimizing

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Apr 2009 1:58 UTC
149 points
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Defense Against The Dark Arts: Case Study #1

Scott Alexander28 Mar 2009 2:31 UTC
134 points
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Thomas C. Schel­ling’s “Strat­egy of Con­flict”

cousin_it28 Jul 2009 16:08 UTC
134 points
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When Truth Isn’t Enough

Scott Alexander22 Mar 2009 20:23 UTC
130 points
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Athe­ism = Un­the­ism + Antitheism

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jul 2009 2:19 UTC
130 points
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You Are A Brain

Liron9 May 2009 21:53 UTC
130 points
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The Hero With A Thou­sand Chances

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Jul 2009 4:25 UTC
129 points
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Value is Fragile

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jan 2009 8:46 UTC
129 points
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The Na­ture of Offense

Wei_Dai23 Jul 2009 11:15 UTC
127 points
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The Sword of Good

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 Sep 2009 0:53 UTC
127 points
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Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Pica

Alicorn16 Aug 2009 21:23 UTC
122 points
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A Sense That More Is Possible

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2009 1:15 UTC
122 points
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Don’t Re­vere The Bearer Of Good Info

CarlShulman21 Mar 2009 23:22 UTC
121 points
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Shut Up And Guess

Scott Alexander21 Jul 2009 4:04 UTC
120 points
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Tol­er­ate Tolerance

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Mar 2009 7:34 UTC
111 points
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Pre­tend­ing to be Wise

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Feb 2009 22:30 UTC
110 points
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No, Really, I’ve De­ceived Myself

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Mar 2009 23:29 UTC
110 points
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The Strangest Thing An AI Could Tell You

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Jul 2009 2:27 UTC
109 points
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Si­mul­ta­neously Right and Wrong

Scott Alexander7 Mar 2009 22:55 UTC
108 points
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That other kind of status

Scott Alexander29 Dec 2009 2:45 UTC
106 points
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Se­ri­ous Stories

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Jan 2009 23:49 UTC
98 points
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The Trou­ble With “Good”

Scott Alexander17 Apr 2009 2:07 UTC
97 points
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Epistemic Viciousness

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2009 23:33 UTC
97 points
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“Stuck In The Mid­dle With Bruce”

CronoDAS9 Apr 2009 0:24 UTC
94 points
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A Master-Slave Model of Hu­man Preferences

Wei_Dai29 Dec 2009 1:02 UTC
94 points
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Priv­ileg­ing the Hypothesis

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Sep 2009 0:40 UTC
93 points
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Why Real Men Wear Pink

Scott Alexander6 Aug 2009 7:39 UTC
93 points
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The Mys­tery of the Haunted Rationalist

Scott Alexander8 Mar 2009 20:39 UTC
92 points
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Failed Utopia #4-2

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2009 11:04 UTC
91 points
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