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114 – Epistemic Rigor and BLM

Do BLM protests give people a correct impression of the fundamental problem with the police, and is that important as long as shit gets fixed? All sorts of disagreement today.

Campaign Zero’s list of reforms. This is not actually a BLM list, as we had originally thought.

The official BLM site has no policy demands or requests aside from “#Defund the Police” which is vauge to say the least.

Movement For Black Lives isn’t BLM either. They have a bit of a manifesto calling to End The War on Black People.

Yudkowsky’s Comprehensive Reboot of Law Enforcement has more to recommend it than anything BLM is putting forth at the time of this posting, which is surprising.

Simpson’s Paradox wiki, and tailored for police stats

NPYD Stop & Frisk Data

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46

Sam Harris’s podcast episode, which sparked this discussion in our Discord

A Soho Forum Debate on the same matter

You Have About Five Words

Slate Star Codex is gone

SlateStarScratchpad


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark

Say Not “Complexity”

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

My Wild and Reckless Youth

Failing to Learn from History


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113 – Refining Niceness with Wes Fenza

Wes joins Steven and Jace in order to to talk a bit about the current conversation around police brutality and help clarify some of the arguments in favor of Niceness from our last episode. I think we may have had some synchronization issues, as well as some background noise I tried to edit out.

Here’s an article mentioning Daniel Shaver, the guy who was murdered by cops who’s name Steven couldn’t remember. It also talks about much more current events. Ah… bummer warning on this link.

Be sure to check out the Mind Killer podcast if this podcast isn’t inflammatory enough for you!


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

We didn’t get to them this episode. Oops.

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark

Say Not “Complexity”


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

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112 – Nice Places Are Nice

For Niceness to triumph within the Heart of Darkness that is the internet, we gotta make an effort.

The Evolution of Trust

A Briefer History of Time

Unweaving the Rainbow

Key and Peele communicating via text

Dan Dennett on Rappaport’s Rules

Where ‘Grok’ comes from


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Semantic Stopsigns

Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions

The Futility of Emergence

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark

Say Not “Complexity”


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111 – Rational Practices in Everyday Living

We got to see each other for the first time in months, AND Jace wasn’t there to keep us on track, so this went long. Whoops!

Pitch Meeting

The Virtue of Silence


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Science as Attire

Fake Causality

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Semantic Stopsigns

Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions

The Futility of Emergence


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The Mind Killer Episode 4 – Are We Committing Collective Suicide?

Intro/outro music: On Sale by Golden Duck Orchestra

 

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News discussed:

 

Justin Amash is running for President

The Transhumanist Party

Power Problems’ discussion of the USS Roosevelt 

The Supreme Court is taking another look at abortion rights

Kevin Drum: We Are About to Commit Collective Suicide?

John Cochrane: Dumb Reopening Might Work

Marginal Revolution: Did We Lock Down Some Parts of the Country Too Early?

Maryland Governor Worried That the Federal Government Will Seize Their Supplies

Short Circuit podcast on qualified immunity

 

Happy News!

 

The Supreme Court may be reevaluating qualified immunity

Tests in recovered patients found false positives, not reinfections, experts say

Test introduced to market with 99% accuracy

 

The HU – Shoog Shoog

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110 – Socratic Grilling

Sorry for the delay on this one. We had some technical difficulties. Episodes will resume on their normal schedule, don’t worry.

This episode we discuss the SSC post Socratic Grilling!

We also talk about sea lioning

We mentioned the other SSC post Black People Are Less Likely


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Fake Explanations

Guessing the Teacher’s Password

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Science as Attire

Fake Causality


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