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World Modeling

World Model­ing is get­ting cu­ri­ous about how the world works. It’s div­ing into wikipe­dia, it’s run­ning a sur­vey to get data from your friends, it’s drop­ping balls from differ­ent heights and mea­sur­ing how long they take to fall. Em­piri­cism, schol­ar­ship, googling, in­tro­spec­tion, data-gath­er­ing, sci­ence. Ap­ply­ing your episte­mol­ogy and cu­ri­os­ity, find­ing out how the damn thing works, and writ­ing it down for the rest of us.

The eleventh virtue is schol­ar­ship. Study many sci­ences and ab­sorb their power as your own. Each field that you con­sume makes you larger. If you swal­low enough sci­ences the gaps be­tween them will diminish and your knowl­edge will be­come a unified whole. If you are glut­tonous you will be­come vaster than moun­tains.

-- Twelve Virtues of Rationality


World Model­ing Sub-Topics

Math­e­mat­i­cal Sciences

Ab­strac­tion
An­throp­ic­s
Cat­e­gory The­o­ry
Causal­i­ty
Game The­o­ry
De­ci­sion The­o­ry
In­for­ma­tion The­o­ry
Logic & Math­e­mat­ic­s
Prob­a­bil­ity & Statistics

Speci­fic­s
Pri­soner’s Dilemma

Gen­eral Science & Eng

Ma­chine Learn­ing
Nan­otech­nol­o­gy
Physic­s
Pro­gram­ming
S­pace Ex­plo­ra­tion & Colonization

Speci­fic­s
The Great Filter

Meta /​ Misc

Aca­demic Paper­s
Book Re­views
Distil­la­tion & Ped­a­gogy
Fact Post­s
Re­search Agen­das
S­chol­ar­ship & Learning

So­cial & Economic

Eco­nomic­s
Fi­nan­cial In­vest­ing
His­to­ry
Poli­tic­s
Progress Stud­ies
So­cial and Cul­tural Dynamics

Speci­fic­s
Con­flict vs Mis­take The­o­ry
Cost Disease
Effi­cient Mar­ket Hy­poth­e­sis
In­dus­trial Revolu­tion
Mo­ral Mazes
Sig­nal­ing
So­cial Real­i­ty
So­cial Status

Biolog­i­cal & Psychological

Aging
Biol­o­gy
Con­scious­ness
Evolu­tion
Evolu­tion­ary Psychology
Medicine
Neuroscience
Qualia

Speci­fic­s
Coron­avirus
Gen­eral In­tel­li­gence
IQ /​ g-factor
Neocortex

The Prac­tice of Modeling

Epistemic Re­view
Ex­per­tise
Gears-Level Model­s
Falsifi­a­bil­i­ty
Fore­cast­ing & Pre­dic­tion
Fore­casts (Lists of)
In­side/​Out­side View
Jar­gon (meta)
Prac­tice and Philos­o­phy of Science
Pre­dic­tion Mar­ket­s
Re­duc­tion­is­m
Repli­ca­bil­ity

A defi­ni­tion by elimination

Prop­erly con­sid­ered, the over­whelming ma­jor­ity of con­tent LessWrong is about mod­el­ing how the world is, in­clud­ing al­most all posts on Ra­tion­al­ity and all prac­ti­cal ad­vice. The in­tended us­age of World Model­ing is to cap­ture all con­tent de­scribing how the world is that is not cap­tured by the more spe­cific ma­jor tags of Ra­tion­al­ity, World Op­ti­miza­tion, and AI.

If con­tent war­rants a no to all of the above ques­tions, then it is likely to be both rel­a­tively pure world mod­el­ing (not about op­ti­miz­ing in any di­rect way) and not already cov­ered by an ex­ist­ing ma­jor cat­e­gory. It is then a good fit for the World Model­ing cat­e­gory. Stuff like math, sci­ence, history

Some more examples

A study of how peo­ple his­tor­i­cally ex­er­cised is World Model­ing. Ad­vice on the op­ti­mal way to ex­er­cise in the pre­sent day is World Op­ti­miza­tion. A study of the Fall of Rome would be World Model­ing. A re­view of cur­rent poli­cies be­ing dis­cussed by peo­ple who want to cause changes in a pre­sent gov­ern­ment should be clas­sified as Op­ti­miza­tion. It would be World Model­ing too only if it is ex­pected to be of in­ter­est to peo­ple with no im­me­di­ate plans to try to al­ter gov­ern­ment, for ex­am­ple a re­view on the effects of mar­ijuana on pro­duc­tivity, driv­ing, IQ, etc.

A Crash Course in the Neu­ro­science of Hu­man Motivation

lukeprog
19 Aug 2011 21:15 UTC
141 points
91 comments38 min readLW link

Quan­tum Explanations

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 Apr 2008 8:15 UTC
51 points
58 comments6 min readLW link

Monopoly: A Man­i­festo and Fact Post

sarahconstantin
31 May 2018 18:40 UTC
84 points
65 comments5 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Fact Posts: How and Why

sarahconstantin
2 Dec 2016 18:55 UTC
131 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

Dis­con­tin­u­ous progress in his­tory: an update

KatjaGrace
14 Apr 2020 0:00 UTC
163 points
20 comments31 min readLW link
(aiimpacts.org)

In­sights from Eu­clid’s ‘Ele­ments’

TurnTrout
4 May 2020 15:45 UTC
122 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

Liter­a­ture Re­view For Aca­demic Out­siders: What, How, and Why

namespace
9 May 2020 22:58 UTC
167 points
5 comments15 min readLW link
(www.thelastrationalist.com)

Why “Chang­ing the World” is a Hor­rible Phrase

ozziegooen
25 Dec 2014 6:04 UTC
28 points
16 comments5 min readLW link

“Win First” vs “Chill First”

lionhearted
28 Sep 2020 6:48 UTC
60 points
16 comments3 min readLW link

Co­or­di­na­tion Prob­lems in Evolu­tion: Ei­gen’s Paradox

Martin Sustrik
12 Oct 2018 12:40 UTC
103 points
6 comments8 min readLW link1 nomination
(250bpm.com)

Trans­porta­tion as a Constraint

johnswentworth
6 Apr 2020 4:58 UTC
144 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

Tech­nol­ogy Changes Constraints

johnswentworth
25 Jan 2020 23:13 UTC
84 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

Si­mu­lacra Levels and their Interactions

Zvi
15 Jun 2020 13:10 UTC
144 points
46 comments17 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

How to Mea­sure Anything

lukeprog
7 Aug 2013 4:05 UTC
73 points
51 comments22 min readLW link

What failure looks like

paulfchristiano
17 Mar 2019 20:18 UTC
230 points
44 comments8 min readLW link

In Defense of Politics

ChristianKl
10 Apr 2020 19:26 UTC
14 points
23 comments7 min readLW link

Paper-Read­ing for Gears

johnswentworth
4 Dec 2019 21:02 UTC
124 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

A non-mys­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tion of in­sight med­i­ta­tion and the three char­ac­ter­is­tics of ex­is­tence: in­tro­duc­tion and preamble

Kaj_Sotala
5 May 2020 19:09 UTC
97 points
36 comments12 min readLW link

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

Buck
13 Jul 2020 3:01 UTC
161 points
53 comments9 min readLW link

Repli­ca­tion Dy­nam­ics Bridge to RL in Ther­mo­dy­namic Limit

Zachary Robertson
18 May 2020 1:02 UTC
6 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

We’ve built Con­nected Papers—a vi­sual tool for re­searchers to find and ex­plore aca­demic papers

discordy
8 Jun 2020 18:44 UTC
157 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

How to an­a­lyze progress, stag­na­tion, and low-hang­ing fruit

jasoncrawford
15 Jun 2020 21:02 UTC
39 points
9 comments4 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Model­ling Con­tin­u­ous Progress

SDM
23 Jun 2020 18:06 UTC
28 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

The His­tory of Color in Chinese

lsusr
12 Apr 2020 4:05 UTC
29 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.lsusr.com)

Con­sid­er­a­tions On Cost Disease

Scott Alexander
10 Feb 2017 4:33 UTC
21 points
3 comments22 min readLW link

Every sys­tem seems ran­dom from the inside

eapache
19 Apr 2020 23:02 UTC
11 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

So­lar sys­tem colon­i­sa­tion might not be driven by economics

Stuart_Armstrong
21 Apr 2020 17:10 UTC
26 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

The Best Text­books on Every Subject

lukeprog
16 Jan 2011 8:30 UTC
340 points
364 comments7 min readLW link

Sex, Lies, and Canaanites

Jacobian
23 Apr 2020 16:26 UTC
15 points
2 comments14 min readLW link

Me­la­tonin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
11 Jul 2018 17:40 UTC
96 points
12 comments15 min readLW link1 nomination
(slatestarcodex.com)

Writ­ing Causal Models Like We Write Programs

johnswentworth
5 May 2020 18:05 UTC
57 points
5 comments4 min readLW link

English Bread Regulations

jefftk
18 May 2020 13:20 UTC
18 points
10 comments6 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Point­ing to a Flower

johnswentworth
18 May 2020 18:54 UTC
51 points
18 comments9 min readLW link

What a 20-year-lead in mil­i­tary tech might look like

Daniel Kokotajlo
29 Jul 2020 20:10 UTC
65 points
44 comments16 min readLW link

My pa­per was sig­nal­ling the whole time—Robin Han­son wins again

rockthecasbah
4 Aug 2020 21:13 UTC
48 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What are some low-in­for­ma­tion pri­ors that you find prac­ti­cally use­ful for think­ing about the world?

Linch
7 Aug 2020 4:37 UTC
19 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Are Amer­i­cans Be­com­ing More De­pressed?

calebo
7 Aug 2020 15:57 UTC
26 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Out­come Ter­minol­ogy?

Dach
14 Sep 2020 18:04 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Have epistemic con­di­tions always been this bad?

Wei_Dai
25 Jan 2020 4:42 UTC
161 points
104 comments4 min readLW link

An ex­tra way to gain from mul­ti­verse-wide cooperation

Sublation
11 Apr 2020 14:50 UTC
6 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

Mar­ijuana: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
5 Jan 2014 20:41 UTC
19 points
0 comments19 min readLW link

[Question] What are your fa­vorite ex­am­ples of dis­til­la­tion?

NaiveTortoise
25 Apr 2020 17:06 UTC
50 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Juke­box: how to up­date from AI imi­tat­ing hu­mans?

Michaël Trazzi
30 Apr 2020 20:50 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

SlateS­tarCodex 2020 Pre­dic­tions: Buy, Sell, Hold

Zvi
1 May 2020 14:30 UTC
57 points
15 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

A Prob­lem With Patternism

Bob Jacobs
19 May 2020 20:16 UTC
5 points
52 comments1 min readLW link

Im­mor­tal­ity: A Prac­ti­cal Guide

G0W51
26 Jan 2015 16:17 UTC
39 points
61 comments37 min readLW link

Every­day Les­sons from High-Di­men­sional Optimization

johnswentworth
6 Jun 2020 20:57 UTC
114 points
32 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] By what met­ric do you judge a refer­ence class?

Bob Jacobs
15 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
7 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Me­di­a­tors of History

johnswentworth
27 Jun 2020 19:55 UTC
25 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

The Equa­tion of Knowledge

Lê Nguyên Hoang
7 Jul 2020 16:09 UTC
60 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Gödel In­com­plete­ness: For Dummies

jollybard
12 Jul 2020 9:13 UTC
8 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Life Through Quan­tum An­neal­ing: How a quan­tum com­put­ing tech­nique could shape existence

ChrisM
13 Jul 2020 22:48 UTC
1 point
1 comment16 min readLW link

The Ghost of Joseph Weber

Kirsten Hacker
13 Jul 2020 22:51 UTC
−2 points
43 comments16 min readLW link

The New Scien­tific Method

nixtaken
17 Jul 2020 14:44 UTC
−24 points
28 comments12 min readLW link

Evolu­tion of Group Delusion

nixtaken
18 Jul 2020 17:12 UTC
2 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (I.)

Martin Sustrik
19 Jul 2020 1:11 UTC
136 points
27 comments24 min readLW link

“Go west, young man!”—Prefer­ences in (im­perfect) maps

Stuart_Armstrong
31 Jul 2020 7:50 UTC
21 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

In praise of fake frameworks

Valentine
11 Jul 2017 2:12 UTC
63 points
14 comments7 min readLW link

Sapiens

Vaniver
8 Apr 2015 2:56 UTC
52 points
12 comments13 min readLW link

So­cial Interfaces

thoughtfulmadison
9 Aug 2020 18:13 UTC
14 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (III.)

Martin Sustrik
11 Aug 2020 5:09 UTC
56 points
5 comments22 min readLW link

Moloch and multi-level selection

thoughtfulmadison
11 Aug 2020 7:08 UTC
18 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

Sta­tus for sta­tus sake is a fact of poli­ti­cal life

rockthecasbah
18 Aug 2020 22:06 UTC
9 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Em­pa­thetic vs In­trin­sic Oof

Ronny
24 Aug 2020 0:12 UTC
1 point
2 comments4 min readLW link

Are We Right about How Effec­tive Mock­ery Is?

Ronny
27 Aug 2020 10:48 UTC
48 points
13 comments9 min readLW link

Changes in Reality

eapache
7 Sep 2020 16:18 UTC
5 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

A Toy Model of Hingeyness

Bob Jacobs
7 Sep 2020 17:38 UTC
16 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

The Short Case for Verificationism

ike
11 Sep 2020 18:48 UTC
4 points
45 comments1 min readLW link

God in the Loop: How a Causal Loop Could Shape Existence

ChrisM
15 Sep 2020 14:40 UTC
3 points
4 comments17 min readLW link

[Question] What is com­plex­ity sci­ence? (Not com­pu­ta­tional com­plex­ity the­ory) How use­ful is it? What ar­eas is it re­lated to?

crabman
26 Sep 2020 9:15 UTC
3 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

The Ori­gin of Con­scious­ness Read­ing Com­pan­ion, Part 1

Jacobian
6 Apr 2020 22:07 UTC
21 points
1 comment9 min readLW link

[Question] What are the Nth Order Effects of the Coron­avirus?

Yoav Ravid
7 Apr 2020 13:55 UTC
9 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Would 2009 H1N1 (Swine Flu) ring the alarm bell?

AllAmericanBreakfast
7 Apr 2020 7:16 UTC
33 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

On R0

Zvi
7 Apr 2020 23:20 UTC
66 points
6 comments15 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Prob­lems with p-values

lifelonglearner
8 Apr 2020 0:58 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(mlu.red)

Would 2014-2016 Ebola ring the alarm bell?

AllAmericanBreakfast
8 Apr 2020 2:01 UTC
16 points
7 comments5 min readLW link

Link Ret­ro­spec­tive for 2020 Q1

mraxilus
8 Apr 2020 12:38 UTC
11 points
4 comments7 min readLW link
(write.as)

Assess­ing Kurzweil’s 1999 pre­dic­tions for 2019

Stuart_Armstrong
8 Apr 2020 14:27 UTC
37 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What should I study to un­der­stand real-world eco­nomics? (I.e., To gain fi­nan­cial liter­acy)

Rudi C
8 Apr 2020 19:22 UTC
4 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Test­ing and con­tact trac­ing im­pact as­sess­ment model?

JustinShovelain
9 Apr 2020 17:42 UTC
8 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The One Mis­take Rule

Zvi
10 Apr 2020 14:50 UTC
45 points
15 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

How to eval­u­ate (50%) predictions

Rafael Harth
10 Apr 2020 17:12 UTC
118 points
48 comments9 min readLW link

Cu­ri­os­ity: A Greedy Feeling

AllAmericanBreakfast
11 Apr 2020 4:38 UTC
41 points
7 comments10 min readLW link

Law school taught me nothing

ketchupduck
11 Apr 2020 14:30 UTC
23 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] How should we model com­plex sys­tems?

OxDoc
12 Apr 2020 21:23 UTC
18 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Are there any nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring heat pumps?

FactorialCode
13 Apr 2020 5:24 UTC
14 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

In­for­ma­tion cas­cades in sci­en­tific practice

RichardKennaway
29 Jul 2009 12:08 UTC
8 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­ma­ture death paradox

bfinn
13 Apr 2020 23:15 UTC
8 points
21 comments3 min readLW link

Math­e­mat­i­cal In­tu­ition­ism and the Flow of Time

Polytopos
14 Apr 2020 0:25 UTC
12 points
5 comments6 min readLW link

The World Ac­cord­ing to Do­minic Cummings

Chris_Leong
14 Apr 2020 5:05 UTC
48 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

[Question] Is this vi­able physics?

Daniel Kokotajlo
14 Apr 2020 19:29 UTC
59 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

No­body does the thing that they are sup­pos­edly doing

Kaj_Sotala
23 Sep 2017 10:40 UTC
69 points
6 comments2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Noise Simplifies

johnswentworth
15 Apr 2020 19:48 UTC
24 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

In­te­grat­ing Hid­den Vari­ables Im­proves Approximation

johnswentworth
16 Apr 2020 21:43 UTC
15 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Treat­ments cor­re­lated with harm

Connor_Flexman
16 Apr 2020 21:02 UTC
40 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How much mo­ti­va­tion do you de­rive from cu­ri­os­ity alone in your work/​re­search?

NaiveTortoise
17 Apr 2020 14:04 UTC
25 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Bet­ter name for “Heavy-tailed­ness of the world?”

Daniel Kokotajlo
17 Apr 2020 20:50 UTC
28 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

What Hap­pens Dur­ing a Recession

Elizabeth
20 Apr 2020 3:03 UTC
49 points
4 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What are the ex­ter­nal­ities of pre­dic­tions on wars?

Mati_Roy
20 Apr 2020 17:37 UTC
6 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Link Sum­mary: Top 10 Repli­cated Find­ings from Be­hav­ioral Genetics

ErickBall
19 Apr 2020 1:32 UTC
15 points
0 comments3 min readLW link

Web Au­dio Echo?

jefftk
19 Apr 2020 2:30 UTC
8 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

In­tu­itions on Univer­sal Be­hav­ior of In­for­ma­tion at a Distance

johnswentworth
20 Apr 2020 21:44 UTC
26 points
3 comments8 min readLW link

De­scrip­tion vs simu­lated prediction

Richard Korzekwa
22 Apr 2020 16:40 UTC
27 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(aiimpacts.org)

In­ner al­ign­ment in the brain

steve2152
22 Apr 2020 13:14 UTC
69 points
9 comments15 min readLW link

Last chance for as­sess­ing Kurzweil

Stuart_Armstrong
22 Apr 2020 11:51 UTC
12 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

What’s Hard About Long Tails?

johnswentworth
23 Apr 2020 16:32 UTC
24 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Mo­du­lar em­piri­cal science

yhoiseth
23 Apr 2020 11:22 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(yngve.hoiseth.net)

[Question] Do you trust the re­search on hand­writ­ing vs. typ­ing for notes?

NaiveTortoise
23 Apr 2020 20:49 UTC
26 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Player vs. Char­ac­ter: A Two-Level Model of Ethics

sarahconstantin
14 Dec 2018 19:40 UTC
77 points
25 comments7 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

The Ineffi­cient Mar­ket Hypothesis

lsusr
24 Apr 2020 7:33 UTC
54 points
16 comments2 min readLW link

Teach­ers: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
19 May 2016 6:13 UTC
6 points
1 comment22 min readLW link

Wheat: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
31 Mar 2014 0:26 UTC
10 points
0 comments17 min readLW link

Kin­der­garten in NYC: Much More than You Wanted to Know

Laura B
9 Dec 2018 15:36 UTC
34 points
1 comment11 min readLW link

Autism And In­tel­li­gence: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
14 Nov 2019 5:30 UTC
65 points
6 comments7 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

SSRIs: Much More Than You Wanted To Know

Scott Alexander
8 Jul 2014 2:06 UTC
10 points
0 comments27 min readLW link

Origi­nal Re­search on Less Wrong

lukeprog
29 Oct 2012 22:50 UTC
30 points
47 comments12 min readLW link

Fast Take­off in Biolog­i­cal Intelligence

eapache
25 Apr 2020 12:21 UTC
14 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

What truths are worth seek­ing?

Natália Mendonça
27 Apr 2020 1:06 UTC
11 points
9 comments3 min readLW link

Ma­chine Learn­ing Anal­ogy for Med­i­ta­tion (illus­trated)

abramdemski
28 Jun 2018 22:51 UTC
101 points
48 comments1 min readLW link

UAP and Global Catas­trophic Risks

avturchin
28 Apr 2020 13:07 UTC
7 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

Mark Eichen­laub: How to de­velop sci­en­tific intuition

Kaj_Sotala
23 Oct 2018 13:30 UTC
81 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Face­book AI: A state-of-the-art open source chatbot

FactorialCode
29 Apr 2020 17:21 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(ai.facebook.com)

I do not like math

lsusr
29 Apr 2020 11:27 UTC
31 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: April 2020

NunoSempere
30 Apr 2020 16:41 UTC
22 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

Against strong bayesianism

Richard_Ngo
30 Apr 2020 10:48 UTC
49 points
63 comments6 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets and Academia

johnswentworth
30 Apr 2020 21:59 UTC
45 points
29 comments2 min readLW link

FLI Pod­cast: On Su­perfore­cast­ing with Robert de Neufville

Palus Astra
30 Apr 2020 23:08 UTC
6 points
0 comments52 min readLW link

Topolog­i­cal meta­physics: re­lat­ing point-set topol­ogy and lo­cale theory

jessicata
1 May 2020 3:57 UTC
13 points
6 comments3 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

In­ter­view with Aubrey de Grey, chief sci­ence officer of the SENS Re­search Foundation

emanuele ascani
1 May 2020 9:04 UTC
13 points
7 comments14 min readLW link

[Question] Value of build­ing an on­line “knowl­edge web”

Joe Kwon
1 May 2020 4:31 UTC
2 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

2020 predictions

Bucky
1 May 2020 20:11 UTC
12 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Stop say­ing wrong things

lc
1 May 2020 20:50 UTC
71 points
34 comments6 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Narconomics

ketchupduck
3 May 2020 1:19 UTC
65 points
11 comments7 min readLW link

Biolog­i­cal evolu­tion as an anal­ogy for the mar­ket economy

Snorkelfarsan
3 May 2020 18:51 UTC
5 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

How uniform is the neo­cor­tex?

zhukeepa
4 May 2020 2:16 UTC
69 points
22 comments11 min readLW link

Con­struc­tive Definitions

Chris_Leong
4 May 2020 23:50 UTC
15 points
2 comments3 min readLW link

“AI and Effi­ciency”, OA (44✕ im­prove­ment in CNNs since 2012)

gwern
5 May 2020 16:32 UTC
48 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(openai.com)

Assess­ing Kurzweil pre­dic­tions about 2019: the results

Stuart_Armstrong
6 May 2020 13:36 UTC
126 points
17 comments4 min readLW link

Maths writer/​cowrit­ter needed: how you can’t dis­t­in­guish early ex­po­nen­tial from early sigmoid

Stuart_Armstrong
6 May 2020 9:41 UTC
39 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How to quan­tify un­cer­tainty about a prob­a­bil­ity es­ti­mate?

Michael Chen
6 May 2020 12:06 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­tion to fore­cast­ing work­sheet

edoarad
6 May 2020 13:54 UTC
11 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.foretold.io)

[Question] Tips/​tricks/​notes on op­ti­miz­ing investments

Wei_Dai
6 May 2020 23:21 UTC
85 points
60 comments1 min readLW link

[link] How many hu­mans will have their brain pre­served? Fore­casts and trends

Mati_Roy
7 May 2020 6:11 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Kurzweil’s pre­dic­tions’ in­di­vi­d­ual scores

Stuart_Armstrong
7 May 2020 17:10 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Covid-19 5/​7: Fight­ing Limbo

Zvi
7 May 2020 19:00 UTC
28 points
7 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Failures in tech­nol­ogy fore­cast­ing? A re­ply to Ord and Yudkowsky

MichaelA
8 May 2020 12:41 UTC
46 points
19 comments11 min readLW link

[Question] Is there any sci­en­tific ev­i­dence for benefits of med­i­ta­tion?

CheerfulWarrior
9 May 2020 8:53 UTC
12 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of peren­nial dis­cov­er­ies?

Mati_Roy
9 May 2020 6:17 UTC
10 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Pro­ject Pro­posal: Gears of Aging

johnswentworth
9 May 2020 18:47 UTC
62 points
38 comments7 min readLW link

There is a war.

Benquo
24 May 2018 6:44 UTC
71 points
31 comments14 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

Really Fresh Baking

jefftk
10 May 2020 11:40 UTC
27 points
8 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

The Great­est Host

trentbrick
10 May 2020 20:28 UTC
34 points
8 comments14 min readLW link

Book re­port: The­ory of Games and Eco­nomic Be­hav­ior (von Neu­mann & Mor­gen­stern)

Nisan
11 May 2020 9:47 UTC
37 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

Zoom Tech­nolo­gies, Inc. vs. the Effi­cient Mar­kets Hypothesis

Zack_M_Davis
11 May 2020 6:00 UTC
69 points
47 comments4 min readLW link

Time­less Identity

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Jun 2008 8:16 UTC
37 points
246 comments14 min readLW link

How to take smart notes (Ahrens, 2017)

Yuxi_Liu
23 Jul 2019 15:34 UTC
61 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

Le­gends of Runeterra: Early Review

Zvi
13 May 2020 10:50 UTC
14 points
12 comments11 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] What are ar­ti­cles on “lifel­og­ging as life ex­ten­sion”?

Mati_Roy
13 May 2020 20:35 UTC
10 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Dist­in­guish­ing lo­gis­tic curves

Stuart_Armstrong
15 May 2020 11:38 UTC
23 points
0 comments7 min readLW link

Covid 5/​21: Limbo Under

Zvi
14 May 2020 22:30 UTC
16 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Stud­ies On Slack

Scott Alexander
13 May 2020 5:00 UTC
120 points
27 comments24 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Sub­space optima

chrisvm
15 May 2020 12:38 UTC
50 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Dist­in­guish­ing lo­gis­tic curves: visual

Stuart_Armstrong
15 May 2020 10:33 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are Michael Vas­sar’s be­liefs?

Chris_Leong
15 May 2020 6:15 UTC
19 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

The Ne­glected Virtue of Scholarship

lukeprog
5 Jan 2011 7:22 UTC
209 points
153 comments3 min readLW link

Mak­ing your­self small

Helen
8 Mar 2018 14:26 UTC
217 points
53 comments11 min readLW link1 nomination

The Tails Com­ing Apart As Me­taphor For Life

Scott Alexander
25 Sep 2018 19:10 UTC
107 points
35 comments7 min readLW link2 nominations4 reviews
(slatestarcodex.com)

Why the tails come apart

Thrasymachus
1 Aug 2014 22:41 UTC
169 points
99 comments7 min readLW link

Book Re­view: The Se­cret Of Our Success

Scott Alexander
5 Jun 2019 6:50 UTC
138 points
8 comments25 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

The EMH Aten’t Dead

Richard Meadows
15 May 2020 20:44 UTC
147 points
85 comments19 min readLW link

[Question] Do any mam­mal species ex­hibit an im­mune re­sponse in some of the herd in re­sponse to the in­fec­tion in other herd mem­bers?

jmh
16 May 2020 17:33 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

In­tro­duc­tion to In­tro­duc­tion to Cat­e­gory Theory

countedblessings
6 Oct 2019 14:43 UTC
119 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Sig­nal­ing: Why Peo­ple Have Conversations

liam_hinzman
20 May 2020 3:18 UTC
15 points
21 comments3 min readLW link
(liamhinzman.com)

An­nounc­ing Progress Stud­ies for Young Schol­ars, an on­line sum­mer pro­gram in the his­tory of technology

jasoncrawford
20 May 2020 0:52 UTC
19 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] Is there a way to repli­cate pho­to­syn­the­sis ar­tifi­cially?

basu_enterprise
20 May 2020 19:45 UTC
−2 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] If bac­te­ria gave us a tool for bio en­g­ineer­ing, have viruses given us a de­liv­ery mechanism?

jmh
20 May 2020 22:31 UTC
5 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How does pub­lish­ing a pa­per work?

Liron
21 May 2020 12:14 UTC
42 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What was your rea­son­ing for de­cid­ing to have ‘your own’/​ nat­u­ral-birthed chil­dren?

R L
21 May 2020 1:30 UTC
2 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Orthogonality

lsusr
21 May 2020 3:17 UTC
21 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Oil Cri­sis of 1973

Elizabeth
22 May 2020 15:50 UTC
57 points
9 comments3 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

High­lights of Com­par­a­tive and Evolu­tion­ary Aging

johnswentworth
22 May 2020 17:01 UTC
49 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Pre­dic­tions/​ques­tions about con­quis­ta­dors?

Daniel Kokotajlo
22 May 2020 11:43 UTC
7 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

Post-crash mar­ket effi­ciency 1696-2020

bfinn
22 May 2020 14:13 UTC
17 points
8 comments3 min readLW link

Mazes Se­quence Summary

Zvi
23 May 2020 16:40 UTC
74 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In Search of Slack

Martin Sustrik
23 May 2020 11:20 UTC
30 points
3 comments6 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

Evolu­tion is sam­pling error

willbradshaw
23 May 2020 16:21 UTC
30 points
2 comments6 min readLW link
(apomorphic.com)

[Question] Is tak­ing ba­copa good for life ex­ten­sion?

Mati_Roy
23 May 2020 8:54 UTC
8 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Plague in As­sas­sin’s Creed Odyssey

Zvi
24 May 2020 12:00 UTC
30 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Why We Age, Part 1: What age­ing is and is not

willbradshaw
24 May 2020 9:06 UTC
44 points
4 comments7 min readLW link
(apomorphic.com)

[Question] What is your in­ter­net search method­ol­ogy ?

George
23 May 2020 20:33 UTC
15 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Op­pos­ing a hi­er­ar­chy does not im­ply egalitarianism

Viliam
23 May 2020 20:51 UTC
5 points
5 comments7 min readLW link

Notes about psychopharmacology

ksenia
23 May 2020 19:31 UTC
3 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(n2t.net)

Why Ra­tion­al­ists Shouldn’t be In­ter­ested in To­pos Theory

jollybard
25 May 2020 5:35 UTC
70 points
13 comments5 min readLW link

An ad­den­dum on effec­tive pop­u­la­tion size

willbradshaw
25 May 2020 12:35 UTC
17 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(apomorphic.com)

On the Loss and Preser­va­tion of Knowledge

Samo Burja
8 Mar 2018 18:40 UTC
110 points
20 comments7 min readLW link2 nominations
(medium.com)

Book re­view: The Sleep­walk­ers by Arthur Koestler

Richard_Ngo
23 Apr 2019 0:10 UTC
75 points
26 comments9 min readLW link
(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

The Coper­ni­can Revolu­tion from the Inside

jacobjacob
1 Nov 2017 10:51 UTC
150 points
45 comments19 min readLW link

Two Kinds of Tech­nol­ogy Change

johnswentworth
11 Oct 2018 4:54 UTC
61 points
19 comments3 min readLW link

Why We Age, Part 2: Non-adap­tive theories

willbradshaw
26 May 2020 17:41 UTC
72 points
21 comments11 min readLW link
(apomorphic.com)

Wrinkles

johnswentworth
19 Nov 2019 22:59 UTC
67 points
15 comments4 min readLW link

Homeosta­sis and “Root Causes” in Aging

johnswentworth
5 Jan 2020 18:43 UTC
77 points
25 comments3 min readLW link

The Lens, Proge­rias and Polycausality

johnswentworth
8 Mar 2020 17:53 UTC
62 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Adap­tive Im­mune Sys­tem Aging

johnswentworth
13 Mar 2020 3:47 UTC
64 points
6 comments3 min readLW link

Your ab­strac­tion isn’t wrong, it’s just re­ally bad

George
26 May 2020 20:14 UTC
32 points
17 comments17 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

Shut­tling be­tween sci­ence and invention

jasoncrawford
27 May 2020 21:25 UTC
34 points
0 comments6 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Nor­mal­iza­tion of Deviance

G Gordon Worley III
2 Jan 2020 22:58 UTC
60 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Spec­u­la­tions on the Fu­ture of Fic­tion Writing

johnswentworth
28 May 2020 16:34 UTC
34 points
14 comments2 min readLW link

How to (not) do a liter­a­ture review

Katarina Slama
30 May 2020 0:11 UTC
66 points
7 comments6 min readLW link
(katarinaslama.github.io)

The Pre­sump­tu­ous Philoso­pher, self-lo­cat­ing in­for­ma­tion, and Solomonoff induction

Charlie Steiner
31 May 2020 16:35 UTC
40 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

[Link] Lex Frid­man In­ter­views Karl Friston

Adam Scholl
31 May 2020 9:53 UTC
8 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Any­one recom­mend a video course on the the­ory of com­pu­ta­tion?

elityre
30 May 2020 19:52 UTC
9 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Restricted Diet and Longevity, does eat­ing pat­tern mat­ter?

jmh
1 Jun 2020 21:28 UTC
6 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Un­der which con­di­tions are hu­man be­ings most likely to be al­tru­is­ti­cally mo­ti­vated?

toonalfrink
1 Jun 2020 19:16 UTC
16 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

May Gw­ern.net newslet­ter (w/​GPT-3 com­men­tary)

gwern
2 Jun 2020 15:40 UTC
32 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Spar­sity and in­ter­pretabil­ity?

1 Jun 2020 13:25 UTC
41 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Con­cep­tual en­g­ineer­ing: the rev­olu­tion in philos­o­phy you’ve never heard of

Suspended Reason
2 Jun 2020 18:30 UTC
81 points
17 comments21 min readLW link

The Law of Cul­tural Proximity

eapache
3 Jun 2020 2:18 UTC
7 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Why isn’t as­sas­si­na­tion/​sab­o­tage more com­mon?

Rudi C
4 Jun 2020 18:04 UTC
9 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

Pas­teur’s quadrant

jasoncrawford
5 Jun 2020 17:47 UTC
33 points
2 comments5 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

[Question] What is Ra?

Chris_Leong
6 Jun 2020 4:29 UTC
17 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] Most re­li­able news sources?

elityre
6 Jun 2020 20:24 UTC
36 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy in the Dark­est Timeline: Ba­sics of the Evolu­tion of Meaning

Zack_M_Davis
7 Jun 2020 7:52 UTC
83 points
12 comments14 min readLW link

Con­scious­ness as Me­taphor: What Jaynes Has to Offer

Hazard
7 Jun 2020 18:41 UTC
14 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

An Illus­trated Proof of the No Free Lunch Theorem

lifelonglearner
8 Jun 2020 1:54 UTC
17 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(mlu.red)

Leg­i­bil­ity: Notes on “Man as a Ra­tion­al­ist An­i­mal”

Hazard
8 Jun 2020 2:18 UTC
14 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Are there good ways to find ex­pert re­views of pop­u­lar sci­ence books?

Kaj_Sotala
9 Jun 2020 14:54 UTC
25 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

Public Static: What is Ab­strac­tion?

johnswentworth
9 Jun 2020 18:36 UTC
65 points
15 comments12 min readLW link

More on dis­am­biguat­ing “dis­con­ti­nu­ity”

alenglander
9 Jun 2020 15:16 UTC
16 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

Self-Pre­dict­ing Markets

eapache
10 Jun 2020 22:39 UTC
27 points
20 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Is there some­thing like a “meta-en­cy­clo­pe­dia”?

Pablo_Stafforini
11 Jun 2020 12:16 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Carte­sian Boundary as Ab­strac­tion Boundary

johnswentworth
11 Jun 2020 17:38 UTC
24 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Does equa­nim­ity pre­vent nega­tive util­ity?

Chris_Leong
11 Jun 2020 7:00 UTC
14 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Two Kinds of Mis­take Theorists

AllAmericanBreakfast
11 Jun 2020 14:49 UTC
8 points
7 comments3 min readLW link

Ide­ol­ogy/​nar­ra­tive sta­bi­lizes path-de­pen­dent equilibria

elityre
11 Jun 2020 2:50 UTC
20 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

Good and bad ways to think about down­side risks

MichaelA
11 Jun 2020 1:38 UTC
17 points
11 comments11 min readLW link

[Link] “Will He Go?” book re­view (Scott Aaron­son)

ioannes_shade
12 Jun 2020 22:16 UTC
15 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] For mod­er­ately well-re­sourced peo­ple in the US, how quickly will things go from “un­com­fortable” to “too late to exit”?

Dagon
12 Jun 2020 16:59 UTC
72 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

Down with Solomonoff In­duc­tion, up with the Pre­sump­tu­ous Philosopher

Charlie Steiner
12 Jun 2020 9:44 UTC
13 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

Test­ing Han­son’s hy­poth­e­sis about the use­less­ness of health care.

JoshuaFox
13 Jun 2020 18:34 UTC
26 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

You Can Do Futarchy Yourself

Tetraspace Grouping
14 Jun 2020 0:16 UTC
51 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

In­tu­itive La­grangian Mechanics

lsusr
13 Jun 2020 9:19 UTC
24 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(www.lsusr.com)

The Eco­nomic Con­se­quences of Noise Traders

FactorialCode
14 Jun 2020 17:14 UTC
45 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(www.nber.org)

Causal­ity Adds Up to Normality

johnswentworth
15 Jun 2020 17:19 UTC
12 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

Su­per­ex­po­nen­tial His­toric Growth, by David Roodman

Ben Pace
15 Jun 2020 21:49 UTC
43 points
6 comments5 min readLW link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Re­search snap-shot: ques­tion about Global Workspace Theory

Hazard
15 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
13 points
12 comments7 min readLW link

High-School Alge­bra for Data Structures

johnswentworth
17 Jun 2020 18:09 UTC
20 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

Bathing Machines and the Lindy Effect

AllAmericanBreakfast
17 Jun 2020 21:44 UTC
15 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Deriv­ing Gen­eral Relativity

lsusr
22 Jun 2020 9:52 UTC
3 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] Re­quest­ing feed­back/​ad­vice: what Type The­ory to study for AI safety?

rvnnt
23 Jun 2020 17:03 UTC
7 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Ab­strac­tion, Evolu­tion and Gears

johnswentworth
24 Jun 2020 17:39 UTC
25 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Quick Look #1 Dio­phan­tus of Alexandria

JohnBuridan
24 Jun 2020 19:12 UTC
20 points
0 comments2 min readLW link

The Dark Mir­a­cle of Optics

Suspended Reason
24 Jun 2020 3:09 UTC
27 points
5 comments8 min readLW link

Re­duc­tive Reference

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Apr 2008 1:37 UTC
33 points
46 comments6 min readLW link

An ag­ile ap­proach to pre-research

AllAmericanBreakfast
25 Jun 2020 18:29 UTC
14 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

In­dus­try and workers

smaslennikov
25 Jun 2020 20:03 UTC
−4 points
12 comments4 min readLW link
(smaslennikov.com)

Black Death at the Golden Gate (book re­view)

PeterMcCluskey
26 Jun 2020 16:09 UTC
17 points
0 comments4 min readLW link
(www.bayesianinvestor.com)

Miss­ing dog reasoning

26 Jun 2020 21:30 UTC
28 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Covid 6/​25: The Dam Breaks

Zvi
25 Jun 2020 18:30 UTC
120 points
21 comments8 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

In­sti­tu­tional Senescence

Martin Sustrik
26 Jun 2020 4:40 UTC
25 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

[Question] How ought I spend time?

Quinn
30 Jun 2020 16:53 UTC
10 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

The ground of optimization

alexflint
20 Jun 2020 0:38 UTC
128 points
62 comments27 min readLW link

How to Find Sources in an Un­re­li­able World

Elizabeth
1 Jul 2020 18:30 UTC
42 points
10 comments2 min readLW link
(acesounderglass.com)

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter. June 2020.

NunoSempere
1 Jul 2020 9:46 UTC
27 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Se­cond-Order Ex­is­ten­tial Risk

Ideopunk
1 Jul 2020 18:46 UTC
2 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

High Stock Prices Make Sense Right Now

johnswentworth
3 Jul 2020 20:16 UTC
81 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

The silence is deaf­en­ing – Devon Zuegel

Ben Pace
4 Jul 2020 2:30 UTC
28 points
12 comments1 min readLW link
(devonzuegel.com)

Causal­ity and its harms

George
4 Jul 2020 14:42 UTC
16 points
19 comments11 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

Let There be Sound: A Fris­to­nian Med­i­ta­tion on Creativity

jollybard
4 Jul 2020 3:33 UTC
3 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(jollybard.wordpress.com)

[Question] Could Nixon go­ing to China be a cause for the big stag­na­tion?

ChristianKl
5 Jul 2020 6:58 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How do you vi­su­al­ize the Pois­son PDF?

Rudi C
5 Jul 2020 15:54 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Se­cond Law of Ther­mo­dy­nam­ics, and Eng­ines of Cognition

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Feb 2008 0:48 UTC
86 points
68 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] When a sta­tus sym­bol loses its plau­si­ble de­ni­a­bil­ity, how much power does it lose?

Mati_Roy
7 Jul 2020 0:48 UTC
5 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

What should we do about net­work-effect mo­nop­o­lies?

benkuhn
6 Jul 2020 0:40 UTC
45 points
17 comments1 min readLW link
(www.benkuhn.net)

[Question] [Refer­ence re­quest] Can Love be Ex­plained?

Self-Embedded Agent
7 Jul 2020 10:09 UTC
2 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What is the sci­en­tific sta­tus of ‘Mus­cle Me­mory’?

Self-Embedded Agent
7 Jul 2020 9:57 UTC
2 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Trans­late mu­sic in­to­na­tion into words us­ing color se­man­tics (as a means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion)

Alexey Smirnov
7 Jul 2020 15:26 UTC
3 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

Models of Value of Learning

johnswentworth
7 Jul 2020 19:08 UTC
24 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Why Would A Cer­tain Hoax Story Be Re­ported For So Long?

Servant
24 Mar 2011 17:11 UTC
9 points
18 comments2 min readLW link

Worth re­mem­ber­ing (when com­par­ing ‘the US’ to ‘Europe’)

Curiousguy
13 Apr 2013 20:35 UTC
12 points
27 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Does 3-2-1 Vot­ing work us­ing a six point scale?

TGetschman
7 Jul 2020 21:06 UTC
1 point
0 comments1 min readLW link

Say Wrong Things

G Gordon Worley III
24 May 2019 22:11 UTC
100 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Ni­coti­namide ri­boside vs. SARS-coV-2 update

William Walker
8 Jul 2020 19:50 UTC
10 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Pre­dic­tive cod­ing = RL + SL + Bayes + MPC

steve2152
10 Dec 2019 11:45 UTC
39 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

The Brain as a Univer­sal Learn­ing Machine

jacob_cannell
24 Jun 2015 21:45 UTC
103 points
169 comments19 min readLW link

Was a ter­mi­nal de­gree ~nec­es­sary for in­vent­ing Boyle’s desider­ata?

AllAmericanBreakfast
10 Jul 2020 4:47 UTC
33 points
18 comments5 min readLW link

I Can Tol­er­ate Any­thing Ex­cept The Outgroup

Scott Alexander
2 Sep 2017 8:22 UTC
30 points
1 comment28 min readLW link

How The West Was Won

Scott Alexander
26 Jul 2016 3:05 UTC
18 points
1 comment17 min readLW link

The Ide­ol­ogy Is Not The Movement

Scott Alexander
5 Apr 2016 1:52 UTC
18 points
1 comment24 min readLW link

Differ­ent Worlds

Scott Alexander
3 Oct 2017 4:10 UTC
92 points
16 comments14 min readLW link
(slatestarcodex.com)

Eth­nic Ten­sion And Mean­ingless Arguments

Scott Alexander
5 Nov 2014 3:38 UTC
41 points
5 comments22 min readLW link

The Cold War di­vided Science

Douglas_Knight
5 Apr 2014 23:10 UTC
21 points
53 comments1 min readLW link

Astron­omy, space ex­plo­ra­tion and the Great Filter

JoshuaZ
19 Apr 2015 19:26 UTC
23 points
68 comments20 min readLW link

How prob­a­ble is Molec­u­lar Nan­otech?

leplen
29 Jun 2013 7:06 UTC
45 points
56 comments8 min readLW link

Was a PhD nec­es­sary to solve out­stand­ing math prob­lems?

AllAmericanBreakfast
10 Jul 2020 18:43 UTC
22 points
24 comments3 min readLW link

Born as the sev­enth month dies …

Rudi C
10 Jul 2020 15:07 UTC
6 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Why are cer­tain trends so pre­cisely ex­po­nen­tial?

orthonormal
6 Aug 2011 17:38 UTC
18 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

Canon­i­cal forms

sen
11 Jul 2020 18:53 UTC
8 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(www.fimfiction.net)

Distinc­tions in Types of Thought

sarahconstantin
10 Oct 2017 3:36 UTC
62 points
24 comments13 min readLW link

The Power of Intelligence

Eliezer Yudkowsky
1 Jan 2007 20:00 UTC
31 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Science eats its young

George
12 Jul 2020 12:32 UTC
14 points
13 comments10 min readLW link
(cerebralab.com)

In praise of con­tribut­ing ex­am­ples, analo­gies and lingo

adamzerner
13 Jul 2020 6:43 UTC
28 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Al­gorith­mic In­tent: A Han­so­nian Gen­er­al­ized Anti-Zom­bie Principle

Zack_M_Davis
14 Jul 2020 6:03 UTC
46 points
15 comments12 min readLW link

Limits of Cur­rent US Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets (Pre­dic­tIt Case Study)

aphyer
14 Jul 2020 7:24 UTC
169 points
37 comments7 min readLW link

Cal­ibra­tion Prac­tice: Retro­d­ic­tions on Metaculus

Raemon
14 Jul 2020 18:35 UTC
31 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

The Gold­bach con­jec­ture is prob­a­bly cor­rect; so was Fer­mat’s last theorem

Stuart_Armstrong
14 Jul 2020 19:30 UTC
75 points
14 comments4 min readLW link

What Money Can­not Buy

johnswentworth
1 Feb 2020 20:11 UTC
203 points
42 comments4 min readLW link

Anti-so­cial Punishment

Martin Sustrik
27 Sep 2018 7:08 UTC
200 points
64 comments6 min readLW link2 nominations3 reviews

The Library of Scott Alexandria

Rob Bensinger
14 Sep 2015 1:38 UTC
77 points
32 comments7 min readLW link

The Cat­e­gories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories

Scott Alexander
21 Nov 2014 14:34 UTC
51 points
7 comments18 min readLW link

Ta­boo Your Words

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 Feb 2008 22:53 UTC
110 points
129 comments3 min readLW link

Un­con­scious Economics

jacobjacob
27 Feb 2019 12:58 UTC
84 points
20 comments4 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy: A Diseased Discipline

lukeprog
28 Mar 2011 19:31 UTC
118 points
444 comments7 min readLW link

Thou Art Godshatter

Eliezer Yudkowsky
13 Nov 2007 19:38 UTC
114 points
75 comments5 min readLW link

Every Cause Wants To Be A Cult

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Dec 2007 3:04 UTC
70 points
32 comments3 min readLW link

Why as­so­ci­a­tive op­er­a­tions?

Sunny from QAD
16 Jul 2020 12:36 UTC
6 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(questionsanddaylight.com)

Why ev­ery­thing might have taken so long

KatjaGrace
1 Jan 2018 1:00 UTC
147 points
15 comments3 min readLW link2 nominations1 review
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

Why did ev­ery­thing take so long?

KatjaGrace
29 Dec 2017 1:00 UTC
62 points
17 comments1 min readLW link
(meteuphoric.wordpress.com)

The Chro­matic Num­ber of the Plane is at Least 5 - Aubrey de Grey

Scott Garrabrant
11 Apr 2018 18:19 UTC
128 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(arxiv.org)

[Question] Erv­ing Goff­man’s ‘pa­per’

Saffron
18 Jul 2020 1:12 UTC
5 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

Cal­ibrate words, not just probabilities

MikkW
18 Jul 2020 5:56 UTC
11 points
3 comments2 min readLW link

Crit­i­cism of some pop­u­lar LW articles

AllAmericanBreakfast
19 Jul 2020 1:16 UTC
61 points
19 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Math. proof of the su­pe­ri­or­ity of in­de­pen­dent guesses?

Milton
19 Jul 2020 2:38 UTC
−3 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Praise of some pop­u­lar LW articles

AllAmericanBreakfast
20 Jul 2020 0:32 UTC
38 points
1 comment7 min readLW link

Thiel on Progress and Stagnation

Richard_Ngo
20 Jul 2020 20:27 UTC
142 points
30 comments11 min readLW link
(docs.google.com)

Un­cal­ibrated quan­tum ex­per­i­ments act cla­si­cally

justinpombrio
21 Jul 2020 5:31 UTC
19 points
12 comments8 min readLW link

How good is hu­man­ity at co­or­di­na­tion?

Buck
21 Jul 2020 20:01 UTC
72 points
43 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Are par­a­sitic worms an effec­tive weapon against MS?

Demeter
23 Jul 2020 13:59 UTC
27 points
11 comments9 min readLW link

Swiss Poli­ti­cal Sys­tem: More than You ever Wanted to Know (II.)

Martin Sustrik
22 Jul 2020 13:50 UTC
73 points
19 comments12 min readLW link
(250bpm.com)

A Nat­u­ral Ex­pla­na­tion of Nash Equilibria

Dr. Birdbrain
25 Jul 2020 23:40 UTC
3 points
6 comments5 min readLW link

Mini-Re­view: ‘The Oxford Hand­book of Philos­o­phy of Cog­ni­tive Science’

lukeprog
1 Feb 2012 21:48 UTC
9 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

Time se­ries fore­cast­ing for global tem­per­a­ture: an out­side view of cli­mate forecasting

VipulNaik
7 Jul 2014 16:25 UTC
3 points
11 comments10 min readLW link

How to Seem (and Be) Deep

Eliezer Yudkowsky
14 Oct 2007 18:13 UTC
66 points
119 comments4 min readLW link

Ad­vanced Place­ment exam cut­offs and su­perfi­cial knowl­edge over deep knowledge

JonahS
1 Sep 2013 21:01 UTC
7 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

The Orange Head Joke

Anatoly_Vorobey
25 Jan 2011 20:33 UTC
18 points
96 comments2 min readLW link

LSD, Med­i­ta­tion, En­light­en­ment, and Ego Death

Fink
20 Apr 2014 19:41 UTC
9 points
33 comments1 min readLW link

List of com­mon hu­man goals

Elo
24 Aug 2015 7:58 UTC
17 points
24 comments7 min readLW link

Effects of Cas­tra­tion on the Life Ex­pec­tancy of Con­tem­po­rary Men

Fluttershy
8 Aug 2015 4:37 UTC
4 points
50 comments10 min readLW link

The Atomic Bomb Con­sid­ered As Hun­gar­ian High School Science Fair Project

Scott Alexander
26 May 2017 9:45 UTC
28 points
5 comments14 min readLW link

Time­less Physics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 May 2008 9:09 UTC
35 points
121 comments12 min readLW link

What are the most com­mon and im­por­tant trade-offs that de­ci­sion mak­ers face?

Andy_McKenzie
3 Nov 2014 5:03 UTC
10 points
30 comments2 min readLW link

New pa­per: Long-Term Tra­jec­to­ries of Hu­man Civilization

Kaj_Sotala
12 Aug 2018 9:10 UTC
34 points
1 comment2 min readLW link
(kajsotala.fi)

Study on what makes peo­ple ap­prove or con­demn mind up­load tech­nol­ogy; refer­ences LW

Kaj_Sotala
10 Jul 2018 17:14 UTC
21 points
0 comments2 min readLW link
(www.nature.com)

[Question] Would a halfway copied brain em­u­la­tion be at risk of hav­ing differ­ent val­ues/​iden­tity?

Ghatanathoah
30 Jul 2020 5:43 UTC
7 points
8 comments2 min readLW link

Covid 7/​30: Whack a Mole

Zvi
30 Jul 2020 15:50 UTC
39 points
4 comments10 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Run­ning the num­bers: Cryo vs Dis­count rate

RomeoStevens
4 Jun 2014 7:54 UTC
4 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

New Paper on Herd Im­mu­nity Thresholds

Zvi
29 Jul 2020 20:50 UTC
41 points
17 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

[Question] How has the cost of cloth­ing in­su­la­tion changed since 1970 in the USA?

DanielFilan
12 Jan 2020 23:31 UTC
14 points
10 comments1 min readLW link

In­sights from ‘The Strat­egy of Con­flict’

DanielFilan
4 Jan 2018 5:05 UTC
73 points
13 comments7 min readLW link

Free Ed­u­ca­tional and Re­search Resources

wearsshoes
31 Jul 2020 0:24 UTC
45 points
25 comments6 min readLW link

In­fer­ence & Empiricism

SatvikBeri
20 Mar 2018 15:47 UTC
88 points
9 comments2 min readLW link

A Ker­nel of Truth: In­sights from ‘A Friendly Ap­proach to Func­tional Anal­y­sis’

TurnTrout
4 Apr 2020 3:38 UTC
32 points
3 comments9 min readLW link

ODE to Joy: In­sights from ‘A First Course in Or­di­nary Differ­en­tial Equa­tions’

TurnTrout
25 Mar 2020 20:03 UTC
38 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

En­forc­ing Type Distinction

lionhearted
31 Jul 2020 11:39 UTC
27 points
1 comment2 min readLW link

[Question] Is this info on zinc lozenges ac­cu­rate?

philh
27 Jul 2019 22:05 UTC
31 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Value Impact

TurnTrout
23 Sep 2019 0:47 UTC
59 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

De­duc­ing Impact

TurnTrout
24 Sep 2019 21:14 UTC
65 points
22 comments1 min readLW link

At­tain­able Utility The­ory: Why Things Matter

TurnTrout
27 Sep 2019 16:48 UTC
60 points
24 comments1 min readLW link

World State is the Wrong Ab­strac­tion for Impact

TurnTrout
1 Oct 2019 21:03 UTC
61 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

The Gears of Impact

TurnTrout
7 Oct 2019 14:44 UTC
49 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

At­tain­able Utility Land­scape: How The World Is Changed

TurnTrout
10 Feb 2020 0:58 UTC
51 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

The Era Of Un­limited Every­thing: Un­limited Ma­te­ri­als & Un­limited Money

jdampolargo
1 Aug 2020 3:01 UTC
4 points
11 comments10 min readLW link

Gen­er­al­ized Effi­cient Mar­kets in Poli­ti­cal Power

johnswentworth
1 Aug 2020 4:49 UTC
32 points
6 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] What is ab­strac­tion?

adamzerner
15 Dec 2018 8:36 UTC
25 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: July 2020.

NunoSempere
1 Aug 2020 17:08 UTC
22 points
4 comments22 min readLW link

Ra­tion­al­ity and Levels of Intervention

Geoff_Anders
25 Sep 2019 16:59 UTC
73 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of ‘sci­en­tific’ stud­ies that con­tra­dict what you be­lieve about your­self?

Mati_Roy
3 Aug 2020 6:11 UTC
11 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

How To Use Bureaucracies

Samo Burja
17 Jul 2018 8:10 UTC
71 points
37 comments8 min readLW link
(medium.com)

The Re­la­tion­ship Between Hier­ar­chy and Wealth

sarahconstantin
23 Jan 2019 2:00 UTC
60 points
8 comments12 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Signs of the Times

nixtaken
4 Aug 2020 7:09 UTC
−7 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

How Beliefs Change What We See in Starlight

nixtaken
4 Aug 2020 8:31 UTC
−1 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

A sketch of ‘Si­mu­lacra Levels and their In­ter­ac­tions’

Yoav Ravid
4 Aug 2020 9:13 UTC
28 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

The Golden Age of Data

Collisteru
4 Aug 2020 21:35 UTC
5 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Is Wire­cut­ter still good?

Ben Pace
7 Aug 2020 21:54 UTC
46 points
16 comments1 min readLW link

The Man­ual Economy

eapache
7 Aug 2020 22:29 UTC
8 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Cran­io­fa­cial dys­tro­phy: A pos­si­ble syn­drome re­lat­ing mal­oc­clu­sion, sleep-di­s­or­dered breath­ing, aller­gies, de­pres­sion and a range of other diseases

Ricardo Meneghin
8 Aug 2020 22:25 UTC
20 points
3 comments21 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing AI Progress: A Re­search Agenda

10 Aug 2020 1:04 UTC
39 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the ev­i­dence on fal­ling testos­teron and sperm counts in men?

Self-Embedded Agent
10 Aug 2020 8:58 UTC
3 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

So­cial Dynamics

curi
10 Aug 2020 19:29 UTC
10 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] Money cre­ation and debt

AnthonyC
12 Aug 2020 20:30 UTC
25 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Sen­tence by Sen­tence: “Why Most Pub­lished Re­search Find­ings are False”

AllAmericanBreakfast
13 Aug 2020 6:51 UTC
22 points
5 comments47 min readLW link

The Case for Education

SamuelKnoche
14 Aug 2020 17:20 UTC
26 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

The Best Ed­u­ca­tional In­sti­tu­tion in the World

SamuelKnoche
14 Aug 2020 17:18 UTC
37 points
12 comments9 min readLW link

How webs of mean­ing grow and change

Hazard
14 Aug 2020 13:58 UTC
13 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

The Hu­man Condition

Martin Sustrik
16 Aug 2020 5:23 UTC
25 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Notes on Brain­wash­ing & ‘Cults’

gwern
13 Sep 2013 20:49 UTC
40 points
103 comments16 min readLW link

Honors Fuel Achievement

Samo Burja
10 Jun 2019 16:10 UTC
39 points
2 comments7 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Mul­ti­tudi­nous out­side views

Davidmanheim
18 Aug 2020 6:21 UTC
45 points
13 comments3 min readLW link

Cy­ber­netic dreams: Beer’s pond brain

Yuxi_Liu
19 Nov 2019 12:48 UTC
38 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Can we use ideas from ecosys­tem man­age­ment to cul­ti­vate a healthy ra­tio­nal­ity memes­pace?

13 Jun 2019 12:38 UTC
37 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Me­taphilo­soph­i­cal Mysteries

Wei_Dai
27 Jul 2010 0:55 UTC
37 points
265 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How would we check if “Math­e­mat­i­ci­ans are gen­er­ally more Law Abid­ing?”

Raemon
12 Jan 2020 20:23 UTC
28 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What ex­per­i­ments would demon­strate “up­per limits of aug­mented work­ing mem­ory?”

Raemon
15 Aug 2019 22:09 UTC
30 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

In­tel­li­gence Am­plifi­ca­tion Interview

KatjaGrace
28 Mar 2014 22:21 UTC
2 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Sto­ries About Academia

Ben Pace
2 Sep 2019 18:40 UTC
33 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

Judg­ment Day: In­sights from ‘Judg­ment in Man­age­rial De­ci­sion Mak­ing’

TurnTrout
29 Dec 2019 18:03 UTC
25 points
4 comments7 min readLW link

A Quick Tax­on­omy of Ar­gu­ments for The­o­ret­i­cal Eng­ineer­ing Capabilities

Ruby
21 May 2019 22:38 UTC
30 points
1 comment3 min readLW link

See­ing the Ma­trix, Switch­ing Ab­strac­tions, and Miss­ing Moods

Raemon
4 Jun 2019 21:08 UTC
32 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What is re­quired to run a psy­chol­ogy study?

Raemon
29 May 2019 6:38 UTC
32 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What are some “Com­mu­ni­ties and Cul­tures Differ­ent From Our Own?”

Raemon
12 May 2019 22:03 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Stubs of Posts I’d like to Write

Raemon
7 Oct 2017 23:27 UTC
28 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How could “Kick­starter for Inad­e­quate Equil­ibria” be used for evil or turn out to be net-nega­tive?

Raemon
21 Feb 2019 21:36 UTC
25 points
17 comments1 min readLW link

The Ass­hole Filter

DragonGod
7 Oct 2017 16:51 UTC
32 points
5 comments1 min readLW link
(siderea.livejournal.com)

The Just World Hypothesis

michael_vassar2
9 Oct 2017 6:03 UTC
32 points
10 comments3 min readLW link

Start Un­der the Streetlight, then Push into the Shadows

lukeprog
24 Jun 2013 0:49 UTC
35 points
29 comments8 min readLW link

Real-World Co­or­di­na­tion Prob­lems are Usu­ally In­for­ma­tion Problems

johnswentworth
13 Jun 2019 18:21 UTC
29 points
2 comments4 min readLW link

Grow­ing Up is Hard

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Jan 2009 3:55 UTC
33 points
41 comments7 min readLW link

Selec­tive pro­cesses bring tag-alongs (but not always!)

AnnaSalamon
11 Mar 2009 8:17 UTC
30 points
5 comments5 min readLW link

New Post ver­sion 1 (please read this ONLY if your last name be­ings with a–k)

lukeprog
27 Jul 2011 21:57 UTC
34 points
87 comments5 min readLW link

How is your mind differ­ent from ev­ery­one else’s?

Kaj_Sotala
5 Dec 2011 8:38 UTC
31 points
267 comments1 min readLW link

How More Knowl­edge is Mak­ing Us Dumber

jdampolargo
20 Aug 2020 15:08 UTC
1 point
4 comments3 min readLW link

“Tech­nol­ogy and the Fu­ture of Per­sons”, by Lynne Rud­der Baker (2013)

Callmesalticidae
20 Aug 2020 14:31 UTC
5 points
3 comments5 min readLW link

Long-Term Tech­nolog­i­cal Forecasting

lukeprog
11 Jan 2012 4:13 UTC
22 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

How about test­ing our ideas?

[deleted]
14 Sep 2012 10:28 UTC
31 points
113 comments3 min readLW link

Notes on Psychopathy

gwern
19 Dec 2012 4:02 UTC
30 points
100 comments35 min readLW link

Im­prov­ing En­joy­ment and Re­ten­tion Read­ing Tech­ni­cal Literature

sentientplatypus
7 Aug 2013 6:29 UTC
39 points
39 comments3 min readLW link

The silos of ex­per­tise: be­yond heuris­tics and biases

Stuart_Armstrong
26 Jun 2014 13:13 UTC
30 points
16 comments9 min readLW link

[Re­tracted] Simp­son’s para­dox strikes again: there is no great stag­na­tion?

CarlShulman
30 Jul 2012 17:55 UTC
30 points
51 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How much can sur­gi­cal masks help with wild­fire smoke?

G Gordon Worley III
21 Aug 2020 15:46 UTC
10 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Epistemic Com­par­i­son: First Prin­ci­ples Land vs. Mime­sis Land

ozziegooen
21 Aug 2020 22:28 UTC
30 points
4 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] What am I miss­ing? (quan­tum physics)

kithpendragon
21 Aug 2020 12:39 UTC
10 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What posts on fi­nance would your find helpful or in­ter­est­ing?

Alexei
22 Aug 2020 4:31 UTC
34 points
44 comments1 min readLW link

“The Holy Grail” of port­fo­lio management

Alexei
22 Aug 2020 4:25 UTC
49 points
7 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Why don’t coun­tries, like com­pa­nies, more of­ten merge?

Vishrut Arya
22 Aug 2020 23:56 UTC
14 points
20 comments1 min readLW link

Effi­cient Mar­ket Frontier

Alexei
22 Aug 2020 23:52 UTC
16 points
3 comments10 min readLW link

We­bBun­dles and URL Randomization

jefftk
26 Aug 2020 17:50 UTC
10 points
1 comment3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

19th-cen­tury progress studies

jasoncrawford
27 Aug 2020 2:28 UTC
29 points
0 comments3 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Notes on “The An­thro­pol­ogy of Child­hood”

juliawise
27 Aug 2020 17:11 UTC
162 points
9 comments45 min readLW link

[Question] What is the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the do() op­er­a­tor?

Bunthut
26 Aug 2020 21:54 UTC
8 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

A Policy for Bit­ing Bullets

eapache
31 Aug 2020 21:00 UTC
6 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

Fore­cast­ing Newslet­ter: Au­gust 2020.

NunoSempere
1 Sep 2020 11:38 UTC
16 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

Au­gust 2020 gw­ern.net newsletter

gwern
1 Sep 2020 21:04 UTC
24 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Study Group for Progress – 50% off for LessWrongers

jasoncrawford
3 Sep 2020 0:17 UTC
15 points
2 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] What’s the best overview of com­mon Micro­morts?

Raemon
3 Sep 2020 2:39 UTC
35 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

The Box Spread Trick: Get rich slightly faster

Thomas Kwa
1 Sep 2020 21:41 UTC
28 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

Emo­tional valence vs RL re­ward: a video game analogy

steve2152
3 Sep 2020 15:28 UTC
12 points
6 comments4 min readLW link

“How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read”, by Pierre Bayard

Callmesalticidae
3 Sep 2020 13:05 UTC
10 points
1 comment8 min readLW link

Li and Vi­tanyi’s bad scholarship

alanf
5 Sep 2020 8:07 UTC
0 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

Hello or­di­nary folks, I’m the Cho­sen One

dadadarren
4 Sep 2020 19:59 UTC
17 points
3 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] Why would code/​English or low-ab­strac­tion/​high-ab­strac­tion sim­plic­ity or brevity cor­re­spond?

curi
4 Sep 2020 19:46 UTC
2 points
15 comments1 min readLW link

Ice

Hivewired
6 Sep 2020 18:30 UTC
34 points
1 comment6 min readLW link
(hivewired.wordpress.com)

Es­ca­la­tion Out­side the System

jefftk
8 Sep 2020 18:20 UTC
27 points
11 comments2 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Loneliness

AllAmericanBreakfast
8 Sep 2020 8:14 UTC
12 points
0 comments12 min readLW link

[Question] Effi­cacy of Vi­tamin D in helping with COVID

df fd
8 Sep 2020 10:49 UTC
13 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

CTWTB: Paths of Com­pu­ta­tion State

johnswentworth
8 Sep 2020 20:44 UTC
36 points
0 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] De­ci­sion the­ory anal­y­sis of whether vac­cines should be dis­tributed prior to the com­ple­tion of stage three tri­als please

rockthecasbah
7 Sep 2020 23:50 UTC
4 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Up­dates Thread

adamzerner
9 Sep 2020 4:34 UTC
52 points
41 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] So­cial Cap­i­tal Paradoxes

abramdemski
10 Sep 2020 18:44 UTC
65 points
24 comments4 min readLW link

“In the Dust of This Planet,” by Eu­gene Thacker

Callmesalticidae
10 Sep 2020 19:50 UTC
3 points
0 comments10 min readLW link

What’s Wrong with So­cial Science and How to Fix It: Reflec­tions After Read­ing 2578 Papers

habryka
12 Sep 2020 1:46 UTC
100 points
21 comments2 min readLW link
(fantasticanachronism.com)

Progress: Fluke or trend?

jasoncrawford
13 Sep 2020 0:21 UTC
16 points
19 comments2 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

How To Fermi Model

9 Sep 2020 5:13 UTC
76 points
6 comments11 min readLW link

Against boots theory

philh
14 Sep 2020 13:20 UTC
30 points
14 comments6 min readLW link
(reasonableapproximation.net)

[Question] If Star­ship works, how much would it cost to cre­ate a sys­tem of rotable space mir­rors that re­duces tem­per­a­tures on earth by 1° C?

ChristianKl
14 Sep 2020 18:46 UTC
13 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Work­ing With Contracts

johnswentworth
14 Sep 2020 23:22 UTC
117 points
25 comments11 min readLW link

A case study in simu­lacra lev­els and the Four Chil­dren of the Seder

AllAmericanBreakfast
14 Sep 2020 22:31 UTC
32 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Most Pri­soner’s Dilem­mas are Stag Hunts; Most Stag Hunts are Bat­tle of the Sexes

abramdemski
14 Sep 2020 22:13 UTC
109 points
21 comments9 min readLW link

What Does “Sig­nal­ling” Mean?

abramdemski
16 Sep 2020 21:19 UTC
35 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] What are ex­am­ples of sim­pler uni­verses that have been de­scribed in or­der to ex­plain a con­cept from our more com­plex uni­verse?

Mati_Roy
17 Sep 2020 1:31 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Ex­pan­sive trans­la­tions: con­sid­er­a­tions and possibilities

ozziegooen
18 Sep 2020 15:39 UTC
35 points
10 comments6 min readLW link

[Question] Are air­craft car­ri­ers su­per vuln­er­a­ble in a mod­ern war?

Liron
20 Sep 2020 18:52 UTC
14 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

[Question] How of­ten do se­ries C star­tups fail to exit?

Jessica Shu
21 Sep 2020 19:37 UTC
16 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Com­par­a­tive Ad­van­tage is Not About Trade

johnswentworth
22 Sep 2020 18:43 UTC
86 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

Vi­su­al­iz­ing the text­book for fun and profit

AllAmericanBreakfast
24 Sep 2020 19:37 UTC
17 points
4 comments6 min readLW link

I have dis­cov­ered a new kind of un­em­ploy­ment.

Nathan Brooks
24 Sep 2020 1:04 UTC
6 points
2 comments2 min readLW link
(seekingalpha.com)

Most Peo­ple Aren’t Fishermen

proshowersinger
25 Sep 2020 19:30 UTC
11 points
11 comments4 min readLW link

[Question] What hard sci­ence fic­tion sto­ries also got the so­cial sci­ences right?

Mati_Roy
27 Sep 2020 20:37 UTC
14 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Do­ing dis­course bet­ter: Stuff I wish I knew

dynomight
29 Sep 2020 14:34 UTC
19 points
4 comments7 min readLW link
(dyno-might.github.io)

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

leggi
29 Oct 2019 14:58 UTC
4 points
4 comments17 min readLW link

Should the­o­ries have a con­trol group

George
24 Apr 2020 14:45 UTC
5 points
0 comments5 min readLW link
(blog.cerebralab.com)

A Book Review

Zack_M_Davis
28 Apr 2020 17:43 UTC
16 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(unremediatedgender.space)

In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

Akshat Mahajan
4 May 2020 22:53 UTC
42 points
16 comments4 min readLW link

Kids and Mo­ral Agency

jefftk
8 May 2020 12:50 UTC
31 points
9 comments1 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Nihilism doesn’t matter

Bob Jacobs
21 May 2020 18:19 UTC
6 points
11 comments1 min readLW link

The Valley of Bad Theory

johnswentworth
6 Oct 2018 3:06 UTC
67 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

Will AI un­dergo dis­con­tin­u­ous progress?

SDM
21 Feb 2020 22:16 UTC
24 points
20 comments20 min readLW link

Coron­avirus as a test-run for X-risks

SDM
13 Jun 2020 21:00 UTC
65 points
10 comments18 min readLW link

A Sketch of Good Communication

Ben Pace
31 Mar 2018 22:48 UTC
171 points
34 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations1 review

Mea­sur­ing Meta-Certainty

Bob Jacobs
5 Jul 2020 21:15 UTC
8 points
11 comments3 min readLW link

Spaghetti Towers

eukaryote
22 Dec 2018 5:29 UTC
122 points
24 comments3 min readLW link3 nominations1 review
(eukaryotewritesblog.com)

Ed­u­ca­tion 2.0 — A brand new ed­u­ca­tion system

aryan
15 Jul 2020 10:09 UTC
−8 points
3 comments6 min readLW link

The Schu­mann Resonances

nixtaken
18 Jul 2020 14:08 UTC
2 points
0 comments8 min readLW link

Fil­ter­ing Out What You Want to See

nixtaken
18 Jul 2020 17:06 UTC
2 points
0 comments5 min readLW link

Mu­si­cal Outgroups

eapache
19 Jul 2020 22:55 UTC
8 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

The abrupt­ness of nu­clear weapons

paulfchristiano
25 Feb 2018 17:40 UTC
105 points
35 comments2 min readLW link

Se­cu­rity Mind­set and Or­di­nary Paranoia

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Nov 2017 17:53 UTC
108 points
21 comments29 min readLW link

Self-fulfilling correlations

PhilGoetz
26 Aug 2010 21:07 UTC
110 points
50 comments3 min readLW link

Life at Three Tails of the Bell Curve

lsusr
27 Jun 2020 8:49 UTC
49 points
7 comments4 min readLW link

Gears in understanding

Valentine
12 May 2017 0:36 UTC
110 points
36 comments10 min readLW link

What can the prin­ci­pal-agent liter­a­ture tell us about AI risk?

Alexis Carlier
8 Feb 2020 21:28 UTC
100 points
31 comments16 min readLW link

In­ter­pre­ta­tions of “prob­a­bil­ity”

So8res
9 May 2019 19:16 UTC
70 points
22 comments5 min readLW link

Science like a chef

adamzerner
8 Feb 2018 21:23 UTC
76 points
17 comments3 min readLW link

How Doomed are Large Or­ga­ni­za­tions?

Zvi
21 Jan 2020 12:20 UTC
71 points
42 comments9 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Sepa­ra­tion of Concerns

abramdemski
23 May 2019 21:47 UTC
70 points
29 comments6 min readLW link

Six Plau­si­ble Meta-Eth­i­cal Alternatives

Wei_Dai
6 Aug 2014 0:04 UTC
53 points
36 comments3 min readLW link

The Sim­ple Math of Everything

Eliezer Yudkowsky
17 Nov 2007 22:42 UTC
53 points
44 comments2 min readLW link

1001 Pre­dic­tionBook Nights

gwern
8 Oct 2011 16:04 UTC
51 points
49 comments1 min readLW link

News ⊂ Advertising

lsusr
22 Jun 2020 19:19 UTC
32 points
15 comments2 min readLW link

“But that’s your job”: why or­gani­sa­tions can work

Stuart_Armstrong
5 Feb 2020 12:25 UTC
73 points
12 comments4 min readLW link

What is a School?

Zvi
13 Mar 2020 22:00 UTC
48 points
7 comments1 min readLW link
(thezvi.wordpress.com)

Franken­stein De­lenda Est

eapache
10 Jul 2020 14:38 UTC
11 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Fight the Power

Jacobian
22 Jun 2020 2:19 UTC
21 points
3 comments7 min readLW link

Con­figu­ra­tions and Amplitude

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Apr 2008 3:14 UTC
48 points
390 comments10 min readLW link

No One Knows What Science Doesn’t Know

Eliezer Yudkowsky
25 Oct 2007 23:47 UTC
45 points
107 comments3 min readLW link

What Botswana Can Teach Us About Poli­ti­cal Stability

Samo Burja
9 May 2019 18:30 UTC
43 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Joint Configurations

Eliezer Yudkowsky
11 Apr 2008 5:00 UTC
41 points
40 comments4 min readLW link

Noisy Poll Re­sults And Rep­tilian Mus­lim Cli­ma­tol­o­gists from Mars

Scott Alexander
12 Apr 2013 10:49 UTC
26 points
1 comment5 min readLW link

An­gry Atoms

Eliezer Yudkowsky
31 Mar 2008 0:28 UTC
41 points
60 comments4 min readLW link

Bleach

jefftk
4 Mar 2020 3:20 UTC
33 points
2 comments3 min readLW link
(www.jefftk.com)

Knowl­edge is Freedom

Scott Garrabrant
9 Feb 2018 5:24 UTC
63 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

Form Your Own Opinions

Ben Pace
28 Apr 2018 19:50 UTC
64 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

Lay­ers of Ex­per­tise and the Curse of Curiosity

Gyrodiot
12 Feb 2019 23:41 UTC
18 points
1 comment6 min readLW link

So­phie Grouchy on A Build-Break Model of Cooperation

weft
25 May 2018 14:55 UTC
57 points
6 comments8 min readLW link
(sophiegrouchy.wordpress.com)

How to pick your categories

[deleted]
11 Nov 2010 15:13 UTC
61 points
22 comments6 min readLW link

Me­gapro­ject management

ryan_b
11 Jan 2019 17:08 UTC
57 points
8 comments5 min readLW link

Burnout: What it is and how to Treat it.

Elizabeth
7 Nov 2018 22:02 UTC
54 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(forum.effectivealtruism.org)

How fea­si­ble is long-range fore­cast­ing?

Ben Pace
10 Oct 2019 22:11 UTC
43 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(www.openphilanthropy.org)

On Defense Mechanisms

Quaerendo
4 Mar 2018 18:53 UTC
59 points
22 comments3 min readLW link

The Three Stages Of Model Development

katerinjo
22 Feb 2018 14:33 UTC
53 points
7 comments2 min readLW link

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn
12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
254 points
81 comments17 min readLW link3 nominations2 reviews

In­tel­lec­tual Hip­sters and Meta-Contrarianism

Scott Alexander
13 Sep 2010 21:36 UTC
223 points
359 comments8 min readLW link

Cred­i­bil­ity of the CDC on SARS-CoV-2

7 Mar 2020 2:00 UTC
217 points
117 comments6 min readLW link

Lizard Jock­ey­ing for Fun and Profit

ialdabaoth
10 Nov 2017 18:51 UTC
51 points
4 comments9 min readLW link

Me­mory, nu­tri­tion, mo­ti­va­tion, and genes

PhilGoetz
26 Feb 2013 5:25 UTC
14 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Cri­tiquing Gary Taubes, Part 2: Atk­ins Redux

ChrisHallquist
30 Dec 2013 0:58 UTC
6 points
191 comments4 min readLW link

Cri­tiquing Gary Taubes, Part 3: Did the US Govern­ment Give Us Ab­surd Ad­vice About Su­gar?

ChrisHallquist
30 Dec 2013 0:58 UTC
6 points
153 comments6 min readLW link

Prospect­ing for Con­cep­tual Holes

lsusr
30 Oct 2019 8:34 UTC
56 points
19 comments2 min readLW link

Hy­po­thet­i­cals: The Direct Ap­pli­ca­tion Fallacy

Chris_Leong
9 May 2018 14:23 UTC
47 points
19 comments4 min readLW link

En­tan­gled Truths, Con­ta­gious Lies

Eliezer Yudkowsky
15 Oct 2008 23:39 UTC
44 points
42 comments4 min readLW link

Is the World Get­ting Bet­ter? A brief sum­mary of re­cent debate

ErickBall
6 Feb 2019 17:38 UTC
35 points
7 comments2 min readLW link
(capx.co)

How to Un­der­stand and Miti­gate Risk

mr-hire
12 Mar 2019 10:14 UTC
57 points
24 comments16 min readLW link

“Every­thing is Cor­re­lated”: An An­thol­ogy of the Psy­chol­ogy Debate

gwern
27 Apr 2019 13:48 UTC
49 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

Cat­e­gories: mod­els of models

countedblessings
9 Oct 2019 2:45 UTC
43 points
18 comments12 min readLW link

Philos­o­phy as low-en­ergy approximation

Charlie Steiner
5 Feb 2019 19:34 UTC
40 points
20 comments3 min readLW link

[Question] How Can Peo­ple Eval­u­ate Com­plex Ques­tions Con­sis­tently?

Elizabeth
26 Aug 2019 20:33 UTC
50 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

How Should We Cri­tique Re­search? A De­ci­sion Perspective

gwern
14 Jul 2019 22:51 UTC
49 points
4 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

In­tel­lec­tual Dark Matter

Samo Burja
16 Jul 2019 15:20 UTC
47 points
10 comments1 min readLW link
(medium.com)

Hearsay, Dou­ble Hearsay, and Bayesian Updates

Mass_Driver
16 Feb 2012 22:31 UTC
47 points
107 comments6 min readLW link

Defin­ing “An­timeme”

lsusr
26 Dec 2019 9:35 UTC
14 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

Peck­ing Order and Flight Leadership

sarahconstantin
29 Apr 2019 20:30 UTC
45 points
18 comments3 min readLW link
(srconstantin.wordpress.com)

Minor, per­spec­tive chang­ing facts

Stuart_Armstrong
22 Apr 2013 19:01 UTC
38 points
158 comments1 min readLW link

What Are Prob­a­bil­ities, Any­way?

Wei_Dai
11 Dec 2009 0:25 UTC
36 points
89 comments2 min readLW link

Com­plete Class: Con­se­quen­tial­ist Foundations

abramdemski
11 Jul 2018 1:57 UTC
44 points
34 comments13 min readLW link

Cor­re­spon­dence vi­su­al­iza­tions for differ­ent in­ter­pre­ta­tions of “prob­a­bil­ity”

So8res
10 May 2019 17:10 UTC
44 points
3 comments4 min readLW link

Ac­ti­va­tion En­er­gies and Uncertainty

whpearson
1 Nov 2017 10:23 UTC
42 points
2 comments2 min readLW link

The Mean­ing of Right

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Jul 2008 1:28 UTC
38 points
152 comments23 min readLW link

Set­ting Up Metaethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
28 Jul 2008 2:25 UTC
15 points
34 comments4 min readLW link

Chang­ing Your Metaethics

Eliezer Yudkowsky
27 Jul 2008 12:36 UTC
30 points
21 comments5 min readLW link

Is Mo­ral­ity Given?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 Jul 2008 8:12 UTC
24 points
100 comments8 min readLW link

Mo­ral Complexities

Eliezer Yudkowsky
4 Jul 2008 6:43 UTC
19 points
36 comments1 min readLW link

The Be­drock of Fairness

Eliezer Yudkowsky
3 Jul 2008 6:00 UTC
29 points
102 comments5 min readLW link

Could Any­thing Be Right?

Eliezer Yudkowsky
18 Jul 2008 7:19 UTC
30 points
39 comments6 min readLW link

This Ter­ri­tory Does Not Exist

ike
13 Aug 2020 0:30 UTC
11 points
195 comments7 min readLW link

Many-wor­lds ver­sus dis­crete knowledge

jessicata
13 Aug 2020 18:35 UTC
21 points
27 comments1 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

[Link] “Fewer than X% of Amer­i­cans know Y”

Nisan
10 Oct 2012 16:59 UTC
36 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

When (Not) To Use Probabilities

Eliezer Yudkowsky
23 Jul 2008 10:58 UTC
34 points
43 comments6 min readLW link

How does per­son­al­ity vary across US cities?

JonahS
20 Dec 2016 8:00 UTC
34 points
16 comments6 min readLW link

Ap­ply­ing util­ity func­tions to hu­mans con­sid­ered harmful

Kaj_Sotala
3 Feb 2010 19:22 UTC
33 points
116 comments5 min readLW link

[Link] A gen­tle video in­tro­duc­tion to game the­ory

[deleted]
13 Dec 2011 8:52 UTC
33 points
9 comments8 min readLW link

Real­ity has a sur­pris­ing amount of detail

jsalvatier
13 May 2017 20:02 UTC
37 points
21 comments1 min readLW link
(johnsalvatier.org)

Real­ity is weirdly normal

Rob Bensinger
25 Aug 2013 19:29 UTC
33 points
81 comments5 min readLW link

Univer­sal Law

Eliezer Yudkowsky
29 Apr 2007 6:41 UTC
55 points
26 comments3 min readLW link

Acausal romance

lukeprog
25 Feb 2012 9:13 UTC
26 points
35 comments1 min readLW link

Con­fused as to use­ful­ness of ‘con­scious­ness’ as a concept

KnaveOfAllTrades
13 Jul 2014 11:01 UTC
35 points
230 comments7 min readLW link

Test­ing the Effi­cacy of Disagree­ment Re­s­olu­tion Tech­niques (and a Pro­posal for Test­ing Dou­ble Crux)

Ronny
21 Oct 2019 22:57 UTC
34 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

[Question] What au­thors con­sis­tently give ac­cu­rate pic­tures of com­plex top­ics they dis­cuss?

seez
21 Aug 2019 0:09 UTC
34 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

To what de­gree do you model peo­ple as agents?

Swimmer963
25 Aug 2013 19:29 UTC
34 points
133 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] Hard to find fac­tors mess­ing up ex­per­i­ments: Ex­am­ples?

Hazard
15 Nov 2019 17:46 UTC
33 points
12 comments1 min readLW link

In­spec­tion Para­dox as a Driver of Group Separation

shminux
17 Aug 2019 21:47 UTC
32 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

By de­fault, avoid am­bigu­ous dis­tant situations

Stuart_Armstrong
21 May 2019 14:48 UTC
33 points
15 comments3 min readLW link

The Do­main of Your Utility Function

Peter_de_Blanc
23 Jun 2009 4:58 UTC
32 points
99 comments2 min readLW link

[Question] How do we iden­tify bot­tle­necks to sci­en­tific and tech­nolog­i­cal progress?

NaiveTortoise
31 Dec 2018 20:21 UTC
31 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

A hun­dred Shakespeares

Stuart_Armstrong
11 Dec 2018 23:11 UTC
31 points
4 comments2 min readLW link

The State of Affairs

Jacobian
3 May 2019 16:18 UTC
33 points
0 comments14 min readLW link

Nat­u­ral Laws Are De­scrip­tions, not Rules

pragmatist
8 Aug 2012 4:27 UTC
32 points
236 comments9 min readLW link

[Question] What’s your big idea?

G Gordon Worley III
18 Oct 2019 15:47 UTC
29 points
63 comments1 min readLW link

Is That Your True Re­jec­tion? by Eliezer Yud­kowsky @ Cato Unbound

XiXiDu
7 Sep 2011 18:27 UTC
30 points
83 comments1 min readLW link

Episte­mol­ogy and the Psy­chol­ogy of Hu­man Judgment

badger
28 May 2011 5:15 UTC
29 points
9 comments11 min readLW link

An Agent is a Wor­ldline in Teg­mark V

komponisto
12 Jul 2018 5:12 UTC
27 points
12 comments2 min readLW link

Risk aver­sion does not ex­plain peo­ple’s bet­ting behaviours

Stuart_Armstrong
20 Aug 2012 12:38 UTC
10 points
36 comments2 min readLW link

Risk is not em­piri­cally cor­re­lated with return

jsalvatier
22 Nov 2010 5:31 UTC
10 points
28 comments2 min readLW link

Risk of Mass Hu­man Suffer­ing /​ Ex­tinc­tion due to Cli­mate Emer­gency

willfranks
14 Mar 2019 18:32 UTC
6 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

Risk aver­sion vs. con­cave util­ity function

dvasya
31 Jan 2012 6:25 UTC
3 points
35 comments3 min readLW link

Risk and un­cer­tainty: A false di­chotomy?

MichaelA
18 Jan 2020 3:09 UTC
3 points
9 comments20 min readLW link

[Question] How can guessti­mates work?

jacobjacob
10 Jul 2019 19:33 UTC
26 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Levels of AI Self-Im­prove­ment

avturchin
29 Apr 2018 11:45 UTC
19 points
0 comments39 min readLW link

Distinct Configurations

Eliezer Yudkowsky
12 Apr 2008 4:42 UTC
43 points
23 comments6 min readLW link

Col­lapse Postulates

Eliezer Yudkowsky
9 May 2008 7:49 UTC
33 points
62 comments3 min readLW link

De­co­her­ence is Simple

Eliezer Yudkowsky
6 May 2008 7:44 UTC
49 points
61 comments11 min readLW link

De­co­her­ence is Falsifi­able and Testable

Eliezer Yudkowsky
7 May 2008 7:54 UTC
33 points
40 comments9 min readLW link

Quan­tum Non-Realism

Eliezer Yudkowsky
8 May 2008 5:27 UTC
28 points
37 comments8 min readLW link

Quan­tum com­put­ing for the de­ter­mined (Link)

XiXiDu
13 Jun 2011 17:42 UTC
16 points
5 comments1 min readLW link

Quan­tum Joint Con­figu­ra­tion ar­ti­cle: need help from physicists

mwengler
22 Dec 2010 18:32 UTC
15 points
10 comments2 min readLW link

Quan­tum Me­chan­ics, Noth­ing to do with Consciousness

Donald Hobson
26 Nov 2018 18:59 UTC
13 points
27 comments3 min readLW link

The In­spec­tion Para­dox is Everywhere

Chris_Leong
15 Nov 2018 10:55 UTC
26 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
(allendowney.blogspot.com)

The Web Browser is Not Your Client (But You Don’t Need To Know That)

Error
22 Apr 2016 0:12 UTC
29 points
47 comments7 min readLW link

A Cri­tique of Lev­er­age Re­search’s Con­nec­tion Theory

peter_hurford
20 Sep 2012 4:28 UTC
27 points
31 comments6 min readLW link

Con­nec­tion The­ory Has Less Than No Evidence

WilliamJames
1 Aug 2014 10:17 UTC
20 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

Knigh­tian un­cer­tainty: a re­jec­tion of the MMEU rule

So8res
26 Aug 2014 3:03 UTC
26 points
9 comments15 min readLW link

Beyond Rea­son­able Doubt? - Richard Dawk­ins [link]

Dreaded_Anomaly
10 Feb 2012 2:28 UTC
26 points
21 comments1 min readLW link

Hier­ar­chy and wings

Benquo
6 May 2019 18:39 UTC
26 points
22 comments2 min readLW link
(benjaminrosshoffman.com)

On See­ing Through ‘On See­ing Through: A Unified The­ory’: A Unified Theory

gwern
15 Jun 2019 18:57 UTC
27 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

To un­der­stand, study edge cases

shminux
2 Mar 2019 21:18 UTC
27 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

Ev­i­den­tial De­ci­sion The­ory, Selec­tion Bias, and Refer­ence Classes

Qiaochu_Yuan
8 Jul 2013 5:16 UTC
25 points
128 comments6 min readLW link

Over­con­fi­dent Pessimism

lukeprog
24 Nov 2012 0:47 UTC
25 points
38 comments4 min readLW link

Analog­i­cal Rea­son­ing and Creativity

jacob_cannell
1 Jul 2015 20:38 UTC
25 points
15 comments14 min readLW link

Philo­soph­i­cal self-ratification

jessicata
3 Feb 2020 22:48 UTC
25 points
13 comments5 min readLW link
(unstableontology.com)

Pre­dic­tive Rea­son­ing Systems

ozziegooen
20 Feb 2019 19:44 UTC
26 points
2 comments5 min readLW link

[Question] What to make of Aubrey de Grey’s pre­dic­tion?

Rafael Harth
28 Feb 2020 19:25 UTC
24 points
18 comments1 min readLW link

Time Binders

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

June 2020 gw­ern.net newsletter

gwern
2 Jul 2020 14:19 UTC
15 points
0 comments1 min readLW link
(www.gwern.net)

[Question] Why hasn’t there been re­search on the effec­tive­ness of zinc for Covid-19?

Rudi C
24 Aug 2020 20:58 UTC
12 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

The Values-to-Ac­tions De­ci­sion Chain

Remmelt Ellen
30 Jun 2018 21:52 UTC
25 points
6 comments10 min readLW link

Indig­na­tion in re­sponse to the 1890 census

jasoncrawford
8 Sep 2020 20:14 UTC
24 points
1 comment1 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Clar­ify­ing “What failure looks like” (part 1)

Sam Clarke
20 Sep 2020 20:40 UTC
49 points
10 comments17 min readLW link

Up close and per­sonal with the world

dominicq
25 Sep 2020 6:52 UTC
9 points
2 comments1 min readLW link
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