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Hello, ev­ery­one. I’m not en­tirely sure where to start, or ex­actly how to say it, but here goes.

I only stum­bled across Less Wrong this year, af­ter read­ing HPMOR (I’m sure you get this all the time). Since then, I have gone from an evan­gel­i­cal Chris­tian to a pas­sion­ate ra­tio­nal­ist with an in­sa­tiable hunger for challeng­ing what I think I know. It helps that I already had a ra­tio­nal­ist foun­da­tion, hav­ing origi­nally started my adult­hood as an athe­ist.

My train­ing is in IT, but nowhere near enough to help with AI re­search. I am also quite in­tel­li­gent, but not enough to open my own ra­tio­nal­ity dojo. In­stead, I am chan­nel­ing my ex­tro­verted na­ture to help spread the in­fluence of ra­tio­nal­ity as far and pas­sion­ately as I can. I am cur­rently spear­head­ing the Kansas City LW/​SSC group, and plan to also be­gin prac­tic­ing Street Episte­mol­ogy.

At the risk of sound­ing like I am try­ing to gar­ner em­pa­thy, I feel rather in­timi­dated by the con­ver­sa­tions that are had here; so my post­ing and com­ment­ing will be limited if not en­tirely non-ex­is­tent. Please don’t ever be dis­cour­aged by my silence. You may count your­selves among my friends.