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Parables & Fables

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Parables & Fables

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 Clothes

Related tags: Fiction, Writing, Narratives (stories)

The ants and the grasshopper

Richard_Ngo4 Jun 2023 22:00 UTC
417 points
35 comments5 min readLW link
(www.narrativeark.xyz)

The Parable of Pre­dict-O-Matic

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

Fea­ture Selection

Zack_M_Davis1 Nov 2021 0:22 UTC
316 points
24 comments16 min readLW link1 review

The Hid­den Com­plex­ity of Wishes

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Nov 2007 0:12 UTC
181 points
168 comments8 min readLW link

The Bayesian Tyrant

abramdemski20 Aug 2020 0:08 UTC
141 points
21 comments6 min readLW link1 review

Un­con­trol­lable Su­per-Pow­er­ful Explosives

Sammy Martin2 Apr 2022 20:13 UTC
55 points
17 comments5 min readLW link

A parable in the style of In­visi­ble Cities

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

The Parable of the King and the Ran­dom Process

moridinamael1 Mar 2023 22:18 UTC
290 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

The God­dess of Every­thing Else

Scott Alexander17 Aug 2015 20:59 UTC
89 points
8 comments8 min readLW link

All I Know is that I Know Nothing

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

When Om­nipo­tence is Not Enough

lsusr25 Aug 2023 19:50 UTC
63 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Parable of the Dammed

johnswentworth10 Dec 2020 0:08 UTC
116 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

The Parable of the Boy Who Cried 5% Chance of Wolf

KatWoods15 Aug 2022 14:33 UTC
139 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Dis­guised Queries

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Feb 2008 0:05 UTC
173 points
108 comments5 min readLW link

A Fable of Science and Politics

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Dec 2006 4:50 UTC
333 points
100 comments5 min readLW link

The True Face of the Enemy

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

The King and the Golem

Richard_Ngo25 Sep 2023 19:51 UTC
160 points
16 comments5 min readLW link
(narrativeark.substack.com)

Sel­ling Nonapples

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

The Bro­ken Screw­driver and other parables

bhauth4 Mar 2024 3:34 UTC
49 points
1 comment2 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
44 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Self-In­tegrity and the Drown­ing Child

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Oct 2021 20:57 UTC
330 points
85 comments5 min readLW link1 review

It Was You Who Made My Blue Eyes Blue

Scott Alexander15 Oct 2015 19:46 UTC
46 points
1 comment20 min readLW link

The Fear [Fic­tion]

Yitz23 Dec 2022 21:21 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Archimedes’s Chronophone

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Mar 2007 17:43 UTC
59 points
94 comments4 min readLW link

The Parable of the Dagger

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

A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

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

Failed Utopia #4-2

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2009 11:04 UTC
117 points
265 comments10 min readLW link

Tran­shu­man­ist Fables

Scott Alexander28 May 2013 1:55 UTC
120 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

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

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

Ra­tion­al­ist Seder: A Story of War

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

The God­dess of Every­thing Else—The Animation

Writer13 Jul 2023 16:26 UTC
142 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

Where Physics Meets Experience

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

If Many-Wor­lds Had Come First

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 May 2008 7:43 UTC
87 points
189 comments9 min readLW link

Aldix and the Book of Life

ville1 Jan 2024 17:23 UTC
1 point
0 comments4 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Wolf and Rabbit

Richard Henage22 Mar 2024 17:20 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

A few more ants and grasshoppers

c.trout17 Jun 2023 23:38 UTC
16 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

The Parable of the Dag­ger—The Animation

Writer29 Jul 2023 14:03 UTC
20 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(youtu.be)

A short story about differ­ing in­tel­li­gence levels

Cryptoyeti15 Sep 2023 14:28 UTC
1 point
0 comments6 min readLW link

That Alien Message

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 May 2008 5:55 UTC
362 points
174 comments10 min readLW link

Where Ex­pe­rience Con­fuses Physicists

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

Pas­cal’s Mug­ging: The Word Wars

johncrox16 Oct 2023 17:54 UTC
9 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Zom­bies: The Movie

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Apr 2008 5:53 UTC
168 points
82 comments3 min readLW link

The Parable Of The Fallen Pen­du­lum—Part 1

johnswentworth1 Mar 2024 0:25 UTC
111 points
32 comments2 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
186 points
49 comments8 min readLW link1 review

The Balto/​Togo the­ory of sci­en­tific development

Elizabeth9 Oct 2022 18:30 UTC
65 points
5 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)