Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
317 points
102 comments7 min readLW link

Tell Culture

LoganStrohl18 Jan 2014 20:13 UTC
264 points
229 comments3 min readLW link

Lifestyle in­ter­ven­tions to in­crease longevity

RomeoStevens28 Feb 2014 6:28 UTC
256 points
386 comments12 min readLW link

Dark Arts of Rationality

So8res19 Jan 2014 2:47 UTC
254 points
193 comments18 min readLW link

Roles are Mar­tial Arts for Agency

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

On sav­ing the world

So8res30 Jan 2014 20:00 UTC
227 points
171 comments16 min readLW link

On Caring

So8res15 Oct 2014 1:59 UTC
225 points
276 comments10 min readLW link

Si­mu­late and Defer To More Ra­tional Selves

LoganStrohl17 Sep 2014 18:11 UTC
211 points
114 comments5 min readLW link

The me­chan­ics of my re­cent productivity

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

Med­i­ta­tions On Moloch

Scott Alexander30 Jul 2014 4:00 UTC
177 points
10 comments47 min readLW link

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

Kaj_Sotala3 Jul 2014 12:04 UTC
160 points
369 comments2 min readLW link

We Haven’t Uploaded Worms

jefftk27 Dec 2014 11:44 UTC
157 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Dangers of steel­man­ning /​ prin­ci­ple of charity

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

Op­ti­mal Exercise

RomeoStevens10 Mar 2014 3:37 UTC
142 points
148 comments9 min readLW link

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

Peter Wildeford27 Nov 2014 21:09 UTC
128 points
98 comments3 min readLW link

Strate­gic choice of identity

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

2014 Less Wrong Cen­sus/​Survey

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

2013 Sur­vey Results

Scott Alexander19 Jan 2014 2:51 UTC
112 points
560 comments19 min readLW link

Willpower De­ple­tion vs Willpower Distraction

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

First(?) Ra­tion­al­ist elected to state government

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

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

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

On Ter­mi­nal Goals and Virtue Ethics

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 18 Jun 2014 4:00 UTC
105 points
207 comments4 min readLW link

Poli­ti­cal Skills which In­crease Income

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

Ra­tion­al­ists Are Less Cre­d­u­lous But Bet­ter At Tak­ing Ideas Seriously

Scott Alexander21 Jan 2014 2:18 UTC
103 points
287 comments3 min readLW link

A Dialogue On Doublethink

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

Dereg­u­lat­ing Dis­trac­tion, Mov­ing Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping

So8res12 Jan 2014 3:21 UTC
101 points
25 comments8 min readLW link

[Se­quence an­nounce­ment] In­tro­duc­tion to Mechanism Design

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

2014 iter­ated pris­oner’s dilemma tour­na­ment results

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

Goal re­ten­tion dis­cus­sion with Eliezer

Max Tegmark4 Sep 2014 22:23 UTC
93 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
61 comments15 min readLW link

The Cat­e­gories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories

Scott Alexander21 Nov 2014 14:34 UTC
91 points
9 comments18 min readLW link

Is the po­ten­tial as­tro­nom­i­cal waste in our uni­verse too small to care about?

Wei Dai21 Oct 2014 8:44 UTC
88 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Ha­bit­ual Productivity

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

Try more things.

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

Six Plau­si­ble Meta-Eth­i­cal Alternatives

Wei Dai6 Aug 2014 0:04 UTC
84 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

New­comblike prob­lems are the norm

So8res24 Sep 2014 18:41 UTC
83 points
111 comments8 min readLW link

An­thropic sig­na­ture: strange anti-correlations

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

A dis­cus­sion of heroic responsibility

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 29 Oct 2014 4:22 UTC
82 points
216 comments7 min readLW link

In Fa­vor of Nice­ness, Com­mu­nity, and Civilization

Scott Alexander23 Feb 2014 22:24 UTC
82 points
9 comments20 min readLW link

Mov­ing on from Cog­nito Mentoring

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

A vote against spaced repetition

ancientcampus10 Mar 2014 19:27 UTC
81 points
75 comments2 min readLW link

Bridge Col­lapse: Re­duc­tion­ism as Eng­ineer­ing Problem

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

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

So8res12 Apr 2014 0:56 UTC
79 points
53 comments7 min readLW link

Could you be Prof Nick Bostrom’s side­kick?

RobertWiblin5 Dec 2014 1:09 UTC
78 points
47 comments1 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

Eth­nic Ten­sion And Mean­ingless Arguments

Scott Alexander5 Nov 2014 3:38 UTC
78 points
8 comments22 min readLW link

Siren wor­lds and the per­ils of over-op­ti­mised search

Stuart_Armstrong7 Apr 2014 11:00 UTC
77 points
418 comments7 min readLW link

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

gwern12 Dec 2014 20:34 UTC
76 points
154 comments14 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

Even Odds

Scott Garrabrant12 Jan 2014 7:24 UTC
75 points
47 comments3 min readLW link