My IRL rationality group is preparing to test that sequence. It looks promising, although we do have some quibbles with it. If we successfully finish testing, we’ll publish the details.
No hardcover option?
That’s very kind of you, thank you. It means a lot.
Yes, that is the correct sequence of events. I was raised in a Christian household, but the first belief I truly held for myself was atheism.
I am no longer a Christian or theist in any way.
Please have a non-leather hardcover option for us vegans. :)
Also, how would one go about acquiring these CFAR techniques? Is attending a workshop mandatory? I don’t quite have the discretionary funds for that. :P
If I understand you correctly, I wholeheartedly agree that “Less Wrong” is not just referring to a dichotomy of “what is true” and “what is wrong” (although that is part of it, ala ‘Map and Territory’).
There’s a reason rationality is often called “systemized winning”; while the goals that you are trying to win are entirely subjective, rationality can help you decide what is most optimal in your pursuit of goal Y.
Yes! The facebook event page links to our Facebook group.
Hi, Motasaurus. I certainly hope you stick around! Don’t let our disagreements drive you off.
However, on that note, I’m afraid I would have to disagree. While I think you can have “better than average” epistemology and still be a Christian, perhaps even be in the top 25% percentile, I don’t believe you can aspire to be a perfect Bayesian and still be a Christian.
I would respectfully point out that the Apostle John is hardly a neutral spectator in determining whether one can be both Christian and Rational. Additionally, he certainly didn’t have access to anywhere near the same level of understanding of human cognition, science, and probability theory as we do; to use an Eliezer illustration, the greatest physicists of his age couldn’t have calculated the path of a falling apple.
One of the hallmarks of a typical dojo is that the Sensei will demonstrate techniques, and show how they are supposed to look once you have mastered them.
Is it possible that this is an optional feature, if only for a rationality dojo?
I was thinking “Tsuyoku Naritai”. 😊