Meetup : West LA Meetup—Confess Your Unpopular Opinion

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : West LA Meetup—Con­fess Your Un­pop­u­lar Opinion

WHEN: 14 Au­gust 2013 07:00:00PM (-0700)

WHERE: 10850 West Pico Blvd, Los An­ge­les, CA 90064, USA

How to get in: Go to the West­side Tav­ern in the up­stairs Wine Bar (all ages wel­come), lo­cated in­side the West­side Pav­illion on the sec­ond floor, right by the movie the­aters. The en­trance sign says “Lounge”.

Park­ing is free for 3 hours, or for longer if you ap­ply some chi­canery.

Dis­cus­sion:

Lonely dis­sent doesn’t feel like go­ing to school dressed in black. It feels like go­ing to school wear­ing a clown suit.—Eliezer Yudkowsky

Some­times it feels more like go­ing to clown school wear­ing a suit.—Catharine G. Evans

On Au­gust 7, #con­fessy­ou­run­pop­u­laropinion made the rounds as a (per­haps iron­i­cally, very pop­u­lar) Twit­ter hash­tag.

Ex­am­ples:

This is an in­her­ently LessWrongish thing to do, so this is what we will be do­ing. I don’t ex­pect it to be a prob­lem, but just in case, I will be en­forc­ing (with my fists) a rule: No one’s opinions are to be ridiculed or mocked. The point is to pro­fess un­pop­u­lar opinions.

Recom­mended read­ing:

No prior knowl­edge of or ex­po­sure to Less Wrong is nec­es­sary; this will be gen­er­ally ac­cessible. Be­cause a few peo­ple didn’t get the joke last time, I have been in­structed not to pre­tend that you have to have mem­o­rized the core se­quences in or­der to at­tend with­out get­ting kicked out. It’s still a good idea to read the se­quences, though.

There may or may not be a highly visi­ble white­board, which may or may not have Bayes’s The­o­rem writ­ten on it.

Dis­cus­sion ar­ti­cle for the meetup : West LA Meetup—Con­fess Your Un­pop­u­lar Opinion