We Should Introduce Ourselves Differently

I told an in­tel­li­gent, well-ed­u­cated friend about Less Wrong, so she googled, and got “Less Wrong is an on­line com­mu­nity for peo­ple who want to ap­ply the dis­cov­ery of bi­ases like the con­junc­tion fal­lacy, the af­fect heuris­tic, and scope in­sen­si­tivity in or­der to fix their own think­ing.” and gave up im­me­di­ately be­cause she’d never heard of the bi­ases.

While hers might not be the best pos­si­ble at­ti­tude, I can’t see that we win any­thing by driv­ing peo­ple away with ob­scure lan­guage.

Pos­si­ble im­proved in­tro­duc­tion: “Less Wrong is a com­mu­nity for peo­ple who would like to think more clearly in or­der to im­prove their own and other peo­ple’s lives, and to make ma­jor dis­asters less likely.”