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Dark Matters

Diffractor14 Mar 2021 23:36 UTC
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The Quan­tum Physics Sequence

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Jun 2008 3:42 UTC
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The Se­cond Law of Ther­mo­dy­nam­ics, and Eng­ines of Cognition

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Feb 2008 0:48 UTC
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Thou Art Physics

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Jun 2008 6:37 UTC
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So you think you un­der­stand Quan­tum Mechanics

shminux22 Dec 2012 21:16 UTC
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Two More Things to Un­learn from School

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jul 2007 17:45 UTC
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Cli­mate tech­nol­ogy primer (1/​3): basics

amarbles25 Oct 2019 23:18 UTC
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Deriv­ing Gen­eral Relativity

lsusr22 Jun 2020 9:52 UTC
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Ein­stein’s Speed

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 May 2008 2:48 UTC
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Refer­ences & Re­sources for LessWrong

XiXiDu10 Oct 2010 14:54 UTC
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Ca­reer prospects for physics majors

JonahS4 Apr 2014 3:02 UTC
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Time­less Physics

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 May 2008 9:09 UTC
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[Question] What em­piri­cal work has been done that bears on the ‘freebit pic­ture’ of free will?

DanielFilan4 Oct 2019 23:11 UTC
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How ac­cu­rate is the quan­tum physics se­quence?

Paul Crowley17 Apr 2012 6:54 UTC
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The Value of The­o­ret­i­cal Research

paulfchristiano25 Feb 2011 18:06 UTC
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Quan­tum Explanations

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Apr 2008 8:15 UTC
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De­co­her­ence is Falsifi­able and Testable

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 May 2008 7:54 UTC
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Liv­ing in Many Worlds

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Jun 2008 2:24 UTC
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Where Philos­o­phy Meets Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Apr 2008 21:21 UTC
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Many Wor­lds, One Best Guess

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 May 2008 8:32 UTC
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Beliefs at differ­ent timescales

Nisan4 Nov 2018 20:10 UTC
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Physics has laws, the Uni­verse might not

shminux9 Jun 2018 5:33 UTC
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Mul­ti­ple Wor­lds, One Univer­sal Wave Function

evhub4 Nov 2020 22:28 UTC
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Gen­er­al­ized Heat Engine

johnswentworth5 Nov 2020 19:01 UTC
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Can we see light?

Zane Scheepers7 Dec 2017 12:54 UTC
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[Question] Can we re­ally pre­vent all warm­ing for less than 10B$ with the mostly side-effect free geo­eng­ineer­ing tech­nique of Marine Cloud Bright­en­ing?

MakoYass5 Aug 2019 0:12 UTC
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Make more land

jefftk16 Oct 2019 11:20 UTC
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Weird ques­tion: could we see dis­tant aliens?

paulfchristiano20 Apr 2018 6:40 UTC
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The math­e­mat­i­cal uni­verse: the map that is the territory

ata26 Mar 2010 9:26 UTC
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Why it took so long to do the Fermi calcu­la­tion right?

Jan_Kulveit2 Jul 2018 20:29 UTC
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No One Can Ex­empt You From Ra­tion­al­ity’s Laws

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Oct 2007 17:24 UTC
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If Many-Wor­lds Had Come First

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 May 2008 7:43 UTC
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Were atoms real?

AnnaSalamon8 Dec 2010 17:30 UTC
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Ex­plain­ing vs. Ex­plain­ing Away

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Mar 2008 1:59 UTC
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Ein­stein’s Arrogance

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Sep 2007 1:29 UTC
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To re­duce as­tro­nom­i­cal waste: take your time, then go very fast

Stuart_Armstrong13 Jul 2013 16:41 UTC
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Con­figu­ra­tions and Amplitude

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Apr 2008 3:14 UTC
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Joint Configurations

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Apr 2008 5:00 UTC
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Belief in the Im­plied Invisible

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 Apr 2008 7:40 UTC
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Be­ing Half-Ra­tional About Pas­cal’s Wager is Even Worse

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Apr 2013 5:20 UTC
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Quan­tum Non-Realism

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 May 2008 5:27 UTC
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Where Physics Meets Experience

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Apr 2008 4:58 UTC
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Where Ex­pe­rience Con­fuses Physicists

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Apr 2008 5:05 UTC
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Distinct Configurations

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Apr 2008 4:42 UTC
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Philos­o­phy as low-en­ergy approximation

Charlie Steiner5 Feb 2019 19:34 UTC
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De­co­her­ence is Simple

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 May 2008 7:44 UTC
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Scott Aaron­son on Born Probabilities

Wei_Dai2 Oct 2009 6:40 UTC
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Can You Prove Two Par­ti­cles Are Iden­ti­cal?

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 Apr 2008 7:06 UTC
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Col­lapse Postulates

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 May 2008 7:49 UTC
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Ask an ex­per­i­men­tal physicist

RolfAndreassen8 Jun 2012 23:43 UTC
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Clas­si­cal Con­figu­ra­tion Spaces

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Apr 2008 8:40 UTC
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The Quan­tum Arena

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
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Feyn­man Paths

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 Apr 2008 6:32 UTC
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No In­di­vi­d­ual Particles

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Apr 2008 4:40 UTC
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Iden­tity Isn’t In Spe­cific Atoms

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Apr 2008 4:55 UTC
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Decoherence

Eliezer Yudkowsky22 Apr 2008 6:41 UTC
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The So-Called Heisen­berg Uncer­tainty Principle

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Apr 2008 6:36 UTC
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Which Ba­sis Is More Fun­da­men­tal?

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Apr 2008 4:17 UTC
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On Be­ing Decoherent

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Apr 2008 4:59 UTC
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De­co­her­ence is Pointless

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Apr 2008 6:38 UTC
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De­co­her­ent Essences

Eliezer Yudkowsky30 Apr 2008 6:32 UTC
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The Born Probabilities

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 May 2008 5:50 UTC
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De­co­her­ence as Projection

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 May 2008 6:32 UTC
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En­tan­gled Photons

Eliezer Yudkowsky3 May 2008 7:20 UTC
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Bell’s The­o­rem: No EPR “Real­ity”

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 May 2008 4:44 UTC
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Spooky Ac­tion at a Dis­tance: The No-Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Theorem

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 May 2008 2:43 UTC
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Why Quan­tum?

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Jun 2008 5:34 UTC
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An In­tu­itive Ex­pla­na­tion of Quan­tum Mechanics

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 3:45 UTC
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Quan­tum Physics Re­vealed As Non-Mysterious

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 5:20 UTC
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And the Win­ner is… Many-Wor­lds!

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 6:05 UTC
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Quan­tum Me­chan­ics and Per­sonal Identity

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Jun 2008 7:13 UTC
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Heat vs. Motion

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Apr 2008 3:55 UTC
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De­bug­ging the Quan­tum Physics Se­quence

Mitchell_Porter5 Sep 2012 15:55 UTC
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[Link] The Greek He­lio­cen­tric Theory

[deleted]12 Jun 2012 17:18 UTC
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LA-602 vs. RHIC Review

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Jun 2008 10:00 UTC
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Mach’s Prin­ci­ple: Anti-Epiphe­nom­e­nal Physics

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 May 2008 5:01 UTC
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Zeno walks into a bar

lsusr4 Aug 2019 7:00 UTC
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Time­less Control

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Jun 2008 5:16 UTC
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The on­go­ing trans­for­ma­tion of quan­tum field theory

Mitchell_Porter29 Dec 2012 9:45 UTC
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En­tropy and Temperature

spxtr17 Dec 2014 8:04 UTC
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Fru­gal­ity and work­ing from finite data

Snowyowl3 Sep 2010 9:37 UTC
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A thought-pro­cess test­ing opportunity

[deleted]22 Apr 2013 19:51 UTC
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Should We Ban Physics?

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jul 2008 8:12 UTC
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De­cel­er­at­ing: laser vs gun vs rocket

Stuart_Armstrong18 Feb 2019 23:21 UTC
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The Con­scious Sorites Paradox

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Apr 2008 2:58 UTC
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Rel­a­tive Con­figu­ra­tion Space

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 May 2008 9:25 UTC
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Time­less Beauty

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 May 2008 4:32 UTC
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Shock Level 5: Big Wor­lds and Mo­dal Realism

Roko25 May 2010 23:19 UTC
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Boxxy and Reagan

[deleted]13 Mar 2009 6:36 UTC
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Are you in a Boltz­mann simu­la­tion?

Stuart_Armstrong13 Sep 2018 12:56 UTC
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Astro­biol­ogy, Astron­omy, and the Fermi Para­dox II: Space & Time Revisited

CellBioGuy10 Mar 2016 5:19 UTC
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[Question] Is “phys­i­cal non­de­ter­minism” a mean­ingful con­cept?

Liron16 Jun 2019 15:55 UTC
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[Question] How does elec­tric­ity work liter­ally?

Long try24 Feb 2020 13:27 UTC
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Can we model tech­nolog­i­cal sin­gu­lar­ity as the phase tran­si­tion?

Just Learning26 Dec 2020 3:20 UTC
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Sin­gu­lar­ity&phase tran­si­tion-2. A pri­ori prob­a­bil­ity and ways to check.

Just Learning8 Feb 2021 2:21 UTC
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The (not so) para­dox­i­cal asym­me­try be­tween po­si­tion and momentum

ejenner28 Mar 2021 13:31 UTC
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On Falsify­ing the Si­mu­la­tion Hy­poth­e­sis (or Em­brac­ing its Pre­dic­tions)

Lorenzo Rex12 Apr 2021 0:12 UTC
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