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73 – Truth and Winning

The conspiracy worries about our post-truth government and looks at the question of why Rationalists aren’t at the top of everything they do.

 

Articles/things discussed in this episode

Link with analysis and discussion of the Jim Acosta incident

Sailor Vulcan’s post on LessWrong

Scott Alexander’s reply in the comments

The Last Rationalist’s take on the question

 

Relevant Links

The wonderful Rationality From AI to Zombies podcast’s episode on The Simple Truth (It turns out Eneasz didn’t actually do it)

 

Sequence Posts for next time:

Politics is the Mind-Killer

Just Lose Hope Already

You Are Not Hiring the Top 1%

 

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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72 – Productivity Tools, Part 2

Jess returns to finish up the Productivity Tools dicussion.

The Waking Up #MeToo episode

The Very Bad Wizards episode with moral dilemmas porn-ified

The Planet Money Halloween episode

Death Note fan-made alternate ending (the website is pretty bad with popups)

LeBron James tattoo rights. Eneasz may have said Kobe Bryant in the episode. He doesn’t know much about basketball. Y’all are lucky he didn’t say it was Shaq. 😉

The SSC nighttime CO2 post, and follow-up study. Also, melatonin. And here’s a link to an Amazon seller of the right dosage.

Our episode on Nootropics

Eneasz’s novel, What Lies Dreaming

This Episode’s Sequence Posts: I Don’t Know and A Fable of Science and Politics

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: Politics is the Mind-Killer and Just Lose Hope Already

Handy List o’ Links from Jess!

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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71 – Researching Qualia with Andrés Gómez Emilsson

Steven can’t read a calender, so accidentally scheduled this to release a day late.

In this episode, we talk with Andrés Gómez Emilsson from the Qualia Research Institute. Buckle up for some dialogue on the intersection between philosophy and science.

Steven was testing a new mic this episode, and thus sounds like he’s phoning it in from a submarine. Sorry for the trouble. He’ll keep searching for a better mic.

Here’s a fun presentation on QRI’s website that Andrés gave that covers some of the stuff we talked about in this episode.

Transcript of that dude taking on the math-illiterate execs at Verizon. Audio version.

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: I Don’t Know and A Fable of Science and Politics

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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70 – Kick-offs

We kick off a couple things:
The Sequences Reading/Discussion, and
What Lies Dreaming

The OG Sequences in chronological order
we read: The Martial Art of Rationality ; Why Truth? And… ; …What’s a Bias Again?
For next time: The Proper Use of HumilityThe Modesty Argument

Collated & edited in: Rationality: AI to Zombies
also as a podcast, and a podcast

The Elephant in the Brain (and our podcast episode about it)

SSC on Predictive Processing and Perceptual Control

The 12 Virtues of Rationality

The Conceptual Penis

Ozy on Sokal Squared, the latest hoax/expose that is way over-hyped

Permanent Effects from LSD? Also, Scott Alexander mentions the existence of permanent hallucination effects

 

Eneasz’s serialized novel, What Lies Dreaming, is coming Nov 11th!

 

Petrov Day Art:

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69 – Culture War 2.0

An awesome anonymous listener made this and sent it in after the episode aired! Thanks, awesome mystery person!

An awesome anonymous listener made this and sent it in after the episode aired! Thanks, awesome mystery person!

Alas, we had some technical difficulties in this episode too and we lost some small chunks of audio. I cropped it as best I could, but there’s some little bits where you can tell the audio skips a bit.

Today’s main topic/recommended reading: Memetic Tribes and War Culture

Petrov Day (There’s an XKCD for everything!) and original LessWrong post and the botched celebration that ended in simulated nuclear annihilation

Wiki page on lean development in case anyone else gets off on efficiency

Sam Harris episode with Chistian (not Christopher) Picciolini, the reformed neo nazi

The Intellectual Dark Web, complete with aesthetically pleasing/cringeworthy pictures

The ‘This American Life’ episode with Laci Green

The Adversarial Collaboration outline post on Slate Star Codex

All of the original LessWrong articles, presented in the messy order that Bayes intended

If you want to read ahead for next week, check out The Martial Art of Rationality ,Why Truth? And……What’s a Bias Again?

Soma, a play through by Marshall Dyer

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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68 – Can’t Give Up Freeman

Matt Freeman may be distant in body, but he is present in spirit

Moridinamael’s A Dialogue on Rationalist Activism

KatjaGrace’s Are ethical asymmetries from property rights?

Yudkowsky’s Transhumanism as Simplified Humanism

Very Bad Wizards ep 148 Am I Wrong?

Moridinamael’s Spamming Micro-Intentions to Generate Willpower

Crystal Society podcast

The Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky – actually from 1988!

Horizon Zero Dawn

Undertale (and on Steam)

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