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Religion

TagLast edit: 19 Jun 2022 10:50 UTC by Rick Rejeleene

Religion is a complex group of human activities — involving commitment to higher power, belief in belief, and a range of shared group practices such as worship meetings, rites of passage, etc.

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[Question] What spiritual ex­pe­riences have you had?

Gordon Seidoh Worley27 Dec 2019 3:41 UTC
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Notes on Reverence

David Gross4 Nov 2020 1:35 UTC
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Should some var­i­ant of longter­mism iden­tify as a re­li­gion?

mako yass11 Sep 2020 5:02 UTC
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Reli­gion is Good, Actually

Gordon Seidoh Worley9 Feb 2023 6:34 UTC
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An­swer to Job

Scott Alexander15 Mar 2015 18:02 UTC
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The Four Chil­dren of the Seder as the Si­mu­lacra Levels

Zvi7 Sep 2020 15:00 UTC
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(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Talk­ing Snakes: A Cau­tion­ary Tale

Scott Alexander13 Mar 2009 1:41 UTC
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What is filling the hole left by re­li­gion?

Philosophistry4 Aug 2020 6:48 UTC
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The Gal­ileo af­fair: who was on the side of ra­tio­nal­ity?

Val15 Feb 2015 20:52 UTC
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What Can We Learn About Hu­man Psy­chol­ogy from Chris­tian Apolo­get­ics?

ChrisHallquist21 Oct 2013 22:02 UTC
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Pro­fess­ing and Cheering

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Aug 2007 7:20 UTC
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You May Already Be A Sinner

Scott Alexander9 Mar 2009 23:18 UTC
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Beyond the Reach of God

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Oct 2008 15:42 UTC
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A Parable On Ob­so­lete Ideologies

Scott Alexander13 May 2009 22:51 UTC
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Reli­gion’s Claim to be Non-Disprovable

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Aug 2007 3:21 UTC
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God and Moses have a chat

Yitz17 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
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Book Re­view: The Se­cret Of Our Success

Scott Alexander5 Jun 2019 6:50 UTC
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(slatestarcodex.com)

Athe­ism = Un­the­ism + Antitheism

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Jul 2009 2:19 UTC
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Deep athe­ism and AI risk

Joe Carlsmith4 Jan 2024 18:58 UTC
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The Hip­pie Rab­bit Hole -Nuggets of Gold in Rivers of Bullshit

Jonathan Moregård5 Jan 2024 18:27 UTC
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(honestliving.substack.com)

An even deeper atheism

Joe Carlsmith11 Jan 2024 17:28 UTC
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Mus­ings on Cargo Cult Consciousness

Gareth Davidson25 Jan 2024 23:00 UTC
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My idea of sa­cred­ness, di­v­inity, and religion

Kaj_Sotala29 Oct 2023 12:50 UTC
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(kajsotala.fi)

The effects of re­li­gion (draft)

Solvent29 Sep 2011 1:11 UTC
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BHTV: Yud­kowsky & Adam Frank on “re­li­gious ex­pe­rience”

Eliezer Yudkowsky23 Mar 2009 1:33 UTC
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Cri­sis of Faith

Eliezer Yudkowsky10 Oct 2008 22:08 UTC
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Mini-re­view: ‘Prov­ing His­tory: Bayes’ The­o­rem and the Quest for the His­tor­i­cal Je­sus’

lukeprog1 Feb 2012 19:20 UTC
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Is Hu­man­ism A Reli­gion-Sub­sti­tute?

Eliezer Yudkowsky26 Mar 2008 4:18 UTC
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What is up with spiritu­al­ity?

KatjaGrace27 Jan 2021 6:20 UTC
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(worldspiritsockpuppet.com)

[Lec­ture Club] Awak­en­ing from the Mean­ing Crisis

Vaniver8 Mar 2021 15:22 UTC
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What I’d change about differ­ent philos­o­phy fields

Rob Bensinger8 Mar 2021 18:25 UTC
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[Book Re­view] Destiny Disrupted

lsusr21 Mar 2021 7:09 UTC
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Book re­view: The Ex­pla­na­tion of Ideology

PeterMcCluskey20 Jul 2021 3:42 UTC
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(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

For me the Chris­ti­an­ity deal-breaker was meekness

tcelferact26 Aug 2021 14:25 UTC
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Truth + Rea­son = The True Reli­gion?

David Gross17 Sep 2021 22:14 UTC
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Ex­cerpts from Veyne’s “Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths?”

Rob Bensinger8 Nov 2021 20:23 UTC
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Seek­ing mod­els of LW’s aver­sion to religion

Visible_Ignorance21 Feb 2022 18:54 UTC
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The Jor­dan Peter­son vs Sam Har­ris Debate

lsusr4 Apr 2022 0:55 UTC
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Ei­gen­val­ues for Dis­tance from The Bud­dhist Pre­cepts And The Ten Commandments

benjamin.j.campbell14 Nov 2022 5:50 UTC
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Mere Messiahs

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Dec 2007 0:49 UTC
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Let Them De­bate Col­lege Students

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Sep 2009 18:15 UTC
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If AIs be­come self-aware, what re­li­gion will they have?

mnvr31 Oct 2023 17:29 UTC
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Theism, Wed­nes­day, and Not Be­ing Adopted

Alicorn27 Apr 2009 16:49 UTC
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The Sa­cred Mundane

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Mar 2009 9:53 UTC
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Spec­u­la­tive Evopsych, Ep. 1

Optimization Process22 Nov 2018 19:00 UTC
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Per­son­hood is a Reli­gious Belief

jan Sijan3 May 2023 16:16 UTC
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Sᴜɴʀɪsᴇ Oᴀᴛʜ

jan Sijan13 Apr 2023 15:37 UTC
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(Ir)ra­tio­nal­ity of Pas­cal’s wager

filozof3377@gmial.com3 Aug 2020 20:57 UTC
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The uniquely awful ex­am­ple of theism

gjm10 Apr 2009 0:30 UTC
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Scien­tism vs. people

Roman Leventov18 Apr 2023 17:28 UTC
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The Ra­tion­al­ist Guide to Hinduism

Harsha G.29 Mar 2023 17:03 UTC
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(somestrangeloops.substack.com)

How Pas­cal’s Wager Saved My Soul

SRStarin18 Dec 2010 20:47 UTC
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Pas­cal’s Pyra­mid Scheme

patrissimo31 Jan 2010 18:56 UTC
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Offense ver­sus harm minimization

Scott Alexander16 Apr 2011 1:06 UTC
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The Proper Use of Doubt

Eliezer Yudkowsky6 Aug 2007 20:29 UTC
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[un­ti­tled post]

[Error communicating with LW2 server]20 May 2023 3:08 UTC
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Fake Justification

Eliezer Yudkowsky1 Nov 2007 3:57 UTC
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If you can see the box, you can open the box

ThePrussian26 Feb 2015 10:36 UTC
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Church vs. Taskforce

Eliezer Yudkowsky28 Mar 2009 9:23 UTC
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Crowley on Reli­gious Experience

Scott Alexander26 Mar 2009 22:59 UTC
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The Power to Un­der­stand “God”

Liron12 Sep 2019 18:38 UTC
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Are You a So­lar De­ity?

Scott Alexander15 Mar 2009 19:30 UTC
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Why There Is No An­swer to Your Philo­soph­i­cal Question

Bryan Frances24 Mar 2023 23:22 UTC
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The Shab­bos goy

PhilGoetz26 Mar 2010 16:16 UTC
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Third Alter­na­tives for After­life-ism

Eliezer Yudkowsky8 May 2007 7:41 UTC
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The Amaz­ing Vir­gin Pregnancy

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Dec 2007 14:00 UTC
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Re­cent de-con­vert sat­u­rated by re­li­gious com­mu­nity; ad­vice?

jwhendy4 Apr 2011 3:25 UTC
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And the word was “God”

pchvykov30 Aug 2022 21:13 UTC
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Why I’m Stay­ing On Blog­ging­heads.tv

Eliezer Yudkowsky7 Sep 2009 20:15 UTC
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Ques­tions on Theism

Aiyen8 Oct 2014 21:02 UTC
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The Temp­ta­tion to Bubble

gressettd23 Sep 2015 23:34 UTC
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An­swer to a ques­tion: what do I think about God’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion pat­terns?

Jim Pivarski5 Jun 2023 21:40 UTC
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Aura as a pro­pri­o­cep­tive glitch

pchvykov12 Jun 2023 19:30 UTC
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The Wannabe Rational

MrHen15 Jan 2010 20:09 UTC
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[Link] Nerds are nuts

[deleted]7 Jun 2012 7:48 UTC
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My Time As A Goddess

Evenstar4 Jul 2023 13:14 UTC
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The Sin of Persuasion

Desrtopa27 Nov 2010 21:44 UTC
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[Link] Belief in re­li­gion con­sid­ered harm­ful?

[deleted]17 Dec 2011 22:38 UTC
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My athe­ism story

Pausecafe4 Feb 2019 14:33 UTC
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HP:MOR and the Ra­dio Fallacy

RichardChappell21 Jul 2012 19:55 UTC
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Ex­clude the su­per­nat­u­ral? My wor­ld­view is up for grabs.

r_claypool25 Jun 2011 3:46 UTC
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Ms. Blue, meet Mr. Green

alexei1 Mar 2018 13:43 UTC
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Out­side the Laboratory

Eliezer Yudkowsky21 Jan 2007 3:46 UTC
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Belief in Belief

Eliezer Yudkowsky29 Jul 2007 17:49 UTC
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An Alien God

Eliezer Yudkowsky2 Nov 2007 6:57 UTC
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Leave a Line of Retreat

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Feb 2008 23:57 UTC
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No, Really, I’ve De­ceived Myself

Eliezer Yudkowsky4 Mar 2009 23:29 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity Outreach: A Parable

[deleted]17 Mar 2011 13:10 UTC
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An Open Let­ter On Love

nroman22 Oct 2020 20:21 UTC
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Ask OB: Leav­ing the Fold

Eliezer Yudkowsky9 Nov 2008 18:08 UTC
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Pu­tanu­monit: If ra­tio­nal­ity is a re­li­gion, it’s a crappy one.

Jacob Falkovich15 Apr 2017 16:44 UTC
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(putanumonit.com)

The Tree of Life, and a Note on Job

Bill Benzon31 Aug 2023 14:03 UTC
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Let’s Read: an es­say on AI Theology

Yuxi_Liu4 Jul 2019 7:50 UTC
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Reli­gion as Goodhart

shminux8 Jul 2019 0:38 UTC
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Maybe Theism Is OK

byrnema10 Apr 2009 21:09 UTC
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The Good Bayesian

Sideways25 Mar 2009 21:39 UTC
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Athe­ist or Ag­nos­tic?

byrnema18 Apr 2009 21:25 UTC
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Maybe Theism Is OK—Part 2

byrnema11 Apr 2009 6:32 UTC
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The pur­pose of the (Mo­saic) law

mruwnik4 Sep 2023 23:38 UTC
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Maybe the­ism is wrong

infotropism11 Apr 2009 16:53 UTC
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Anti-ra­tio­nal­ity quotes

PhilGoetz17 Apr 2009 17:55 UTC
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Wed­nes­day de­pends on us.

byrnema29 Apr 2009 3:47 UTC
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The Laws of Magic

Annoyance15 Jun 2009 19:13 UTC
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Great post on Red­dit about ac­cept­ing atheism

cousin_it30 Aug 2009 20:56 UTC
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“The Book Of Mor­mon” or Belief In Belief, The Musical

Raw_Power14 Feb 2012 14:48 UTC
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Pos­i­tive Thinking

Swimmer963 (Miranda Dixon-Luinenburg) 7 Mar 2011 1:03 UTC
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The Pu­ri­tans would one-box: ev­i­den­tial de­ci­sion the­ory in the 17th century

g-w114 Oct 2023 20:23 UTC
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(jacobgw.com)

Change My View: In­cum­bent re­li­gions still get too much leeway

mike_hawke7 Jan 2021 19:44 UTC
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[Question] Good, Evil and (?)In­differ­ent God Challanges

Szymon Kucharski2 Mar 2021 13:57 UTC
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Tri­an­gle Opportunity

Alex Beyman26 Sep 2022 20:42 UTC
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The Fu­til­ity of Religion

nmc24 Oct 2022 19:42 UTC
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Magic Shoes

onur24 Mar 2021 21:14 UTC
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The Holy Algorithm

Malmesbury3 Apr 2021 18:09 UTC
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(www.telescopic-turnip.net)

Si­mu­la­tion the­ol­ogy: prac­ti­cal as­pect.

Just Learning5 May 2021 2:20 UTC
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[Question] How can there be a god­less moral world ?

momom221 Jun 2021 12:34 UTC
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A Some­what Ra­tion­al­ist Baptism

ZorbaTHut25 Jun 2021 0:39 UTC
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Syncretism

Annapurna28 Oct 2022 16:08 UTC
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(jorgevelez.substack.com)

Med­i­ta­tions on faith

Richard_Ngo15 Jan 2021 22:20 UTC
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Zen and the Art of Rationality

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Dec 2007 4:36 UTC
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Mo­ti­vat­ing Align­ment of LLM-Pow­ered Agents: Easy for AGI, Hard for ASI?

RogerDearnaley11 Jan 2024 12:56 UTC
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Scout Mind­set and Lat­ter-Day Saint Apostasy

Erich_Grunewald23 Oct 2021 14:18 UTC
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(www.erichgrunewald.com)

God Is Great

Mahdi Complex30 Oct 2021 13:03 UTC
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What kind of place is this?

Jim Pivarski25 Feb 2023 2:14 UTC
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Rais­ing the San­ity Waterline

Eliezer Yudkowsky12 Mar 2009 4:28 UTC
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Why Mir­a­cles Should Not Be Used as a Rea­son to Believe in a Religion

Yitz23 Mar 2022 20:53 UTC
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A Primer on God, Liber­al­ism and the End of History

Mahdi Complex26 Mar 2022 20:07 UTC
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[Question] Is re­li­gion lo­cally cor­rect for con­se­quen­tial­ists in some in­stances?

Robert Feinstein8 Mar 2023 4:02 UTC
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Can Hu­man­ism Match Reli­gion’s Out­put?

Eliezer Yudkowsky27 Mar 2009 11:32 UTC
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The Unifi­ca­tion of Physics and Me­ta­physics: 22 Ax­ioms for All Existences

30 Apr 2023 4:16 UTC
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Won­der and The Golden AI Rule

JeffreyK3 Jul 2022 18:21 UTC
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Bayesian Judo

Eliezer Yudkowsky31 Jul 2007 5:53 UTC
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Guardians of Ayn Rand

Eliezer Yudkowsky18 Dec 2007 6:24 UTC
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Avoid­ing Your Belief’s Real Weak Points

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Oct 2007 1:59 UTC
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Epistemic Viciousness

Eliezer Yudkowsky13 Mar 2009 23:33 UTC
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Open-Source Monasticism

Nathan Rosquist25 Feb 2018 13:52 UTC
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Lifeism in the midst of death

TobyBartels9 Dec 2012 13:28 UTC
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You’re En­ti­tled to Ar­gu­ments, But Not (That Par­tic­u­lar) Proof

Eliezer Yudkowsky15 Feb 2010 7:58 UTC
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Why do Con­tem­pla­tive Prac­ti­tion­ers Make so Many Me­ta­phys­i­cal Claims?

romeostevensit31 Dec 2018 19:44 UTC
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I Defy the Data!

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Aug 2007 21:33 UTC
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How the­ism works

Paul Crowley10 Apr 2009 16:16 UTC
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