Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
242 points
101 comments7 min readLW link

Roles are Mar­tial Arts for Agency

Eneasz8 Aug 2014 3:53 UTC
222 points
59 comments3 min readLW link

Dark Arts of Rationality

So8res19 Jan 2014 2:47 UTC
217 points
191 comments17 min readLW link

Lifestyle in­ter­ven­tions to in­crease longevity

RomeoStevens28 Feb 2014 6:28 UTC
212 points
383 comments12 min readLW link

Tell Culture

LoganStrohl18 Jan 2014 20:13 UTC
197 points
228 comments3 min readLW link

Si­mu­late and Defer To More Ra­tional Selves

LoganStrohl17 Sep 2014 18:11 UTC
188 points
115 comments5 min readLW link

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
170 points
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On Caring

So8res15 Oct 2014 1:59 UTC
168 points
274 comments10 min readLW link

[mod­er­a­tor ac­tion] Eug­ine_Nier is now banned for mass down­vote harassment

Kaj_Sotala3 Jul 2014 12:04 UTC
159 points
368 comments2 min readLW link

The me­chan­ics of my re­cent productivity

So8res9 Jan 2014 2:30 UTC
157 points
47 comments9 min readLW link

We Haven’t Uploaded Worms

jefftk27 Dec 2014 11:44 UTC
143 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Dangers of steel­man­ning /​ prin­ci­ple of charity

gothgirl42066616 Jan 2014 6:35 UTC
137 points
94 comments2 min readLW link

2014 Less Wrong Cen­sus/​Survey

Scott Alexander26 Oct 2014 18:05 UTC
116 points
730 comments1 min readLW link

Strate­gic choice of identity

Vika8 Mar 2014 16:27 UTC
115 points
58 comments2 min readLW link

You have a set amount of “weird­ness points”. Spend them wisely.

Peter Wildeford27 Nov 2014 21:09 UTC
110 points
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2013 Sur­vey Results

Scott Alexander19 Jan 2014 2:51 UTC
109 points
561 comments19 min readLW link

Willpower De­ple­tion vs Willpower Distraction

Academian15 Jun 2014 18:29 UTC
108 points
25 comments2 min readLW link

First(?) Ra­tion­al­ist elected to state government

Eneasz7 Nov 2014 2:30 UTC
103 points
54 comments1 min readLW link

Op­ti­mal Exercise

RomeoStevens10 Mar 2014 3:37 UTC
98 points
145 comments9 min readLW link

Hand­shakes, Hi, and What’s New: What’s Go­ing On With Small Talk?

Benquo2 Jan 2014 22:08 UTC
98 points
79 comments5 min readLW link

Poli­ti­cal Skills which In­crease Income

Xodarap2 Mar 2014 17:56 UTC
96 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer96318 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
95 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

2014 iter­ated pris­oner’s dilemma tour­na­ment results

tetronian230 Sep 2014 21:23 UTC
94 points
57 comments6 min readLW link

Goal re­ten­tion dis­cus­sion with Eliezer

MaxTegmark4 Sep 2014 22:23 UTC
92 points
26 comments6 min readLW link

CFAR in 2014: Con­tin­u­ing to climb out of the startup pit, head­ing to­ward a full prototype

AnnaSalamon26 Dec 2014 15:33 UTC
92 points
73 comments15 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ists Are Less Cre­d­u­lous But Bet­ter At Tak­ing Ideas Seriously

Scott Alexander21 Jan 2014 2:18 UTC
89 points
285 comments3 min readLW link

Dereg­u­lat­ing Dis­trac­tion, Mov­ing Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping

So8res12 Jan 2014 3:21 UTC
88 points
23 comments8 min readLW link

[Se­quence an­nounce­ment] In­tro­duc­tion to Mechanism Design

badger30 Apr 2014 16:21 UTC
87 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

A Dialogue On Doublethink

LoganStrohl11 May 2014 19:38 UTC
81 points
108 comments11 min readLW link

Mov­ing on from Cog­nito Mentoring

VipulNaik16 May 2014 22:42 UTC
81 points
17 comments7 min readLW link

A vote against spaced repetition

ancientcampus10 Mar 2014 19:27 UTC
78 points
76 comments2 min readLW link

The Fu­ture of Hu­man­ity In­sti­tute could make use of your money

danieldewey26 Sep 2014 22:53 UTC
78 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Bot­world: a cel­lu­lar au­toma­ton for study­ing self-mod­ify­ing agents em­bed­ded in their environment

So8res12 Apr 2014 0:56 UTC
77 points
55 comments7 min readLW link

Could you be Prof Nick Bostrom’s side­kick?

RobertWiblin5 Dec 2014 1:09 UTC
76 points
47 comments1 min readLW link

The Oc­to­pus, the Dolphin and Us: a Great Filter tale

Stuart_Armstrong3 Sep 2014 21:37 UTC
76 points
236 comments3 min readLW link

Bridge Col­lapse: Re­duc­tion­ism as Eng­ineer­ing Problem

Rob Bensinger18 Feb 2014 22:03 UTC
75 points
62 comments15 min readLW link

Try more things.

whales12 Jan 2014 1:25 UTC
75 points
20 comments7 min readLW link

Harper’s Magaz­ine ar­ti­cle on LW/​MIRI/​CFAR and Ethereum

gwern12 Dec 2014 20:34 UTC
75 points
154 comments14 min readLW link

A Fer­vent Defense of Fre­quen­tist Statistics

jsteinhardt18 Feb 2014 20:08 UTC
74 points
129 comments16 min readLW link

New­comblike prob­lems are the norm

So8res24 Sep 2014 18:41 UTC
74 points
111 comments7 min readLW link

An­thropic sig­na­ture: strange anti-correlations

Stuart_Armstrong21 Oct 2014 16:59 UTC
74 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

A dis­cus­sion of heroic responsibility

Swimmer96329 Oct 2014 4:22 UTC
73 points
217 comments7 min readLW link

Dr. Jub­jub pre­dicts a crisis

Apprentice10 Jan 2014 15:52 UTC
72 points
65 comments2 min readLW link

Ha­bit­ual Productivity

So8res9 Jan 2014 6:44 UTC
72 points
35 comments6 min readLW link

MIRI Re­search Guide

So8res7 Nov 2014 19:11 UTC
71 points
63 comments16 min readLW link

False Friends and Tone Policing

palladias18 Jun 2014 18:20 UTC
71 points
49 comments3 min readLW link

Re­sults from MIRI’s De­cem­ber workshop

Benya15 Jan 2014 22:29 UTC
71 points
43 comments6 min readLW link

Six Plau­si­ble Meta-Eth­i­cal Alternatives

Wei_Dai6 Aug 2014 0:04 UTC
71 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

Self-Con­grat­u­la­tory Rationalism

ChrisHallquist1 Mar 2014 8:52 UTC
71 points
395 comments10 min readLW link

[meta] Fu­ture mod­er­a­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tion of down­vote abuse cases, or, I don’t want to deal with this stuff

Kaj_Sotala17 Aug 2014 14:40 UTC
70 points
54 comments1 min readLW link