Yes, but they could all be explained by the fact I just sat down and bothered to think about the problem, which wouldn’t exactly be an amazing endorsement of rationality as a whole.
I also don’t look at rationality as merely a set of tools; it’s an entire worldview that emphasizes curiosity and a desire to know the truth. If it does improve lives, it might very well simply be making our thinking more robust and streamlined. If so, I wouldn’t know how to falsify or quantify that.
Done! Link to the transcript has been posted in the description, and also here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjTM4revF1upDvO00y0v8jF8G6HUbcABtFDxVYiLyPc/edit?usp=sharing
Is there a different venue/format for the notes you had in mind?
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.
If I find that it does have actual impact on the podcast’s effectiveness, then I absolutely will seriously consider changing it. Your criticism has updated me marginally in that direction, but it’s not quite enough for me to act on it, particularly since you’re the only person to mention it.
Thank you for your feedback!
The Kansas City Rationalists are putting together a dojo, for the purpose of improving our cognitive abilities, happiness, and efficiency.
For content, we will be using the ‘Hammertime’ sequence. Attendees are expected to read the introduction (‘Hammers and Nails’) and Day 1 (‘Bug Hunt’), as well as put together their bug list. The meeting will consist of meta-discussion about the content, and discussion about our experience putting together our bug lists. Bonus points if you are willing to share the bugs you found!
We will be meeting weekly, at the same time and location.
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.
I’m sure that there are Street Epistemologists that are guilty of this, but that’s literally opposite of what I encourage or practice.
Please have a non-leather hardcover option for us vegans. :)