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Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander
20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
339 points
230 comments10 min readLW link

Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander
30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
280 points
352 comments9 min readLW link

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
186 points
355 comments8 min readLW link

Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon
8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
185 points
270 comments4 min readLW link

Ugh fields

Roko
12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
171 points
73 comments3 min readLW link

Con­fi­dence lev­els in­side and out­side an argument

Scott Alexander
16 Dec 2010 3:06 UTC
143 points
190 comments6 min readLW link

Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander
24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
141 points
323 comments6 min readLW link

Bayes’ The­o­rem Illus­trated (My Way)

komponisto
3 Jun 2010 4:40 UTC
136 points
195 comments9 min readLW link

Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn
8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
129 points
153 comments6 min readLW link

Are wire­heads happy?

Scott Alexander
1 Jan 2010 16:41 UTC
122 points
104 comments5 min readLW link

The AI in a box boxes you

Stuart_Armstrong
2 Feb 2010 10:10 UTC
120 points
390 comments1 min readLW link

Self-Im­prove­ment or Shiny Dis­trac­tion: Why Less Wrong is anti-In­stru­men­tal Rationality

patrissimo
14 Sep 2010 16:17 UTC
114 points
259 comments16 min readLW link

Seven Shiny Stories

Alicorn
1 Jun 2010 0:43 UTC
110 points
34 comments7 min readLW link

Yes, a blog.

Academian
19 Nov 2010 1:53 UTC
109 points
108 comments4 min readLW link

Self-fulfilling correlations

PhilGoetz
26 Aug 2010 21:07 UTC
108 points
50 comments3 min readLW link

The Psy­cholog­i­cal Diver­sity of Mankind

Kaj_Sotala
9 May 2010 5:53 UTC
103 points
162 comments7 min readLW link

The scourge of per­verse-mindedness

simplicio
21 Mar 2010 7:08 UTC
101 points
256 comments5 min readLW link

Defect­ing by Ac­ci­dent—A Flaw Com­mon to An­a­lyt­i­cal People

lionhearted
1 Dec 2010 8:25 UTC
99 points
431 comments15 min readLW link

Undis­crim­i­nat­ing Skepticism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Mar 2010 23:23 UTC
99 points
1,359 comments9 min readLW link

Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu
10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
99 points
106 comments20 min readLW link

Too busy to think about life

Academian
22 Apr 2010 15:14 UTC
98 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

Even if you have a nail, not all ham­mers are the same

PhilGoetz
29 Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
97 points
126 comments6 min readLW link

If a tree falls on Sleep­ing Beauty...

ata
12 Nov 2010 1:14 UTC
96 points
27 comments8 min readLW link

Break your habits: be more empirical

Academian
2 Oct 2010 21:04 UTC
95 points
31 comments2 min readLW link

Memetic Hazards in Videogames

jimrandomh
10 Sep 2010 2:22 UTC
92 points
160 comments3 min readLW link

Have no heroes, and no villains

PhilGoetz
7 Nov 2010 21:15 UTC
91 points
73 comments1 min readLW link

A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn
5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
87 points
197 comments3 min readLW link

What I’ve learned from Less Wrong

Louie
20 Nov 2010 12:47 UTC
84 points
235 comments3 min readLW link

Some­thing’s Wrong

[deleted]
5 Sep 2010 18:08 UTC
84 points
163 comments2 min readLW link

What is Bayesi­anism?

Kaj_Sotala
26 Feb 2010 7:43 UTC
83 points
217 comments4 min readLW link

A sur­vey of anti-cry­on­ics writ­ing

Paul Crowley
7 Feb 2010 23:26 UTC
83 points
325 comments7 min readLW link

The Im­por­tance of Good­hart’s Law

blogospheroid
13 Mar 2010 8:19 UTC
82 points
123 comments3 min readLW link

Mak­ing your ex­plicit rea­son­ing trust­wor­thy

AnnaSalamon
29 Oct 2010 0:00 UTC
82 points
95 comments6 min readLW link

Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion in epistemic and in­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity

AnnaSalamon
17 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
79 points
123 comments6 min readLW link

Epistemic Luck

Alicorn
8 Feb 2010 0:02 UTC
76 points
133 comments3 min readLW link

Ask and Guess

[deleted]
1 Dec 2010 17:54 UTC
76 points
66 comments2 min readLW link

How to Save the World

Louie
1 Dec 2010 17:17 UTC
75 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

The math­e­mat­i­cal uni­verse: the map that is the territory

ata
26 Mar 2010 9:26 UTC
75 points
122 comments11 min readLW link

“Nahh, that wouldn’t work”

lionhearted
28 Nov 2010 21:32 UTC
74 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

Un­der­stand­ing your understanding

SilasBarta
22 Mar 2010 22:33 UTC
73 points
78 comments3 min readLW link

More art, less stink: Tak­ing the PU out of PUA

XFrequentist
10 Sep 2010 0:25 UTC
73 points
636 comments3 min readLW link

Im­prov­ing The Akra­sia Hypothesis

pjeby
26 Feb 2010 20:45 UTC
73 points
70 comments9 min readLW link

Shut Up and Divide?

Wei_Dai
9 Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
72 points
274 comments1 min readLW link

Log­i­cal Rudeness

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Jan 2010 6:48 UTC
71 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

Your in­tu­itions are not magic

Kaj_Sotala
10 Jun 2010 0:11 UTC
70 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Tips and Tricks for An­swer­ing Hard Questions

Wei_Dai
17 Jan 2010 23:56 UTC
69 points
55 comments2 min readLW link

Liv­ing Luminously

Alicorn
17 Mar 2010 1:17 UTC
68 points
28 comments3 min readLW link

The Affect Heuris­tic, Sen­ti­ment, and Art

[deleted]
13 Sep 2010 23:05 UTC
68 points
58 comments3 min readLW link

Nor­mal Cryonics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
19 Jan 2010 19:08 UTC
67 points
963 comments4 min readLW link

That Mag­i­cal Click

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Jan 2010 16:35 UTC
66 points
415 comments5 min readLW link