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97 – Oops, We Accidentally Over Two Hours of Feedback

We get to back-logged feedback.

We Want MoR is now live, back at the old home of the HP:MoR Podcast!

Ra, by Sam Hughes (also on Amazon)


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Focus Your Uncertainty

The Proper Use of Doubt

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts

The Virtue of Narrowness

You Can Face Reality

The Apocalypse Bet

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96 – Do Words Mean Things, Also Sex Science!

The Conspirators sort of continue the conversation from our last episode, after meandering around about the meaning of words/their relevance to current usage. Eventually we’ll get to the LessWrong sequence on the Human Use of Words and this confusion will hopefully dissolve.

 

Comic Relief: Omeleto video featuring Nick offerman

Patreon supporter Welf wrote a blog post that they shared with us and we touched on in this discussion. It’s really good if this topic interests you.

Ryan Gosling Avatar Papyrus freak out on SNL

Jess’s favorite dinosaur

What if we had only the bones of modern animals and drew them like we draw dinosaurs? (link with whale, link to book)

Wikipedia and other links from Jess

Alicorn transgender story? From Jess

Skeptoid episode Transgender: Fact or Fiction


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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


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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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!

Hey look, we have a discord!

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

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


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
And now there’s a book club happening there! Check it out in the “tbc-book-club” channel.


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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