Small hope for less bias and more practability

Un­prac­ti­cal ap­proach of ra­tio­nal­ity demon­strated by the story of Ber­trand Rus­sell. Those who use the cre­ative fire to achieve goals like: find­ing the truth. One who has su­pe­ri­or­ity be­cause he is ra­tio­nal and oth­ers are NPC, is not the right ap­proach. It could be that the cause of un­prac­ti­cal ap­proach in ra­tio­nal­ity. Of course if we all used the 2% of our ex­is­tence (the whole feel­ing ma­chine, phys­i­cal ma­chine, sub­jec­tive ex­pe­rience, per­sonal pro­jects and con­scious­ness ). The ra­tio­nal side would be more of that. But that wouldn’t be a gain, but a loss. Like los­ing your feel­ings. Ra­tion­al­ity never brings bal­ance. As Logi­comix (the best book truth ad­ven­ture) may put it

”happy end­ing” for whom? Kurt Gödel starved him­self. Ber­trand Rus­sell and Hilbert psy­chotic sons. And Can­tor turn­ing crazy.

Th­ese peo­ple later in­fluenced Alan Tur­ing (foun­da­tion of com­puter sci­ence, the cliche end­ing to the book). Per­haps ra­tio­nal com­mu­ni­ties, just like Logic served well the math­e­mat­ics into not dis­pers­ing , and math­e­mat­ics is the lan­guage of physics who sup­ports sci­ence.

Pointed be­fore by Paul Crowley. One can see that weak­ness that less­wrong was in­ter­est in psy­chol­ogy WEIRD sam­ples Psy­chol­ogy is still in its alchemy like state, so is the era be­fore the sys­tem­atic bias.

In 2010, a group of re­searchers re­ported a sys­temic bias in psy­chol­ogy stud­ies to­wards WEIRD (“west­ern, ed­u­cated, in­dus­tri­al­ized, rich and demo­cratic”) sub­jects.[221] Although only 18 peo­ple wor­ld­wide fall into the WEIRD clas­sifi­ca­tion, the re­searchers claimed that 60–90% of psy­chol­ogy stud­ies are performed on WEIRD sub­jects. The ar­ti­cle gave ex­am­ples of re­sults that differ sig­nifi­cantly be­tween WEIRD sub­jects and tribal cul­tures, in­clud­ing the Müller-Lyer illu­sion.

which is three years be­fore less­wrong started to de­cay which was un­for­tu­nate. Per­haps the new era of bet­ter re­search in psy­chol­ogy (af­ter 2010 )would give rise to “Less Wrong” cog­ni­tive bi­ases.

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