89 – Is Rationalism Being Co-opted by the Alt-Right?

We talk with David about his question on our subreddit. There’s a lot of other comments and thoughts about the subject at that thread, which you can read here.

Sorry about the lateness of this episode, just some growing pains.

Related Links:

Scott Alexander on the economic costs of racism
Jordan Peterson 12 rules for life & maps of meaning
Raymond Arnold call to action 
The Pi Day HPMOR wrap announcement
It’s hard work and sacrifice living in an Amish Paradise
Kevin Kelly (founder of Wired, not Popular Science) about the Amish
– also his book, what technology wants 
Dunbar’s Number (where you can only keep track of about 100 friends)

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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Scope Insensitivity

One Life Against The World

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Risk-Free Bonds Aren’t

Correspondence Bias

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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2 Responses to 89 – Is Rationalism Being Co-opted by the Alt-Right?

  1. Olexandr says:

    If everyone one-by-one prefered the world over one person, there would be no people left.

  2. Pingback: Rational Newsletter | Issue #70

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