New Rationality Blog: ‘Measure of Doubt’

Mea­sure of Doubt is a new ra­tio­nal­ity blog from Ju­lia and Jesse Galef (a sister-brother team), aimed at a much broader au­di­ence than Less Wrong.

Ju­lia is the au­thor of the re­cently-linked ar­ti­cle Are In­tu­itions Good Ev­i­dence? and many other writ­ings. I know less about Jesse, but I can say a bit more about Ju­lia. She co-hosts the Ra­tion­ally Speak­ing pod­cast with philoso­pher-biol­o­gist Mas­simo Pigliucci. She writes quite a bit about be­com­ing more ra­tio­nal, dis­solv­ing Big Ques­tions, and want­ing to change your mind. Her video on differ­ent defi­ni­tions of ‘ra­tio­nal­ity’ dis­t­in­guishes Hol­ly­wood ra­tio­nal­ity, epistemic ra­tio­nal­ity, and in­stru­men­tal ra­tio­nal­ity. She ex­plains the mir­ror para­dox ala Gary Drescher in Good and Real. She blogged Harry Pot­ter and the Meth­ods of Ra­tion­al­ity.

I sus­pect Less Wrong read­ers will en­joy Mea­sure of Doubt, and will find it a use­ful place to send peo­ple who don’t have the pa­tience to read the Less Wrong Se­quences and long posts about Bayesian up­dat­ing and the rele­vance of uni­verse-simu­la­tion ar­gu­ments to de­ci­sion the­ory.