Fact Posts: How and Why

sarahconstantin2 Dec 2016 18:55 UTC
182 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

“Flinch­ing away from truth” is of­ten about *pro­tect­ing* the epistemology

AnnaSalamon20 Dec 2016 18:39 UTC
180 points
56 comments7 min readLW link

The cor­rect re­sponse to un­cer­tainty is *not* half-speed

AnnaSalamon15 Jan 2016 22:55 UTC
162 points
44 comments3 min readLW link

On the im­por­tance of Less Wrong, or an­other sin­gle con­ver­sa­tional locus

AnnaSalamon27 Nov 2016 17:13 UTC
159 points
365 comments4 min readLW link

[mod­er­a­tor ac­tion] The_Lion and The_Lion2 are banned

Viliam_Bur30 Jan 2016 2:09 UTC
91 points
41 comments1 min readLW link

Re­quire con­tri­bu­tions in advance

Viliam8 Feb 2016 12:55 UTC
89 points
27 comments7 min readLW link

What is up with car­bon diox­ide and cog­ni­tion? An offer

paulfchristiano23 Apr 2016 17:47 UTC
78 points
49 comments2 min readLW link

Turn­ing the Tech­ni­cal Crank

Error5 Apr 2016 5:36 UTC
74 points
134 comments6 min readLW link

The Brain Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion’s Small Mam­malian Brain Prize won

gwern9 Feb 2016 21:02 UTC
72 points
42 comments4 min readLW link

Up­com­ing LW Changes

Vaniver3 Feb 2016 5:34 UTC
71 points
106 comments3 min readLW link

Is Caviar a Risk Fac­tor For Be­ing a Million­aire?

Anders_H9 Dec 2016 16:27 UTC
67 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

A Se­cond Year of Spaced Rep­e­ti­tion Soft­ware in the Classroom

tanagrabeast1 May 2016 22:14 UTC
65 points
30 comments21 min readLW link

Fur­ther dis­cus­sion of CFAR’s fo­cus on AI safety, and the good things folks wanted from “cause neu­tral­ity”

AnnaSalamon12 Dec 2016 19:39 UTC
64 points
39 comments5 min readLW link

Unoffi­cial Canon on Ap­plied Rationality

ScottL15 Feb 2016 13:03 UTC
62 points
32 comments23 min readLW link

Buy­ing happiness

gjm16 Jun 2016 17:08 UTC
61 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Zom­bies Redacted

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Jul 2016 20:16 UTC
60 points
170 comments16 min readLW link

Why CFAR’s Mis­sion?

AnnaSalamon2 Jan 2016 23:23 UTC
60 points
57 comments9 min readLW link

How does per­son­al­ity vary across US cities?

JonahS20 Dec 2016 8:00 UTC
60 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

Be se­cretly wrong

Benquo10 Dec 2016 7:06 UTC
57 points
46 comments3 min readLW link

Epistemic Effort

Raemon29 Nov 2016 16:08 UTC
57 points
26 comments4 min readLW link

A Re­turn to Discussion

sarahconstantin27 Nov 2016 13:59 UTC
56 points
32 comments6 min readLW link

Do you want to be like Kuro5hin? Be­cause this is how you get to be like Kuro5hin.

Dentin26 Aug 2016 15:32 UTC
54 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Mak­ing in­ten­tions con­crete—Trig­ger-Ac­tion Planning

Kaj_Sotala1 Dec 2016 20:34 UTC
53 points
30 comments4 min readLW link

The Sally-Anne fallacy

philh11 Apr 2016 13:06 UTC
51 points
30 comments1 min readLW link

CFAR’s new fo­cus, and AI Safety

AnnaSalamon3 Dec 2016 18:09 UTC
49 points
88 comments3 min readLW link

Hedge drift and ad­vanced motte-and-bailey

Stefan_Schubert1 May 2016 14:45 UTC
49 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Anx­iety and Rationality

[deleted]19 Jan 2016 18:30 UTC
47 points
31 comments4 min readLW link

2016 LessWrong Di­as­pora Sur­vey Results

namespace14 May 2016 17:38 UTC
46 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

Less­wrong 2016 Survey

Elo30 Mar 2016 18:17 UTC
45 points
273 comments3 min readLW link

Su­per­in­tel­li­gence FAQ

Scott Alexander20 Sep 2016 19:00 UTC
45 points
7 comments27 min readLW link

The Web Browser is Not Your Client (But You Don’t Need To Know That)

Error22 Apr 2016 0:12 UTC
44 points
47 comments7 min readLW link

2016 LessWrong Di­as­pora Sur­vey Anal­y­sis: Part Two (LessWrong Use, Suc­ces­sor­ship, Di­as­pora)

namespace10 Jun 2016 19:40 UTC
44 points
12 comments10 min readLW link

Linkposts now live!

Vaniver28 Sep 2016 15:13 UTC
43 points
25 comments1 min readLW link

Re­cent up­dates to gw­ern.net (2015-2016)

gwern26 Aug 2016 19:22 UTC
42 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

A Ra­tion­al­ist Guide to OkCupid

Jacob Falkovich3 Feb 2016 20:50 UTC
41 points
67 comments1 min readLW link

Notes on the Safety in Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence conference

UmamiSalami1 Jul 2016 0:36 UTC
40 points
15 comments13 min readLW link

Pos­i­tivity Thread :)

Viliam8 Apr 2016 21:34 UTC
40 points
66 comments2 min readLW link

Google Deep­mind and FHI col­lab­o­rate to pre­sent re­search at UAI 2016

Stuart_Armstrong9 Jun 2016 18:08 UTC
39 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Di­as­pora roundup thread, 15th June 2016

philh15 Jun 2016 9:36 UTC
39 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

To con­tribute to AI safety, con­sider do­ing AI research

Vika16 Jan 2016 20:42 UTC
39 points
39 comments2 min readLW link

A quick note on weird­ness points and Sols­tices [And also ran­dom other Sols­tice dis­cus­sion]

Raemon21 Dec 2016 17:29 UTC
37 points
85 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tion-based medicine (PBM)

ChristianKl29 Dec 2016 22:49 UTC
37 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

At­ten­tion! Fi­nan­cial scam tar­get­ing Less Wrong users

Viliam_Bur14 May 2016 17:38 UTC
37 points
94 comments2 min readLW link

Post­ing to Main cur­rently disabled

Vaniver19 Feb 2016 3:55 UTC
37 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

How did my baby die and what is the prob­a­bil­ity that my next one will?

deprimita_patro19 Jan 2016 6:24 UTC
37 points
23 comments3 min readLW link

JFK was not as­sas­si­nated: prior prob­a­bil­ity zero events

Stuart_Armstrong27 Apr 2016 11:47 UTC
37 points
48 comments3 min readLW link

Less Wrong Karma Chart Website

ScottL15 Feb 2016 12:36 UTC
36 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

A Med­i­cal Mys­tery: Thy­roid Hor­mones, Chronic Fa­tigue and Fibromyalgia

johnlawrenceaspden14 Feb 2016 13:14 UTC
36 points
163 comments23 min readLW link

If we can’t lie to oth­ers, we will lie to ourselves

paulfchristiano26 Nov 2016 22:29 UTC
35 points
24 comments1 min readLW link
(sideways-view.com)

Re­vi­tal­iz­ing Less Wrong seems like a lost pur­pose, but here are some other ideas

John_Maxwell12 Jun 2016 7:38 UTC
35 points
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