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Parables & Fables

TagLast edit: 15 Mar 2021 22:38 UTC by niplav

External links:
The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant by Nick Bostrom (animated version by CGP Grey)
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis by Scott Alexander
Kolmogorov Complicity and the Parable of Lightning by Scott Alexander
The Emperor’s New Cloths

Related tags: Fiction, Writing, Narratives (stories)

The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

abramdemski15 Oct 2019 0:49 UTC
282 points
41 comments14 min readLW link2 reviews

The God­dess of Every­thing Else

Scott Alexander17 Aug 2015 20:59 UTC
56 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

The Bayesian Tyrant

abramdemski20 Aug 2020 0:08 UTC
130 points
17 comments6 min readLW link1 review

A parable in the style of In­visi­ble Cities

Daniel Kokotajlo16 Dec 2019 15:55 UTC
41 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Un­con­trol­lable Su­per-Pow­er­ful Explosives

Sammy Martin2 Apr 2022 20:13 UTC
53 points
12 comments5 min readLW link

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
105 points
27 comments2 min readLW link

Dis­guised Queries

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Feb 2008 0:05 UTC
147 points
107 comments5 min readLW link

A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
252 points
102 comments5 min readLW link

The Hid­den Com­plex­ity of Wishes

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Nov 2007 0:12 UTC
130 points
135 comments7 min readLW link

All I Know is that I Know Nothing

lsusr22 Apr 2022 15:33 UTC
48 points
13 comments2 min readLW link

It Was You Who Made My Blue Eyes Blue

Scott Alexander15 Oct 2015 19:46 UTC
37 points
0 comments20 min readLW link

Archimedes’s Chronophone

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Mar 2007 17:43 UTC
41 points
92 comments4 min readLW link

A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
172 points
288 comments7 min readLW link

Failed Utopia #4-2

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2009 11:04 UTC
91 points
261 comments10 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ist Fables

Scott Alexander28 May 2013 1:55 UTC
87 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of Ra­tion­al­ist fable-like sto­ries?

Mati_Roy28 Sep 2020 16:52 UTC
19 points
43 comments1 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ist Seder: A Story of War

Raemon3 Jun 2017 20:17 UTC
11 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

Where Physics Meets Experience

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Apr 2008 4:58 UTC
63 points
38 comments11 min readLW link

The True Face of the Enemy

Space L Clottey12 Jan 2021 10:03 UTC
35 points
77 comments10 min readLW link

Sel­ling Nonapples

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Nov 2008 20:10 UTC
50 points
78 comments7 min readLW link

“Ra­tional Agents Win”

Isaac King23 Sep 2021 7:59 UTC
8 points
33 comments2 min readLW link

The Lo­gi­cian And The God-Emperor

Scott Alexander5 Dec 2013 1:54 UTC
31 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Self-In­tegrity and the Drown­ing Child

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Oct 2021 20:57 UTC
269 points
77 comments5 min readLW link

Fea­ture Selection

Zack_M_Davis1 Nov 2021 0:22 UTC
291 points
22 comments16 min readLW link

That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
286 points
173 comments10 min readLW link

Where Ex­pe­rience Con­fuses Physicists

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Apr 2008 5:05 UTC
31 points
30 comments8 min readLW link

Zom­bies: The Movie

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Apr 2008 5:53 UTC
138 points
79 comments3 min readLW link

If Many-Wor­lds Had Come First

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 May 2008 7:43 UTC
78 points
188 comments9 min readLW link

The Parable of the Dagger

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Feb 2008 20:53 UTC
153 points
104 comments1 min readLW link

The sailor’s wife

krbouchard27 Feb 2021 0:23 UTC
4 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Act of Charity

jessicata17 Nov 2018 5:19 UTC
177 points
49 comments8 min readLW link1 review