140 – Trigger Warning: Old Men Yelling at Clouds

There’s too many clouds, and they’re ruining stuff that’s good!

Mentioned in this episode:

Do This. Directives.

A very early episode of ours about Feelings

Top ACLU lawyer comes out as pro-book-burning

Replatforming?

Discusses the overview of the Dean of Claremont McKenna

Shares the exact wording of the email discussed above


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Explainers Shoot High. Aim Low!

Double Illusion of Transparency

No One Knows What Science Doesn’t Know

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Why Are Individual IQ Differences OK?

Motivated Stopping and Motivated Continuation

A Case Study of Motivated Continuation

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139 – Kids These Days

Running with the theme of childhood/adolescent responsibility, we start off with a brief live-feedback section from esteemed guest Charlie and then move on to discuss Johnathan Haidt and Greg Lukianov’s 2015 Atlantic essay (mostly informed by Haidt’s subsequent podcast appearances) The Coddling of the American Mind, which was turned into a book 3 years later. We didn’t quite hit all the beats we wanted to, but we still had fun and hope you do too. 

Mentioned in this episode:

The Elephant in the Brain

Jonathan Haidt discussing this on Sam Harris’s podcast


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Self-Anchoring

Expecting Short Inferential Distances — hear audio version of it here

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Explainers Shoot High. Aim Low!

Double Illusion of Transparency

No One Knows What Science Doesn’t Know

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138 – Are Teens People?

We discuss Robert Epstein’s “Teens 2.0” as he makes the Case Against Adolescence.

Eneasz’s Highlights from Teens 2.o

The Banned Goods Store

How Adult Are You? test

See also Youthfacts.org

National Youth Rights Association

Nurses on Young People, as seen on Facebook


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Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Self-Anchoring

Expecting Short Inferential Distances — hear audio version of it here

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137 – Can You Consent to Listening to this Episode?

Who can be allowed to choose their sex partners?

0:00 – 37:00 — Less Wrong Posts Discussion
37:03 – end — Main Subject Discussion

Mentioned in this show:

Worth The Candle & Not Everything Is A Clue


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Pascal’s Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities

Illusion of Transparency: Why No One Understands You

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Self-Anchoring

Expecting Short Inferential Distances — hear audio version of it here

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136 – Obviously (and Legally) Murder

The Conspiracy is minus one Jace but plus one Justin (a defense lawyer) this episode! We discuss the legalities surrounding the convictions of Derek Chauvin – the cop who (literally and legally) murdered George Floyd.

If you’re interested in a historical play by play of Justin’s write ups throughout the  court precedings, check out his posts on r/TheMotte:


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence

Hold Off On Proposing Solutions

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Pascal’s Mugging: Tiny Probabilities of Vast Utilities

Illusion of Transparency: Why No One Understands You

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135 – Live Episode #2

This is the recording of the live episode we held on 4/18/2021.

Things mentioned:

Amazing Man 2: Love Conquers All

BBC receives 109,741 complaints over Prince Philip coverage

“My Immortal” As Alchemical Allegory

The Count Censored

The Venus Project

Uncultured Swine’s episode on The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

The AI Girlfriend Seducing China’s Lonely Men


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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

none, preempted by live chatting

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

The Logical Fallacy of Generalization from Fictional Evidence

Hold Off On Proposing Solutions

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