I would put a lot of focus on Akrasia early on. to me, Akrasia seems like the “denominator of rationality”. no matter how rational you are, if you are akratic, your behavior won’t be rational. for example, if you follow through on just 1⁄10 best judgements you have, you can never fulfill more than 10% of your rationality potential.
I would then add a section that deals with applying rationality to “limiting beliefs” (close to the self development), things that if you stop believing in it won’t just be rewarding because it’s the truth, but will bring instant improvement to your life. one example is irrational fears—life fear of rejection and failure.
Another thing here would be the importance of practice. focusing on going out there and trying to do stuff, then later also using your rationality specific skills to develop better strategy. practice could be rejection therapy, habit forming, talking to strangeness, even pickup*. the important thing about these are that they are highly actionable, traceable (it’s easy to now if you’re making progress), and give a lot of value back.
*I know pick up is touchy subject on LW. I’m talking about the non creepy pick-up, whether for man or woman, where they train on being better with the other and sex. not manipulating and using the other sex.
I have some more thoughts that right now are less concrete, i will probably edit this answer later.
That’s when you fall forward, Alicorn was talking about falling backward
Fixed, thank you
I’m not using Facebook, but you can post it there if you want :)
putting it on rationality.co.il sounds like a great idea :)
Could you mark them? you should be able to to comment on the document
I translated this piece in Hebrew, here it is, enjoy :)
maybe you can post the question in all such communities you know (and those that’ll be suggested here), and also turn it into a test—which one will give the best answers, with best signal/noise ratio?
Has there been any progress towards this idea? I as well think it would be a fantastic book and would love to read it
edit: I see there’s a wiki page regarding this idea, with some links
For those wondering about the answer—he did, it’s called Arbital. but it was discontinued (see arbital postmortem)
how do you find the sponsorships of studies and researchers?
I’d have to say the harder version is quite cool as well.
Yes, it’s a good point, that it’s a pattern that will pop up all over the place regardless. so the question is, if no one formally stated it (i.e identified it as a common pattern), how would it look? what scientific discoveries wouldn’t have been made? what wouldn’t have been invented? what would we have believed to be true that’s actually false? what bad decisions would we make? what good decision have we made because of it that we would have been able to make without it?
all examples would do, though the more impactful the better :)
Flowchart is gone :|
why not just delete his comments? (really asking)
Haven’t thought about that. it might. is there a way to test that? (i guess if you make it optional, as it is, then it won’t act that way)
Claim: this thread would be better (although, it’s already great) if people added confidence levels to their claims at the beginning, and updated them at the end of the discussion. (confidence level − 75%)
Related, street epistemology. it’s a practice similar to to Socratic questioning (“invented” by peter boghossian in his book ‘a manual for creating atheists’).
Here’s a live example (and two more channels. these also have lectures about it)
Thanks, it looks quite interesting, but unfortunately i don’t think i have the technical knowledge to understand most of the paper. can you make a quick summery of the relevant points?
But if we have to pick an age, it should be the SAME as other adult responsibilities
Here in Israel not even all voting is on the same age limit—elections for government are from 18, and municipal elections are from 17.
“Cortical white matter increases from childhood (~9 years) to adolescence (~14 years), most notably in the frontal and parietal cortices. Cortical grey matter development peaks at ~12 years of age in the frontal and parietal cortices, and 17 years in the temporal lobes (with the superior temporal cortex being last to mature) for women and they have reached full maturity at age 16-17. For men, they become fully mature at age 18. In terms of grey matter loss, the sensory and motor regions mature first, followed by other cortical regions. Human brain maturation continues to around 20 to 25 years of age.”