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Thoughts on the Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute (SI)

HoldenKarnofsky
11 May 2012 4:31 UTC
262 points
1,284 comments29 min readLW link

Schel­ling fences on slip­pery slopes

Scott Alexander
16 Mar 2012 23:44 UTC
237 points
200 comments6 min readLW link

The non­cen­tral fal­lacy—the worst ar­gu­ment in the world?

Scott Alexander
27 Aug 2012 3:36 UTC
184 points
1,745 comments7 min readLW link

At­ten­tion con­trol is crit­i­cal for chang­ing/​in­creas­ing/​al­ter­ing motivation

kalla724
11 Apr 2012 0:48 UTC
178 points
99 comments7 min readLW link

Check­list of Ra­tion­al­ity Habits

AnnaSalamon
7 Nov 2012 21:19 UTC
123 points
189 comments11 min readLW link

How I Ended Up Non-Ambitious

Swimmer963
23 Jan 2012 23:50 UTC
117 points
238 comments10 min readLW link

Can the Chain Still Hold You?

lukeprog
13 Jan 2012 1:28 UTC
114 points
360 comments4 min readLW link

Be Happier

Klevador
16 Apr 2012 1:51 UTC
108 points
278 comments35 min readLW link

Eliezer’s Se­quences and Main­stream Academia

lukeprog
15 Sep 2012 0:32 UTC
107 points
157 comments4 min readLW link

The Power of Reinforcement

lukeprog
21 Jun 2012 13:42 UTC
100 points
474 comments4 min readLW link

The Use­ful Idea of Truth

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Oct 2012 18:16 UTC
99 points
539 comments12 min readLW link

Re­ply to Holden on ‘Tool AI’

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Jun 2012 18:00 UTC
96 points
351 comments17 min readLW link

Bayes for Schizophren­ics: Rea­son­ing in Delu­sional Disorders

Scott Alexander
13 Aug 2012 19:22 UTC
91 points
155 comments11 min readLW link

Fire­wal­ling the Op­ti­mal from the Rational

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 Oct 2012 8:01 UTC
90 points
337 comments5 min readLW link

Neu­ro­science ba­sics for LessWrongians

ChrisHallquist
26 Jul 2012 5:10 UTC
88 points
103 comments13 min readLW link

On Say­ing the Obvious

Grognor
2 Feb 2012 5:13 UTC
86 points
46 comments2 min readLW link

My Al­gorithm for Beat­ing Procrastination

lukeprog
10 Feb 2012 2:48 UTC
85 points
138 comments7 min readLW link

2012 Sur­vey Results

Scott Alexander
7 Dec 2012 21:04 UTC
83 points
653 comments19 min readLW link

New cog­ni­tive bias ar­ti­cles on wikipe­dia (up­date)

nerfhammer
9 Mar 2012 20:13 UTC
82 points
19 comments1 min readLW link

Urges vs. Goals: The anal­ogy to an­ti­ci­pa­tion and belief

AnnaSalamon
24 Jan 2012 23:57 UTC
82 points
71 comments7 min readLW link

What Is Sig­nal­ing, Really?

Scott Alexander
12 Jul 2012 17:43 UTC
81 points
173 comments6 min readLW link

Punc­tu­al­ity—Ar­riv­ing on Time and Math

Xachariah
3 May 2012 1:35 UTC
81 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

Causal Di­a­grams and Causal Models

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Oct 2012 21:49 UTC
81 points
282 comments14 min readLW link

Thoughts on de­sign­ing poli­cies for oneself

John_Maxwell_IV
28 Nov 2012 1:27 UTC
80 points
63 comments7 min readLW link

The prob­lem with too many ra­tio­nal memes

Swimmer963
19 Jan 2012 0:56 UTC
80 points
342 comments3 min readLW link

The ra­tio­nal ra­tio­nal­ist’s guide to ra­tio­nally us­ing “ra­tio­nal” in ra­tio­nal post titles

Vaniver
27 May 2012 19:13 UTC
79 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Less Wrong Polls in Comments

jimrandomh
19 Sep 2012 16:19 UTC
79 points
310 comments1 min readLW link

The Mere Cable Chan­nel Ad­di­tion Paradox

Ghatanathoah
26 Jul 2012 7:20 UTC
79 points
147 comments12 min readLW link

Train Philoso­phers with Pearl and Kah­ne­man, not Plato and Kant

lukeprog
6 Dec 2012 0:42 UTC
77 points
513 comments3 min readLW link

How to avoid dy­ing in a car crash

michaelcurzi
17 Mar 2012 19:44 UTC
76 points
292 comments7 min readLW link

Nega­tive and Pos­i­tive Selection

alyssavance
6 Jul 2012 1:34 UTC
76 points
262 comments3 min readLW link

Friend­ship is Op­ti­mal: A My Lit­tle Pony fan­fic about an op­ti­miza­tion process

iceman
8 Sep 2012 6:16 UTC
74 points
150 comments1 min readLW link

Avoid in­fla­tion­ary use of terms

lsparrish
30 May 2012 20:31 UTC
74 points
93 comments3 min readLW link

De­ci­sion The­o­ries: A Less Wrong Primer

orthonormal
13 Mar 2012 23:31 UTC
72 points
174 comments9 min readLW link

New study on choice blind­ness in moral positions

nerfhammer
20 Sep 2012 18:14 UTC
72 points
152 comments1 min readLW link

Causal Universes

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Nov 2012 4:08 UTC
72 points
391 comments11 min readLW link

What are the op­ti­mal bi­ases to over­come?

aaronsw
4 Aug 2012 15:04 UTC
71 points
70 comments2 min readLW link

Game The­ory As A Dark Art

Scott Alexander
24 Jul 2012 3:27 UTC
70 points
100 comments13 min readLW link

Plasti­na­tion is ma­tur­ing and needs fund­ing, says Hanson

Eliezer Yudkowsky
20 Jun 2012 20:00 UTC
70 points
47 comments1 min readLW link

The Sub­sti­tu­tion Principle

Kaj_Sotala
28 Jan 2012 4:20 UTC
69 points
64 comments4 min readLW link

[Tran­script] Richard Feyn­man on Why Questions

Grognor
8 Jan 2012 19:01 UTC
69 points
44 comments5 min readLW link

Log­i­cal Pinpointing

Eliezer Yudkowsky
2 Nov 2012 15:33 UTC
68 points
344 comments10 min readLW link

Ra­tional Tooth­paste: A Case Study

badger
31 May 2012 0:31 UTC
68 points
58 comments6 min readLW link

The Re­la­tion Pro­jec­tion Fal­lacy and the pur­pose of life

Academian
28 Dec 2012 4:14 UTC
67 points
42 comments3 min readLW link

Back­ward Rea­son­ing Over De­ci­sion Trees

Scott Alexander
30 Jun 2012 3:17 UTC
67 points
57 comments4 min readLW link

Proofs, Im­pli­ca­tions, and Models

Eliezer Yudkowsky
30 Oct 2012 13:02 UTC
67 points
216 comments12 min readLW link

Avoid mis­in­ter­pret­ing your emotions

Kaj_Sotala
14 Feb 2012 23:51 UTC
67 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

An In­tu­itive Ex­pla­na­tion of Solomonoff Induction

Alex_Altair
11 Jul 2012 8:05 UTC
66 points
217 comments24 min readLW link

How to Run a Suc­cess­ful Less Wrong Meetup

Kaj_Sotala
12 Jun 2012 21:32 UTC
66 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

The Sin­gu­lar­ity In­sti­tute needs re­mote re­searchers (writ­ing skill not re­quired)

lukeprog
5 Feb 2012 22:02 UTC
65 points
16 comments1 min readLW link