Eight Short Stud­ies On Excuses

Scott Alexander20 Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
790 points
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Diseased think­ing: dis­solv­ing ques­tions about disease

Scott Alexander30 May 2010 21:16 UTC
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Hu­mans are not au­to­mat­i­cally strategic

AnnaSalamon8 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
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Ugh fields

Roko12 Apr 2010 17:06 UTC
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In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
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Con­fi­dence lev­els in­side and out­side an argument

Scott Alexander16 Dec 2010 3:06 UTC
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Ureshiku Naritai

Alicorn8 Apr 2010 20:08 UTC
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Effi­cient Char­ity: Do Unto Others...

Scott Alexander24 Dec 2010 21:26 UTC
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Are wire­heads happy?

Scott Alexander1 Jan 2010 16:41 UTC
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Bayes’ The­o­rem Illus­trated (My Way)

komponisto3 Jun 2010 4:40 UTC
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The AI in a box boxes you

Stuart_Armstrong2 Feb 2010 10:10 UTC
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Your in­tu­itions are not magic

Kaj_Sotala10 Jun 2010 0:11 UTC
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Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
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Self-Im­prove­ment or Shiny Dis­trac­tion: Why Less Wrong is anti-In­stru­men­tal Rationality

patrissimo14 Sep 2010 16:17 UTC
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Self-fulfilling correlations

PhilGoetz26 Aug 2010 21:07 UTC
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Even if you have a nail, not all ham­mers are the same

PhilGoetz29 Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
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Too busy to think about life

Academian22 Apr 2010 15:14 UTC
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Break your habits: be more empirical

Academian2 Oct 2010 21:04 UTC
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Yes, a blog.

Academian19 Nov 2010 1:53 UTC
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The Psy­cholog­i­cal Diver­sity of Mankind

Kaj_Sotala9 May 2010 5:53 UTC
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Seven Shiny Stories

Alicorn1 Jun 2010 0:43 UTC
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If a tree falls on Sleep­ing Beauty...

ata12 Nov 2010 1:14 UTC
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Undis­crim­i­nat­ing Skepticism

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Mar 2010 23:23 UTC
136 points
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Memetic Hazards in Videogames

jimrandomh10 Sep 2010 2:22 UTC
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Some­thing’s Wrong

[deleted]5 Sep 2010 18:08 UTC
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Ask and Guess

[deleted]1 Dec 2010 17:54 UTC
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Have no heroes, and no villains

PhilGoetz7 Nov 2010 21:15 UTC
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The scourge of per­verse-mindedness

simplicio21 Mar 2010 7:08 UTC
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Com­part­men­tal­iza­tion in epistemic and in­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity

AnnaSalamon17 Sep 2010 7:02 UTC
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Mak­ing your ex­plicit rea­son­ing trust­wor­thy

AnnaSalamon29 Oct 2010 0:00 UTC
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Defect­ing by Ac­ci­dent—A Flaw Com­mon to An­a­lyt­i­cal People

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)1 Dec 2010 8:25 UTC
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The Im­por­tance of Good­hart’s Law

blogospheroid13 Mar 2010 8:19 UTC
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What is Bayesi­anism?

Kaj_Sotala26 Feb 2010 7:43 UTC
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A sur­vey of anti-cry­on­ics writ­ing

Paul Crowley7 Feb 2010 23:26 UTC
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Shut Up and Divide?

Wei Dai9 Feb 2010 20:09 UTC
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A Suite of Prag­matic Con­sid­er­a­tions in Fa­vor of Niceness

Alicorn5 Jan 2010 21:32 UTC
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What I’ve learned from Less Wrong

Louie20 Nov 2010 12:47 UTC
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Log­i­cal Rudeness

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jan 2010 6:48 UTC
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Epistemic Luck

Alicorn8 Feb 2010 0:02 UTC
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How to Save the World

Louie1 Dec 2010 17:17 UTC
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Un­der­stand­ing your understanding

SilasBarta22 Mar 2010 22:33 UTC
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The math­e­mat­i­cal uni­verse: the map that is the territory

ata26 Mar 2010 9:26 UTC
102 points
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Dark Arts 101: Us­ing presuppositions

PhilGoetz27 Dec 2010 17:16 UTC
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Nor­mal Cryonics

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Jan 2010 19:08 UTC
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Im­prov­ing The Akra­sia Hypothesis

pjeby26 Feb 2010 20:45 UTC
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Tips and Tricks for An­swer­ing Hard Questions

Wei Dai17 Jan 2010 23:56 UTC
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Defeat­ing Ugh Fields In Practice

Psychohistorian19 Jun 2010 19:37 UTC
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“Nahh, that wouldn’t work”

lionhearted (Sebastian Marshall)28 Nov 2010 21:32 UTC
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What Cost for Ir­ra­tional­ity?

Kaj_Sotala1 Jul 2010 18:25 UTC
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“Out­side View!” as Con­ver­sa­tion-Halter

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Feb 2010 5:53 UTC
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