Priv­ileg­ing the Question

Qiaochu_Yuan29 Apr 2013 18:30 UTC
169 points
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Max­i­miz­ing Your Dona­tions via a Job

Alexei5 May 2013 23:19 UTC
163 points
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Three ways CFAR has changed my view of rationality

Julia_Galef10 Sep 2013 18:24 UTC
156 points
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On learn­ing difficult things

So8res11 Nov 2013 23:35 UTC
156 points
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Philo­soph­i­cal Landmines

[deleted]8 Feb 2013 21:22 UTC
145 points
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Mo­ral­ity is Awesome

[deleted]6 Jan 2013 15:21 UTC
138 points
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A Vot­ing Puz­zle, Some Poli­ti­cal Science, and a Nerd Failure Mode

ChrisHallquist10 Oct 2013 2:10 UTC
138 points
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Use Your Iden­tity Carefully

Ben_LandauTaylor22 Aug 2013 1:14 UTC
117 points
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Imi­ta­tion is the Sincer­est Form of Argument

palladias18 Feb 2013 17:05 UTC
116 points
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A New In­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Marsh­mal­low Test

elharo5 Jul 2013 12:22 UTC
115 points
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Farewell Aaron Swartz (1986-2013)

Kawoomba12 Jan 2013 10:09 UTC
115 points
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2013 Less Wrong Cen­sus/​Survey

Scott Alexander22 Nov 2013 9:26 UTC
112 points
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What Bayesi­anism taught me

Tyrrell_McAllister12 Aug 2013 6:59 UTC
111 points
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Sys­tem Ad­minis­tra­tor Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Day—Thanks Trike!

John_Maxwell26 Jul 2013 17:57 UTC
110 points
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Why CFAR?

AnnaSalamon28 Dec 2013 23:25 UTC
109 points
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Wait vs In­ter­rupt Culture

Benquo27 Nov 2013 15:38 UTC
109 points
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Me­taMed: Ev­i­dence-Based Healthcare

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Mar 2013 13:16 UTC
108 points
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Ro­bust Co­op­er­a­tion in the Pri­soner’s Dilemma

orthonormal7 Jun 2013 8:30 UTC
108 points
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How to Be­come a 1000 Year Old Vampire

[deleted]2 Oct 2013 5:07 UTC
107 points
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How I Be­came More Ambitious

Swimmer9634 Jul 2013 23:34 UTC
105 points
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Ac­cord­ing to Dale Carnegie, You Can’t Win an Ar­gu­ment—and He Has a Point

ChrisHallquist30 Nov 2013 6:23 UTC
103 points
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Hu­mans are util­ity monsters

PhilGoetz16 Aug 2013 21:05 UTC
101 points
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Reflec­tion in Prob­a­bil­is­tic Logic

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Mar 2013 16:37 UTC
101 points
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A brief his­tory of eth­i­cally con­cerned scientists

Kaj_Sotala9 Feb 2013 5:50 UTC
99 points
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De­ci­sion The­ory FAQ

lukeprog28 Feb 2013 14:15 UTC
99 points
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Offi­cial LW un­cen­sored thread (on Red­dit)

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Feb 2013 20:04 UTC
97 points
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Model Com­bi­na­tion and Adjustment

lukeprog17 Jul 2013 20:31 UTC
95 points
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Pin­point­ing Utility

[deleted]1 Feb 2013 3:58 UTC
93 points
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A cri­tique of effec­tive altruism

benkuhn2 Dec 2013 16:53 UTC
93 points
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Bor­ing Ad­vice Repository

Qiaochu_Yuan7 Mar 2013 4:33 UTC
93 points
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Build­ing Phenomenolog­i­cal Bridges

Rob Bensinger23 Dec 2013 19:57 UTC
93 points
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Re­cent up­dates to gw­ern.net (2012-2013)

gwern18 Mar 2013 19:54 UTC
92 points
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Prob­lems in Education

ThinkOfTheChildren8 Apr 2013 21:29 UTC
92 points
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Fermi Estimates

lukeprog11 Apr 2013 17:52 UTC
92 points
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How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
92 points
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How habits work and how you may con­trol them

Kaj_Sotala12 Oct 2013 12:17 UTC
91 points
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Course recom­men­da­tions for Friendli­ness researchers

Louie9 Jan 2013 14:33 UTC
90 points
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Assess­ing Kurzweil: the results

Stuart_Armstrong16 Jan 2013 16:51 UTC
89 points
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The ge­nie knows, but doesn’t care

Rob Bensinger6 Sep 2013 6:42 UTC
88 points
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Li­tany of a Bright Dilettante

shminux18 Apr 2013 5:06 UTC
88 points
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Bayesi­anism for Humans

ChrisHallquist29 Oct 2013 23:54 UTC
86 points
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Men­tal Con­text for Model Theory

So8res30 Oct 2013 6:35 UTC
85 points
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Tiling Agents for Self-Mod­ify­ing AI (OPFAI #2)

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Jun 2013 20:24 UTC
84 points
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My sim­ple hack for in­creased alert­ness and im­proved cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing: very bright light

chaosmage18 Jan 2013 13:43 UTC
83 points
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Med­i­ta­tion: a self-experiment

Swimmer96330 Dec 2013 0:56 UTC
82 points
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The Sin­gu­lar­ity Wars

JoshuaFox14 Feb 2013 9:44 UTC
82 points
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The Robots, AI, and Unem­ploy­ment Anti-FAQ

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Jul 2013 18:46 UTC
81 points
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For FAI: Is “Molec­u­lar Nan­otech­nol­ogy” putting our best foot for­ward?

leplen22 Jun 2013 4:44 UTC
78 points
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Post ridicu­lous munchkin ideas!

D_Malik15 May 2013 22:27 UTC
77 points
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Bayesian Ad­just­ment Does Not Defeat Ex­is­ten­tial Risk Charity

steven046117 Mar 2013 8:50 UTC
77 points
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