Up­dated Beliefs (ex­am­ples of)

TagLast edit: 10 Aug 2020 16:40 UTC by brook

Updated Beliefs is a report of general beliefs or perspectives that one has substantially changed their mind about. A post on this may share what one used to think, what the new views are, and what caused the change. Sharing such accounts publicly is prosocial and allows others to learn from one’s experience too.

See also: Bayesianism, Changing Your Mind

This tag is specifically for changes in general beliefs about the world – what you believed before, what you believe now, and causes of the change. If a post focuses reporting actions and outcomes together with an evaluation of the choices/​thinking patterns used, then it is a good fit for Postmortems & Retrospectives. Central examples of Updated Beliefs posts are “‘Other people are wrong’ vs ‘I am right’” and “Six Economics Misconceptions”; in contrast, a central example of a Postmortems & Retrospectives post is “Arbital Postmortem”.

Six eco­nomics mis­con­cep­tions of mine which I’ve re­solved over the last few years

Buck13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
143 points
53 comments9 min readLW link

“Other peo­ple are wrong” vs “I am right”

Buck22 Feb 2019 20:01 UTC
199 points
19 comments9 min readLW link2 nominations2 reviews

Three ways CFAR has changed my view of rationality

Julia_Galef10 Sep 2013 18:24 UTC
156 points
59 comments5 min readLW link

Where I’ve Changed My Mind on My Ap­proach to Spec­u­la­tive Causes

peter_hurford16 Aug 2013 7:09 UTC
59 points
51 comments4 min readLW link

Have you changed your mind lately? On what?

Emile4 Jun 2012 19:54 UTC
39 points
106 comments1 min readLW link

Fibromyal­gia, Pain & De­pres­sion. How much is due to phys­i­cal mis­al­ign­ment?

leggi29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
5 points
4 comments18 min readLW link

Oops on Com­mod­ity Prices

sarahconstantin10 Jun 2018 15:40 UTC
143 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Up­dates Thread

adamzerner9 Sep 2020 4:34 UTC
54 points
41 comments1 min readLW link

Link: Re-read­ing Kah­ne­man’s Think­ing, Fast and Slow

toomanymetas4 Jul 2016 6:32 UTC
26 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

List of re­solved con­fu­sions about IDA

Wei_Dai30 Sep 2019 20:03 UTC
94 points
18 comments3 min readLW link

Book Re­view: De­sign Prin­ci­ples of Biolog­i­cal Circuits

johnswentworth5 Nov 2019 6:49 UTC
147 points
22 comments12 min readLW link2 nominations1 review

Talk­ing Snakes: A Cau­tion­ary Tale

Scott Alexander13 Mar 2009 1:41 UTC
145 points
230 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Willing to share some words that changed your be­liefs/​be­hav­ior?

Duncan_Sabien23 Mar 2019 2:08 UTC
28 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

My Bayesian Enlightenment

Eliezer Yudkowsky5 Oct 2008 16:45 UTC
41 points
64 comments7 min readLW link

Kelly *is* (just) about log­a­r­ith­mic utility

abramdemski1 Mar 2021 20:02 UTC
69 points
18 comments12 min readLW link

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

BB67 Apr 2021 16:44 UTC
49 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

What I’ve learned from Less Wrong

Louie20 Nov 2010 12:47 UTC
103 points
235 comments3 min readLW link

Change A View: An in­ter­est­ing on­line community

habryka30 Apr 2019 18:34 UTC
50 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are some ar­ti­cles that up­dated your be­liefs a lot on an im­por­tant topic?

Mati_Roy11 Mar 2020 22:34 UTC
32 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Mis­takes repository

Dorikka9 Sep 2013 3:32 UTC
32 points
196 comments1 min readLW link

Alex Ir­pan: “My AI Timelines Have Sped Up”

Vaniver19 Aug 2020 16:23 UTC
43 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

What false be­liefs have you held and why were you wrong?

Punoxysm16 Oct 2014 17:58 UTC
43 points
368 comments1 min readLW link

Types of Con­fu­sion Experiences

Hazard11 Mar 2018 14:32 UTC
13 points
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Men­tal Ill­ness Is Not Ev­i­dence Against Abuse Allegations

sarahconstantin13 May 2018 19:50 UTC
11 points
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Knox and Sol­lecito freed

komponisto3 Oct 2011 20:24 UTC
39 points
114 comments1 min readLW link

Why could you be op­ti­mistic that the Sin­gu­lar­ity is Near?

gwern14 Jul 2012 23:33 UTC
34 points
37 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­treme up­dat­ing: The devil is in the miss­ing details

PhilGoetz25 Mar 2009 17:55 UTC
7 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

I Changed My Mind To­day—Canned Laughter

pre15 Apr 2009 23:59 UTC
15 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

jasoncrawford23 Jan 2021 22:05 UTC
156 points
73 comments8 min readLW link

Leaky Del­e­ga­tion: You are not a Commodity

Darmani25 Jan 2021 2:04 UTC
243 points
31 comments15 min readLW link
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