Get notifications for new events nearby: At some point it was possible to get notifications for nearby events, would be great to see that feature coming back! Ideally I’d like to specify the distance I’d like to get notifications for.
How is “Curated Content” created? I couldn’t find anything with a few searches.
We have a LessWrong group chat for the 35C3 on Signal (www.signal.org), now counting 19 people—send me a message with your phone number, if you want to be added.
Would somebody be so kind to promote this to main? :) Thank you!
Is my idea correct why this is in Mysterious Answers?: Due to positive bias you don’t try to falsify a theory—and if a theory does not predict anything for the negative case, then it does not have any predictive value and thus is a mysterious answer.
My summary: A mysterious answer is a fake explanation that acts as a semantic stop sign. Signs for mysterious answers:
Explanation acts as curiousity-stopper rather than anticipation-controller
Hypothesis is a black box (no underlying principles to derive from)
Social indication that people cherish their ignorance
Many people can’t judge the difference between plausible and implausible scientific explanations, for them it’s just ‘science’
Science as a new authority to explain things (similar to religion)
For abstract concepts we need to drill down to relate them to empirical testing
We shouldn’t be satisfied with just saying the keywords, but seek to genuinly understand what’s going on.
The human brains tends to value what it gives social approval than which it matches physical reality.
Test as much as possible.
We can be swayed by the context we are operating in, thinking inside-the-box
Don’t use terms and explanations if you are not really sure about the concepts
There is a difference between probability and uncertainty
Optimization is possible when you know the probabilities, hard/impossible if you don’t know them/are uncertain about them
My main take-away message: There is a difference between: Passing neutral judgement, declining to invest marginal resources, pretending that either of these is a mark of deep wisdom. Sometimes being neutral is wise, sometimes just lazy. Not taking a side is taking the stronger side.
My main take-away: There is a difference between conscious and subconscious. If you accuse sb with “You do not believe X” then you will get denial because he consciously believes it. The problem is that he subconsicously does not believe it and thus comes up with excuses in advance.