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Gen­er­al­iz­ing From One Example

Scott Alexander
28 Apr 2009 22:00 UTC
279 points
412 comments6 min readLW link

Rea­son as memetic im­mune disorder

PhilGoetz
19 Sep 2009 21:05 UTC
238 points
173 comments5 min readLW link

What Do We Mean By “Ra­tion­al­ity”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
16 Mar 2009 22:33 UTC
189 points
2 comments6 min readLW link

The Least Con­ve­nient Pos­si­ble World

Scott Alexander
14 Mar 2009 2:11 UTC
185 points
199 comments5 min readLW link

Dy­ing Outside

HalFinney
5 Oct 2009 2:45 UTC
183 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

Cached Selves

AnnaSalamon
22 Mar 2009 19:34 UTC
179 points
79 comments7 min readLW link

The Apol­o­gist and the Revolutionary

Scott Alexander
11 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
176 points
96 comments5 min readLW link

Ex­treme Ra­tion­al­ity: It’s Not That Great

Scott Alexander
9 Apr 2009 2:44 UTC
160 points
275 comments8 min readLW link

Why Our Kind Can’t Cooperate

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Mar 2009 8:37 UTC
151 points
200 comments9 min readLW link

Eliezer Yud­kowsky Facts

steven0461
22 Mar 2009 20:17 UTC
140 points
291 comments1 min readLW link

A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander
13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
136 points
285 comments7 min readLW link

Rais­ing the San­ity Waterline

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
127 points
228 comments3 min readLW link

Ra­tional Me or We?

RobinHanson
17 Mar 2009 13:39 UTC
125 points
156 comments1 min readLW link

Do­ing your good deed for the day

Scott Alexander
27 Oct 2009 0:45 UTC
122 points
55 comments3 min readLW link

Talk­ing Snakes: A Cau­tion­ary Tale

Scott Alexander
13 Mar 2009 1:41 UTC
118 points
229 comments3 min readLW link

Well-Kept Gar­dens Die By Pacifism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Apr 2009 2:44 UTC
118 points
316 comments5 min readLW link

Defense Against The Dark Arts: Case Study #1

Scott Alexander
28 Mar 2009 2:31 UTC
115 points
53 comments6 min readLW link

Be­ware Triv­ial Inconveniences

Scott Alexander
6 May 2009 22:04 UTC
114 points
111 comments4 min readLW link

How to Not Lose an Argument

Scott Alexander
19 Mar 2009 1:07 UTC
112 points
414 comments6 min readLW link

Money: The Unit of Caring

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Mar 2009 12:35 UTC
110 points
130 comments4 min readLW link

You Are A Brain

Liron
9 May 2009 21:53 UTC
110 points
79 comments1 min readLW link

When Truth Isn’t Enough

Scott Alexander
22 Mar 2009 20:23 UTC
107 points
57 comments3 min readLW link

Fi­nal Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Apr 2009 21:12 UTC
102 points
58 comments9 min readLW link

Be­ware of Other-Optimizing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
10 Apr 2009 1:58 UTC
98 points
118 comments5 min readLW link

The Na­ture of Offense

Wei_Dai
23 Jul 2009 11:15 UTC
97 points
179 comments3 min readLW link

Don’t Re­vere The Bearer Of Good Info

CarlShulman
21 Mar 2009 23:22 UTC
95 points
72 comments3 min readLW link

Si­mul­ta­neously Right and Wrong

Scott Alexander
7 Mar 2009 22:55 UTC
94 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

The Sword of Good

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Sep 2009 0:53 UTC
93 points
300 comments2 min readLW link

Athe­ism = Un­the­ism + Antitheism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Jul 2009 2:19 UTC
90 points
179 comments4 min readLW link

Thomas C. Schel­ling’s “Strat­egy of Con­flict”

cousin_it
28 Jul 2009 16:08 UTC
90 points
154 comments2 min readLW link

Pur­chase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Apr 2009 9:51 UTC
88 points
86 comments4 min readLW link

Shut Up And Guess

Scott Alexander
21 Jul 2009 4:04 UTC
88 points
109 comments5 min readLW link

The Strangest Thing An AI Could Tell You

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 Jul 2009 2:27 UTC
84 points
595 comments2 min readLW link

Ex­pe­ri­en­tial Pica

Alicorn
16 Aug 2009 21:23 UTC
83 points
113 comments3 min readLW link

The Trou­ble With “Good”

Scott Alexander
17 Apr 2009 2:07 UTC
83 points
137 comments6 min readLW link

That other kind of status

Scott Alexander
29 Dec 2009 2:45 UTC
78 points
112 comments4 min readLW link

The Hero With A Thou­sand Chances

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Jul 2009 4:25 UTC
76 points
167 comments9 min readLW link

The Power of Pos­i­tivist Thinking

Scott Alexander
21 Mar 2009 20:55 UTC
76 points
55 comments9 min readLW link

The Mys­tery of the Haunted Rationalist

Scott Alexander
8 Mar 2009 20:39 UTC
75 points
68 comments3 min readLW link

Never Leave Your Room

Scott Alexander
18 Mar 2009 0:30 UTC
71 points
65 comments3 min readLW link

Let them eat cake: In­ter­per­sonal Prob­lems vs Tasks

HughRistik
7 Oct 2009 16:35 UTC
70 points
575 comments4 min readLW link

Out­side Anal­y­sis and Blind Spots

orthonormal
21 Jul 2009 1:00 UTC
69 points
34 comments5 min readLW link

A Sense That More Is Possible

Eliezer Yudkowsky
13 Mar 2009 1:15 UTC
68 points
217 comments4 min readLW link

Miss­ing the Trees for the Forest

Scott Alexander
22 Jul 2009 3:23 UTC
68 points
159 comments7 min readLW link

Sup­port That Sounds Like Dissent

jimrandomh
20 Mar 2009 22:28 UTC
68 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Of Ex­clu­sion­ary Speech and Gen­der Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
21 Jul 2009 7:22 UTC
67 points
669 comments5 min readLW link

In­stru­men­tal vs. Epistemic—A Bardic Perspective

MBlume
25 Apr 2009 7:41 UTC
66 points
186 comments3 min readLW link

Para­psy­chol­ogy: the con­trol group for science

AllanCrossman
5 Dec 2009 22:50 UTC
66 points
188 comments2 min readLW link

Value is Fragile

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Jan 2009 8:46 UTC
65 points
96 comments6 min readLW link

Epistemic Viciousness

Eliezer Yudkowsky
13 Mar 2009 23:33 UTC
65 points
92 comments3 min readLW link