List of compartmentalized people (who both win and fail at truth-seeking)

Fol­low­ing up on an im­promptu list XiXiDu made of fa­mous re­cent sci­en­tists & thinkers who also held quite odd be­liefs, I’ve cre­ated a wiki ar­ti­cle with that list & a few other peo­ple.

This Dis­cus­sion is posted for feed­back on a few points:

  1. Is this a good idea in the first place? I feel vaguely un­easy, like it could be taken as a ‘hit list’ or a list of in­vi­o­lable norms.

  2. What’s a bet­ter name? ‘Ir­ra­tional­ists’ is a bad name but the only half-way self-ex­plana­tory one I could think of at the mo­ment.

  3. Who’s miss­ing? There are cur­rently only 8 peo­ple on the list right now.

  4. Is it rea­son­able to limit the list tem­po­rally only to peo­ple who lived in the 20th cen­tury & later, and so had ac­cess to all the data and philos­o­phy done then that we take for granted?

  5. I added in a few ‘See Al­sos’ that I could think of; are there more ger­mane wiki ar­ti­cles? Espe­cially LW ar­ti­cles? (I know Au­mann in par­tic­u­lar has been dis­cussed oc­ca­sion­ally by Eliezer—worth link­ing di­rectly?)