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95 – It’s Gender Time! Part 1

Trigger warnings: Gender! Culture Wars! Opinons! Facts? (Also, some amount of tension/discomfort in this episode. Be ye warned.)
Please contribute to this discussion!
Please keep it non-terrible.

Articles that sparked the discussion: The Disappearing Thems, Versus Them, Reducing the Spectrum to a Binary

Also relevant: Hofstadter Person Purity essay, and Cis by Default

Other links of note…

Recommendations!

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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

None! Postponed till next time 🙁

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: (Are still…)

Focus Your Uncertainty

The Proper Use of Doubt

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94 – The Problem At Yale Isn’t Free Speech, It’s Lack of Batmans

Elite education institutions aren’t give us Bruce Waynes anymore, and this is a problem.

Our article: The Real Problem At Yale Is Not Free Speech

Also relevant: The Wayne Republican Tradition, and Against Against Billionaire Philanthropy

 

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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Religion’s Claim to be Non-Disprovable

The Importance of Saying “Oops”

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Focus Your Uncertainty

The Proper Use of Doubt

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93 – Conflict vs Mistake

In this episode, we try to explain the Slate Star Codex post, Conflict vs Mistake. We hope we didn’t make any major mistakes, and if we did, that it won’t cause any kind of conflict.

Links:
– SSC: Conflict vs Mistake
– Also: Highlights from the Comments on Conflict vs Mistake
– Ratfic Rec: Draco Malfoy and the Practice of Rationality
– Eneasz Book Rec: Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities
– Steven Podcast Rec: Hacking Humans


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Professing and Cheering

Belief as Attire

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Religion’s Claim to be Non-Disprovable

The Importance of Saying “Oops”


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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92 – Replacing Guilt

Jess and Phoenix tell us about Replacing Guilt.

Favorites from the series: “Should” considered harmful and Confidence all the way up

Another recommended book is The Courage To Be Disliked

Also mentioned – Flint’s water is OK now.

Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong? And What Lies Dreaming now has audio of the early chapters, with more coming!


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences)

Belief in Belief

Bayesian Judo

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Professing and Cheering

Belief as Attire


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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91 – Are You Jesus or Hitler??

In this episode our hosts come together to try and figure out if it’s worth worrying about the possibility that we’re living in a simulation, with a fun twist. We also do plenty of listener feedback.

Steven mentioned Eneasz’s book.

When I googled the short story Eneasz talked about “Steve Fever” (which was written by Greg Egan), the fifth result was a link to Eneasz’s blog post about the story, which contains a link to the story in it.

Jess mentioned a story called “Stupid Perfect World” which you can get on Amazon for only 3 bucks!

A link to the Slate Star Codex post: Burdens

Steven mentioned the Primitive Technologies channel on Youtube


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Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Are Your Enemies Innately Evil?

Two More Things to Unlearn from School

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Making Beliefs Pay Rent (in Anticipated Experiences)

Belief in Belief

Bayesian Judo


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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90 – Secret to Our Success

We talk about Cultural Evolution, and why it is so terrible.

Links:
The Secret to Our Success:
SSC
The Book
Melting Asphalt on Prestige Versus Dominance
I, Pencil (About How No One Can Make a Pencil Anymore)
Caveman Sci-Fi
The Mr. Rogers Documentary

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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Risk-Free Bonds Aren’t

Correspondence Bias

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Are Your Enemies Innately Evil?

Two More Things to Unlearn from School


Big thanks to David for our intro music! Check out his music and VFX here!

We’d like to thank creators of our new outro music from the Sumerki Project! Check out their stuff here!

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