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The Logical Fallacy of Generalizing from fictional evidence
Genie Button Though Experiment
The Downfall meme we mentioned. This is Steven’s favorite version.
Sam Harris AI TED talk
Redditor provides an incredible explanation of how being poor can make you bad with money
Who can access the external part of your brain that you carry around in your pocket? What rights do you have to it? With Chase.
The pacemaker that thwarted a fire insurance fraud
The pacemaker that lives inside you is not legally yours and you can’t tamper with it
Published after we recorded – Why You Should Care About The Supreme Court Case On Toner Cartridges (From article – “you don’t “own” things like movies, music, or even the software on your phone; rather, it’s being licensed, which means companies can go to all kinds of lengths to keep controlling how, when, and where you use the things you’ve bought long after you’ve bought them.”)
We discuss a famously controversial post, despite our better judgement. With Sean and Matt.
The Post: Torture Vs Dust Specks
Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn program
“…And I Show You How Deep The Rabbit Hole Goes” – short story by Scott Alexander featuring pills of many colors
SMBC Comics is the best!
Superman and the Clan of the Fiery Cross radio shows
Reasons and Persons, by Derek Parfit
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles, by Thomas Sowell
Aubrey de Grey’s TED talk on extreme longevity
Ending Aging – Aubrey de Grey’s book
“The Sequences” – Compiled in book form.
Max Harms on Cryonics (Video)
Micromort – The unit used to measure a one in a million chance of dying
Amazon – http://amzn.to/2lUTCuF
Gumroad – https://gumroad.com/l/CrystalMentality
Other Rational Fics:
Animorphs: The Reckoning – Animorphs are actually trying to win!
Harry Potter and the Natural 20 – Hogwarts isn’t ready for a DnD Hero!
Worm – The superhero fiction where the super humans are actually creative!
Forgive the pun. I couldn’t help myself. (Steven)
In this bonus episode, Eneasz and Steven respond to some of the feedback to the Nazi Punching episode. Thank you to everyone who provided thoughtful comments. Be assured we read everything, but we only have so much time to respond on the air.
The Innocence Project is the group we mentioned that investigates the cases of people on death row.
This is the article on the FBI investigation into white supremacist infiltration into law enforcement, provided by Matt, that we discussed in the episode.
Article on Outrage Marketing – I Helped Create the Milo Trolling Playbook. You Should Stop Playing Right Into It
Being effective vs. feeling good. EA is a big topic, this is really just an intro for the uninitiated.
Money: The Unit of Caring, by Eliezer Yudkowsky
Nobody is Perfect, Everything is Commensurate, by Scott Alexander
What Is The Greatest Good? – an EA profile in The Atlantic, wherein they refer to EA as “generosity for nerds” (Which is one of the ways you can tell it’s better than pleb generosity. 😉 – Eneasz)
GiveWell.org, probably the best-known site for evaluating charity effectiveness. They are the source of the oft-cited ~$3000 = one life saved statistic (based on the effectiveness of their top-rated charity, the Against Malaria Foundation)
Giving What We Can – where you can make the 10% pledge, in addition to getting more info
80,000 Hours – making a difference via your career by putting your comparative advantage to the best use.
2017 AI Risk Literature Review and Charity Comparison – We briefly discussed the Machine Intelligence Research Institute and it’s possible relationship to Effective Altruism. This article is an in-depth analysis of some aspects of that topic.
The Salvation Army – :/ at best