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Prac­tice & Philos­o­phy of Science

TagLast edit: 10 Jul 2020 13:00 UTC by Kaj_Sotala

Practice and Philosophy of Science is for posts that discuss how science is done or should be done; examples include Building Intuitions on Non-Empirical Arguments in Science and the Science and Rationality sequence. (It is not for posts that simply report on a new scientific result.)

On Solv­ing Prob­lems Be­fore They Ap­pear: The Weird Episte­molo­gies of Alignment

adamShimi11 Oct 2021 8:20 UTC
107 points
10 comments15 min readLW link

Shot­gun Book Re­views: Against Method, The Knowl­edge Ma­chine and Un­der­stand­ing Nature

adamShimi14 Mar 2022 8:13 UTC
28 points
2 comments8 min readLW link

Science in a High-Di­men­sional World

johnswentworth8 Jan 2021 17:52 UTC
285 points
53 comments7 min readLW link1 review

Episte­molog­i­cal Fram­ing for AI Align­ment Research

adamShimi8 Mar 2021 22:05 UTC
55 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

In­tu­itions about solv­ing hard problems

Richard_Ngo25 Apr 2022 15:29 UTC
102 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

12 in­ter­est­ing things I learned study­ing the dis­cov­ery of na­ture’s laws

Ben Pace19 Feb 2022 23:39 UTC
262 points
40 comments9 min readLW link1 review

You Are Not Mea­sur­ing What You Think You Are Measuring

johnswentworth20 Sep 2022 20:04 UTC
369 points
44 comments8 min readLW link2 reviews

Paper read­ing as a Cargo Cult

jem-mosig7 Aug 2022 7:50 UTC
70 points
10 comments5 min readLW link

Scien­tific Wrestling: Beyond Pas­sive Hy­poth­e­sis-Testing

adamShimi7 Mar 2022 12:01 UTC
43 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

Re­quire­ments for a STEM-ca­pa­ble AGI Value Learner (my Case for Less Doom)

RogerDearnaley25 May 2023 9:26 UTC
32 points
3 comments15 min readLW link

Science Isn’t Strict Enough

Eliezer Yudkowsky16 May 2008 6:51 UTC
57 points
64 comments5 min readLW link

The Scien­tific Ap­proach To Any­thing and Everything

Rami Rustom9 Mar 2023 11:27 UTC
5 points
5 comments16 min readLW link

Is Science Slow­ing Down?

Scott Alexander27 Nov 2018 3:30 UTC
125 points
77 comments9 min readLW link1 review
(slatestarcodex.com)

Towards a Bayesian model for Em­piri­cal Science

Yair Halberstadt7 Oct 2021 5:38 UTC
11 points
7 comments7 min readLW link

Ed Boy­den on the State of Science

Ben Pace13 May 2019 1:54 UTC
62 points
2 comments9 min readLW link

Be­ware The Man Of One Study

Scott Alexander12 Dec 2014 9:04 UTC
61 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

No Safe Defense, Not Even Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 May 2008 5:19 UTC
108 points
71 comments6 min readLW link

Chang­ing the Defi­ni­tion of Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 May 2008 18:07 UTC
30 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

Faster Than Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 May 2008 0:19 UTC
69 points
13 comments4 min readLW link

Align­ment Re­search Field Guide

abramdemski8 Mar 2019 19:57 UTC
264 points
9 comments17 min readLW link2 reviews

[Question] Come and day­dream with me about sci­ence reform

TeaTieAndHat15 Jan 2024 11:09 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

In­sti­tu­tional eco­nomics through the lens of scale-free reg­u­la­tive de­vel­op­ment, mor­pho­gen­e­sis, and cog­ni­tive science

Roman Leventov23 Jan 2024 19:42 UTC
8 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Lead­ing The Parade

johnswentworth31 Jan 2024 22:39 UTC
141 points
30 comments9 min readLW link

Tips for Em­piri­cal Align­ment Research

Ethan Perez29 Feb 2024 6:04 UTC
142 points
4 comments22 min readLW link

How I se­lect al­ign­ment re­search projects

10 Apr 2024 4:33 UTC
34 points
4 comments24 min readLW link

Dis­solv­ing the Prob­lem of Induction

Liron27 Dec 2020 17:58 UTC
40 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

“The Need for Long-term Re­search”—Seeds of Science call for reviewers

rogersbacon11 Apr 2023 15:37 UTC
15 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Linkpost: A Post Mortem on the Gino Case

Linch24 Oct 2023 6:50 UTC
89 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(www.theorgplumber.com)

Build­ing In­tu­itions On Non-Em­piri­cal Ar­gu­ments In Science

Scott Alexander7 Nov 2019 6:50 UTC
56 points
27 comments11 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Book Re­view: The Struc­ture Of Scien­tific Revolutions

Scott Alexander9 Jan 2019 7:10 UTC
104 points
30 comments19 min readLW link1 review
(slatestarcodex.com)

The Failures of Eld Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 May 2008 10:32 UTC
98 points
56 comments9 min readLW link

The Dilemma: Science or Bayes?

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 May 2008 8:16 UTC
52 points
189 comments5 min readLW link

Science Doesn’t Trust Your Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky14 May 2008 2:13 UTC
63 points
136 comments3 min readLW link

When Science Can’t Help

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 May 2008 7:24 UTC
68 points
90 comments4 min readLW link

Does blind re­view slow down sci­ence?

Kaj_Sotala6 Mar 2009 12:35 UTC
25 points
22 comments4 min readLW link

Do Scien­tists Already Know This Stuff?

Eliezer Yudkowsky17 May 2008 2:25 UTC
55 points
57 comments5 min readLW link

How to Fix Science

lukeprog7 Mar 2012 2:51 UTC
70 points
144 comments5 min readLW link

Fol­low-up on ESP study: “We don’t pub­lish repli­ca­tions”

CarlShulman12 Jul 2011 20:48 UTC
111 points
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This is why we can’t have so­cial science

Costanza13 Jul 2014 21:04 UTC
51 points
83 comments1 min readLW link

13 Causes of Bad Science (Novum Or­ganum Book 1: 69-92)

Francis Bacon4 Oct 2019 19:52 UTC
33 points
1 comment30 min readLW link

Shut­tling be­tween sci­ence and invention

jasoncrawford27 May 2020 21:25 UTC
61 points
1 comment6 min readLW link1 review
(rootsofprogress.org)

Study­ing Early Stage Science: Re­search Pro­gram Introduction

habryka17 Jan 2020 22:12 UTC
32 points
1 comment15 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala2 Aug 2018 8:30 UTC
30 points
29 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

The promise of con­nected science

lukeprog12 Nov 2011 18:22 UTC
33 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Karnofsky on fore­cast­ing and what sci­ence does

Rob Bensinger28 Mar 2018 1:55 UTC
14 points
0 comments8 min readLW link
(80000hours.org)

Is Molec­u­lar Nan­otech­nol­ogy “Scien­tific”?

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Aug 2007 4:11 UTC
39 points
49 comments2 min readLW link

Scien­tific Ev­i­dence, Le­gal Ev­i­dence, Ra­tional Evidence

Eliezer Yudkowsky19 Aug 2007 5:36 UTC
123 points
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A brief his­tory of eth­i­cally con­cerned scientists

Kaj_Sotala9 Feb 2013 5:50 UTC
103 points
143 comments14 min readLW link

[Book Re­view] The Trou­ble with Physics

lsusr5 Jan 2020 1:47 UTC
27 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Study­ing The Alien Mind

5 Dec 2023 17:27 UTC
76 points
10 comments15 min readLW link

Prob­lems in evolu­tion­ary psy­chol­ogy

Kaj_Sotala13 Aug 2010 18:57 UTC
85 points
102 comments8 min readLW link

Assess­ment of AI safety agen­das: think about the down­side risk

Roman Leventov19 Dec 2023 9:00 UTC
13 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Out­side the Laboratory

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2007 3:46 UTC
138 points
351 comments7 min readLW link

The Dogma of Ev­i­dence-based Medicine

ChristianKl25 Jan 2018 21:15 UTC
11 points
37 comments4 min readLW link

Science like a chef

Adam Zerner8 Feb 2018 21:23 UTC
32 points
17 comments3 min readLW link

Non-com­mu­ni­ca­ble Evidence

Adam Zerner17 Nov 2015 3:46 UTC
17 points
49 comments2 min readLW link

Diseased dis­ci­plines: the strange case of the in­verted chart

Morendil7 Feb 2012 9:45 UTC
62 points
150 comments4 min readLW link

Hedge drift and ad­vanced motte-and-bailey

Stefan_Schubert1 May 2016 14:45 UTC
55 points
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Knowl­edge value = knowl­edge qual­ity × do­main importance

John_Maxwell16 Apr 2012 8:40 UTC
14 points
41 comments1 min readLW link

Where Philos­o­phy Meets Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Apr 2008 21:21 UTC
49 points
21 comments4 min readLW link

To Spread Science, Keep It Secret

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2008 5:47 UTC
73 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Why no archive of re­futed re­search?

Kaj_Sotala26 Aug 2011 8:14 UTC
37 points
11 comments2 min readLW link

Prob­lems with Academia and the Ris­ing Sea

JonahS23 May 2013 19:17 UTC
46 points
39 comments4 min readLW link

Idols of the Mind Pt. 2 (Novum Or­ganum Book 1: 53-68)

Francis Bacon26 Sep 2019 22:24 UTC
28 points
3 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] What is sci­ence?

Adam Zerner11 Aug 2023 0:00 UTC
6 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

A So­cial His­tory of Truth

Vaniver31 Jul 2023 22:49 UTC
64 points
2 comments13 min readLW link

[Question] How good are our mouse mod­els (psy­chol­ogy, biol­ogy, medicine, etc.), ig­nor­ing trans­la­tion into hu­mans, just in terms of un­der­stand­ing mice? (Same ques­tion for drosophila.)

Ruby22 Jan 2021 20:45 UTC
60 points
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Episte­mol­ogy of HCH

adamShimi9 Feb 2021 11:46 UTC
17 points
2 comments10 min readLW link

[Question] If my pre­vi­ous re­search is wrong, what are my op­tions ?

BB67 Apr 2021 16:44 UTC
50 points
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In­ter­mit­tent Distil­la­tions #4: Semi­con­duc­tors, Eco­nomics, In­tel­li­gence, and Tech­nolog­i­cal Progress.

Mark Xu8 Jul 2021 22:14 UTC
81 points
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Ad­den­dum to “Amy­loid Plaques: Med­i­cal Good­hart, Chem­i­cal Streetlight”

J Bostock2 Sep 2021 17:42 UTC
10 points
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A Tax­on­omy of Research

J Bostock8 Sep 2021 19:30 UTC
5 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Mea­sure­ment, Op­ti­miza­tion, and Take-off Speed

jsteinhardt10 Sep 2021 19:30 UTC
48 points
4 comments13 min readLW link

Born Again: Dis­con­nected Psy­chol­ogy, Mar­tian Science, and the Order of the Phoenix

rogersbacon17 Sep 2021 14:23 UTC
4 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] Search for repli­ca­tion experiments

Andrew Vlahos20 Sep 2021 22:28 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Ex­pla­na­tions as Hard to Vary Assertions

Alexander24 Sep 2021 11:33 UTC
17 points
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Frank­furt Dec­la­ra­tion on the Cam­bridge Dec­la­ra­tion on Consciousness

Jan24 Oct 2021 9:54 UTC
9 points
3 comments5 min readLW link
(universalprior.substack.com)

Where did the 5 micron num­ber come from? Nowhere good. [Wired.com]

Elizabeth9 Nov 2021 7:14 UTC
108 points
8 comments1 min readLW link1 review
(www.wired.com)

Sci-Hub sued in India

Connor_Flexman13 Nov 2021 23:12 UTC
131 points
19 comments7 min readLW link

Stream­ing Science on Twitch

A Ray15 Nov 2021 22:24 UTC
21 points
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Un­der­stand­ing as hi­er­ar­chi­cal model building

invertedpassion13 Jan 2022 9:28 UTC
5 points
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[Question] How would you go about test­ing a poli­ti­cal the­ory like Ne­ofeu­dal­ism?

FinalFormal22 Feb 2022 17:09 UTC
3 points
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Strevens on sci­en­tific explanation

Richard_Ngo14 Feb 2022 8:10 UTC
16 points
5 comments7 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

An anal­ogy as the mid­wife of thermodynamics

adamShimi16 Feb 2022 21:34 UTC
30 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

Be­com­ing Stronger as Episte­mol­o­gist: Introduction

adamShimi15 Feb 2022 6:15 UTC
30 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Monks of Magnitude

[DEACTIVATED] Duncan Sabien18 Feb 2022 7:48 UTC
107 points
50 comments5 min readLW link1 review

What The Foucault

adamShimi19 Feb 2022 22:48 UTC
39 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

The Art and Science of In­tu­ition Pumping

adamShimi22 Feb 2022 0:18 UTC
26 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

The Limits Of Medicine—Part 2 - Ho­mo­gene­ity Assumptions

George3d62 Mar 2022 16:45 UTC
15 points
3 comments8 min readLW link
(www.epistem.ink)

Re­plac­ing Nat­u­ral Interpretations

adamShimi16 Mar 2022 13:05 UTC
16 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Christo­pher Alexan­der’s ar­chi­tec­ture for learning

Henrik Karlsson24 Mar 2022 9:11 UTC
44 points
8 comments9 min readLW link
(escapingflatland.substack.com)

Pro­duc­tive Mis­takes, Not Perfect Answers

adamShimi7 Apr 2022 16:41 UTC
97 points
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I only be­lieve in the paranormal

Malmesbury24 May 2022 12:15 UTC
94 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Levels of Pluralism

adamShimi27 Jul 2022 9:35 UTC
34 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Shapes of Mind and Plu­ral­ism in Alignment

adamShimi13 Aug 2022 10:01 UTC
33 points
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No One-Size-Fit-All Epistemic Strategy

adamShimi20 Aug 2022 12:56 UTC
23 points
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AI al­ign­ment as “nav­i­gat­ing the space of in­tel­li­gent be­havi­our”

Nora_Ammann23 Aug 2022 13:28 UTC
18 points
0 comments6 min readLW link

[Ex­plo­ra­tory] What does it mean that an ex­per­i­ment is high bit?

Johannes C. Mayer5 Sep 2022 3:13 UTC
5 points
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Twit­ter Polls: Ev­i­dence is Evidence

Zvi20 Sep 2022 12:30 UTC
34 points
8 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Unit Test Everything

DirectedEvolution29 Sep 2022 18:12 UTC
30 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

The Balto/​Togo the­ory of sci­en­tific development

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

Telic in­tu­itions across the sciences

mrcbarbier22 Oct 2022 21:31 UTC
4 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] Dumb and ill-posed ques­tion: Is con­cep­tual re­search like this MIRI pa­per on the shut­down prob­lem/​Cor­rigi­bil­ity “real”

joraine24 Nov 2022 5:08 UTC
25 points
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Science and Math

lsusr27 Nov 2022 4:05 UTC
19 points
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Proof as mere strong evidence

adamShimi14 Dec 2022 8:56 UTC
28 points
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(epistemologicalvigilance.substack.com)

Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets for Science

Vaniver2 Jan 2023 17:55 UTC
27 points
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What should a telic sci­ence look like?

mrcbarbier7 Jan 2023 16:13 UTC
10 points
0 comments11 min readLW link

The spe­cial na­ture of spe­cial relativity

adamShimi9 Jan 2023 17:30 UTC
37 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(epistemologicalvigilance.substack.com)

Re­marks 1–18 on GPT (com­pressed)

Cleo Nardo20 Mar 2023 22:27 UTC
146 points
35 comments31 min readLW link

Sim­ple proofs of the age of the uni­verse (or other things)

Astynax13 Sep 2022 18:20 UTC
16 points
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Fru­gal­ity and work­ing from finite data

Snowyowl3 Sep 2010 9:37 UTC
35 points
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Ex­per­i­ments and Consent

jefftk10 Nov 2019 14:50 UTC
30 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

“Con­cepts of Agency in Biol­ogy” (Okasha, 2023) - Brief Paper Summary

Nora_Ammann8 Jul 2023 18:22 UTC
40 points
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Time Binders

Slimepriestess24 Feb 2020 9:55 UTC
24 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

There is no royal road to alignment

Eleni Angelou18 Sep 2022 3:33 UTC
4 points
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Separat­ing the roles of the­ory and di­rect em­piri­cal ev­i­dence in be­lief for­ma­tion: the ex­am­ples of min­i­mum wage and an­thro­pogenic global warming

VipulNaik25 Jun 2014 21:47 UTC
38 points
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“Dirty con­cepts” in AI al­ign­ment dis­courses, and some guesses for how to deal with them

20 Aug 2023 9:13 UTC
65 points
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Con­tam­i­nated by Optimism

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Aug 2008 0:26 UTC
22 points
78 comments7 min readLW link

Paradigms and The­ory Choice in AI: Adap­tivity, Econ­omy and Control

particlemania28 Aug 2023 22:19 UTC
4 points
0 comments16 min readLW link

Fried­man’s “Pre­dic­tion vs. Ex­pla­na­tion”

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Sep 2008 6:15 UTC
9 points
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If Van der Waals was a neu­ral network

George3d628 Jan 2020 18:38 UTC
18 points
3 comments11 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

A Cor­re­spon­dence Theorem

johnswentworth26 Oct 2020 23:28 UTC
29 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Science vs. art

PhilGoetz16 Mar 2009 15:48 UTC
7 points
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Are the so­cial sci­ences challeng­ing be­cause of fun­da­men­tal difficul­ties or be­cause of im­posed ones?

ozziegooen10 Nov 2020 4:56 UTC
56 points
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Science to Be Done In­ter­na­tion­ally Us­ing Blockchain

Victor Porton7 Sep 2023 23:29 UTC
−18 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(science-dao.org)

Don’t Think About the Thing Be­hind the Cur­tain.

keltan19 Sep 2023 2:07 UTC
4 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Au­tomat­ing In­tel­li­gence: A Cur­sory Glance at How Au­toML Brings Pre­ci­sion to AI Development

RoscoHunter25 Sep 2023 9:39 UTC
3 points
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Miss­ing fore­cast­ing tools: from cat­a­logs to a new kind of pre­dic­tion market

MichaelLatowicki29 Mar 2023 9:55 UTC
14 points
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Over-encapsulation

PhilGoetz25 Mar 2010 17:58 UTC
29 points
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For al­ign­ment, we should si­mul­ta­neously use mul­ti­ple the­o­ries of cog­ni­tion and value

Roman Leventov24 Apr 2023 10:37 UTC
22 points
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Spar­sify: A mechanis­tic in­ter­pretabil­ity re­search agenda

Lee Sharkey3 Apr 2024 12:34 UTC
83 points
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Ein­stein’s Speed

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 May 2008 2:48 UTC
63 points
35 comments8 min readLW link

Me­ta­science of the Ve­su­vius Challenge

Maxwell Tabarrok30 Mar 2024 12:02 UTC
50 points
2 comments6 min readLW link
(www.maximum-progress.com)

Ob­jec­tive truth?

pchvykov15 Feb 2021 21:47 UTC
1 point
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An open let­ter to SERI MATS pro­gram organisers

Roman Leventov20 Apr 2023 16:34 UTC
21 points
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A re­ply to Byrnes on the Free En­ergy Principle

Roman Leventov3 Mar 2023 13:03 UTC
27 points
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Hard vs Soft in fields as at­ti­tudes to­wards model collision

J Bostock20 Apr 2021 18:57 UTC
13 points
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The Many Sto­ries of Science

amayhew29 Apr 2023 16:49 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(naiveskepticblog.wordpress.com)

The Frac­tal Fris­sons Reli­gion: Un­veiling the Im­mutable Pat­terns of the Universe

MilesSam20 Nov 2023 18:43 UTC
1 point
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Re­search Mo­ti­va­tions and “The Divi­sion of Cog­ni­tive La­bor”

Aidan_Kierans16 May 2021 0:00 UTC
4 points
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On “Epistemic Tres­pass­ing” and In­tel­lec­tual Modesty

Aidan_Kierans16 May 2021 0:40 UTC
9 points
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The case for more am­bi­tious lan­guage model evals

Jozdien30 Jan 2024 0:01 UTC
104 points
25 comments5 min readLW link

One Study, Many Re­sults (Matt Clancy)

aarongertler18 Jul 2021 23:10 UTC
84 points
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(mattsclancy.substack.com)

Book Re­view: A PhD is Not Enough

ljh27 Apr 2022 5:15 UTC
22 points
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Sum­mary: “In­ter­net Search tips” by Gw­ern Branwen

Pablo Repetto8 Apr 2022 2:02 UTC
12 points
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(pabloernesto.github.io)

[Question] Time Fuse in Head

Martin Rychlitzki25 Dec 2023 9:46 UTC
1 point
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Scien­tific Method

Andrij “Androniq” Ghorbunov18 Feb 2024 21:06 UTC
20 points
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But What’s Your *New Align­ment In­sight,* out of a Fu­ture-Text­book Para­graph?

David Udell7 May 2022 3:10 UTC
25 points
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[Book Re­view] Altered Traits

lsusr23 Sep 2021 0:33 UTC
66 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Progress and re­search dis­rup­tive­ness

Eleni Angelou12 Jan 2023 3:51 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.nature.com)

The Dark Side of Cog­ni­tion Hypothesis

Cameron Berg3 Oct 2021 20:10 UTC
19 points
1 comment16 min readLW link

The Quan­tum Wave Func­tion is Re­lated to a Philos­o­phy Concept

Richard Aragon20 Apr 2023 3:16 UTC
−11 points
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Scien­tism vs. people

Roman Leventov18 Apr 2023 17:28 UTC
4 points
4 comments11 min readLW link

Mo­saic and Pal­impsests: Two Shapes of Research

adamShimi12 Jul 2022 9:05 UTC
39 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

Quan­tum Dar­winism, so­cial con­structs, and the sci­en­tific method

pchvykov7 Feb 2024 7:04 UTC
6 points
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Cri­tique of some re­cent philos­o­phy of LLMs’ minds

Roman Leventov20 Jan 2023 12:53 UTC
51 points
8 comments20 min readLW link

On ex­act math­e­mat­i­cal formulae

daozaich22 Apr 2018 19:41 UTC
62 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How did academia en­sure pa­pers were cor­rect in the early 20th Cen­tury?

Ben Pace29 Dec 2018 23:37 UTC
99 points
17 comments2 min readLW link1 review

Even if you have a nail, not all ham­mers are the same

PhilGoetz29 Mar 2010 18:09 UTC
150 points
126 comments6 min readLW link

Tal Yarkoni: No, it’s not The In­cen­tives—it’s you

Zack_M_Davis11 Jun 2019 7:09 UTC
89 points
119 comments1 min readLW link4 reviews
(www.talyarkoni.org)

Rule Thinkers In, Not Out

Scott Alexander27 Feb 2019 2:40 UTC
221 points
67 comments4 min readLW link4 reviews
(slatestarcodex.com)

Science as Attire

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Aug 2007 5:10 UTC
149 points
88 comments2 min readLW link

The Skep­tic’s Trilemma

Scott Alexander15 Mar 2009 0:12 UTC
83 points
15 comments5 min readLW link

Some Heuris­tics for Eval­u­at­ing the Sound­ness of the Aca­demic Main­stream in Un­fa­mil­iar Fields

Vladimir_M15 Feb 2011 9:17 UTC
101 points
276 comments9 min readLW link

Para­psy­chol­ogy: the con­trol group for science

AllanCrossman5 Dec 2009 22:50 UTC
96 points
188 comments2 min readLW link

Priv­ileg­ing the Hypothesis

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Sep 2009 0:40 UTC
116 points
130 comments5 min readLW link

Were atoms real?

AnnaSalamon8 Dec 2010 17:30 UTC
93 points
157 comments4 min readLW link

Science: Do It Yourself

alyssavance13 Feb 2011 4:47 UTC
85 points
206 comments6 min readLW link

Gears vs Behavior

johnswentworth19 Sep 2019 6:50 UTC
107 points
13 comments7 min readLW link1 review

Ein­stein’s Arrogance

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Sep 2007 1:29 UTC
153 points
89 comments3 min readLW link

I Defy the Data!

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Aug 2007 21:33 UTC
93 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Why epi­demiol­ogy will not cor­rect itself

gwern11 Aug 2011 0:54 UTC
69 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

[Linkpost] Danger of mo­ti­va­tio­ge­n­e­sis in in­ter­dis­ci­plinary work

particlemania25 Nov 2021 0:13 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Exegesis

rogersbacon31 Dec 2021 17:48 UTC
9 points
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(rogersbacon.substack.com)

The Scent of Bad Psychology

Jacob Falkovich10 Sep 2018 18:42 UTC
42 points
6 comments1 min readLW link
(putanumonit.com)

No One Knows What Science Doesn’t Know

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Oct 2007 23:47 UTC
87 points
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Scien­tific mis­con­duct mis­di­ag­nosed be­cause of sci­en­tific misconduct

GLaDOS10 Jun 2011 14:49 UTC
61 points
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Align­ment’s phlo­gis­ton

Eleni Angelou18 Aug 2022 22:27 UTC
10 points
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The Gal­ileo af­fair: who was on the side of ra­tio­nal­ity?

Val15 Feb 2015 20:52 UTC
48 points
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Novum Or­ganum: Preface

Francis Bacon19 Sep 2019 22:51 UTC
54 points
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[Question] Which sci­en­tific dis­cov­ery was most ahead of its time?

Richard_Ngo16 May 2019 12:58 UTC
38 points
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Is the rate of sci­en­tific progress slow­ing down? (by Tyler Cowen and Ben South­wood)

Ben Pace2 Dec 2019 3:45 UTC
49 points
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(docs.google.com)

Epistemic Arte­facts of (con­cep­tual) AI al­ign­ment research

19 Aug 2022 17:18 UTC
30 points
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Kevin Sim­ler’s “Go­ing Crit­i­cal”

habryka16 May 2019 4:36 UTC
56 points
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(www.meltingasphalt.com)

The Inad­e­quacy of Cur­rent Science (Novum Or­ganum Book 1: 1-37)

Francis Bacon23 Sep 2019 2:53 UTC
38 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

Fix­ing sci­ence via a ba­sic income

Kaj_Sotala8 Dec 2017 14:20 UTC
14 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Con­junc­tion Con­tro­versy (Or, How They Nail It Down)

Eliezer Yudkowsky20 Sep 2007 2:41 UTC
58 points
25 comments8 min readLW link

Feed the spinoff heuris­tic!

CarlShulman9 Feb 2012 7:41 UTC
82 points
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On alien science

Richard_Ngo2 Jun 2019 14:50 UTC
44 points
8 comments5 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

My IRB Nightmare

Scott Alexander28 Sep 2017 16:47 UTC
49 points
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A multi-dis­ci­plinary view on AI safety research

Roman Leventov8 Feb 2023 16:50 UTC
43 points
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Er­ror de­tec­tion bias in research

neq122 Sep 2010 3:00 UTC
73 points
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How Should We Cri­tique Re­search? A De­ci­sion Perspective

gwern14 Jul 2019 22:51 UTC
46 points
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(www.gwern.net)

Cur­rent Trends in Eco­nomics and their Shortcoming

joshlevent28 Nov 2022 19:36 UTC
5 points
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Who or­dered al­ign­ment’s ap­ple?

Eleni Angelou28 Aug 2022 4:05 UTC
6 points
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[Question] Books on the zeit­geist of sci­ence dur­ing Lord Kelvin’s time.

Hazard9 Dec 2019 0:17 UTC
30 points
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What sci­ence needs

PhilGoetz2 Dec 2012 22:31 UTC
58 points
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Align­ment is hard. Com­mu­ni­cat­ing that, might be harder

Eleni Angelou1 Sep 2022 16:57 UTC
7 points
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Sex, Lies, and Dexamethasone

Jacob Falkovich20 Feb 2018 19:56 UTC
15 points
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Coun­ter­fac­tual out­come state tran­si­tion parameters

Anders_H27 Jul 2018 21:13 UTC
37 points
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[Link] The Greek He­lio­cen­tric Theory

[deleted]12 Jun 2012 17:18 UTC
52 points
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What’s wrong with psy­chol­ogy, any­way?

Anatoly_Vorobey28 Apr 2012 23:36 UTC
43 points
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[Question] Hard to find fac­tors mess­ing up ex­per­i­ments: Ex­am­ples?

Hazard15 Nov 2019 17:46 UTC
32 points
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Lone Ge­nius Bias and Re­turns on Ad­di­tional Researchers

ChrisHallquist1 Nov 2013 0:38 UTC
37 points
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A hun­dred Shakespeares

Stuart_Armstrong11 Dec 2018 23:11 UTC
29 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Mov­ing to a World Beyond “p < 0.05”

lifelonglearner19 Apr 2019 23:09 UTC
23 points
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(www.tandfonline.com)

Why Aca­demic Papers Are A Ter­rible Dis­cus­sion Forum

alyssavance20 Jun 2012 18:15 UTC
45 points
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Break­ing the Op­ti­mizer’s Curse, and Con­se­quences for Ex­is­ten­tial Risks and Value Learning

Roger Dearnaley21 Feb 2023 9:05 UTC
10 points
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Nat­u­ral Laws Are De­scrip­tions, not Rules

pragmatist8 Aug 2012 4:27 UTC
33 points
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~100 In­ter­est­ing Questions

RohanS30 Mar 2023 13:57 UTC
53 points
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