130 – The Cause of the Hate Revolution (or: Hate is the New Sex)

2/3rds of the Conspiracy discusses “Hate is the New Sex

What You Can’t Say, by Paul Graham – audio at Second Ennumerations

Scissor’s Statements coined at SSC post “Sort By Controvertial”

Bird’s Aren’t Real

The Metropolitan Man (and We Want MoR Superman analysis podcast)


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Also merch! (and as mentioned in this episode, Eneasz’s novel)


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Meditation on Curiosity

Singlethink

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

No One Can Exempt You From Rationality’s Laws

A Priori

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129 – Sympathy For The Devil

We talk with Lucien Greaves, co-founder of The Satanic Temple. We discuss seperation of church & state, abortion rights, and the value of federal religious recognition.

Baphomet

Satanic Aborition Ritual

Grey Faction 

Find a local chapter

That old article about how chickens are mostly walking meat-factories has been found! Take it with the understanding that this is probably highly motivated thinking.


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Also merch! (and as mentioned in this episode, Eneasz’s novel)


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

A Rational Argument

We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think

Avoiding Your Belief’s Real Weak Points

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

The Meditation on Curiosity

Singlethink

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128 – The Q-Coup

We had a topic for this week, but it was prempted by the spectacle of a headlong collision between a delusional mob and harsh reality.

Footage from inside the mob as it storms the capital building

Riot timeline

The Hodge Twin’s video expressing disbelief that anyone could believe the election was fair

538 on police favoring right-wing protests

Dan Carlin’s Hard History


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?
Also merch!


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

What Evidence Filtered Evidence?

Rationalization

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

A Rational Argument

We Change Our Minds Less Often Than We Think

Avoiding Your Belief’s Real Weak Points


Details page on Eneasz’s offer to read Less Wrong posts

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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127 – All About Aging with Richard Acton

Richard Acton answered our plea for an expert in the field of aging science! He’s Post-doctoral researcher and bioinformatician at CECAD, A Cluster of Excellence Aging research institute at the University of Cologne. His PhD work focused on the Epigenetics of aging Including ‘aging clocks’ which permit you to estimate the ‘biological age’ or time to death of an organism.


Some links from Richard:

In the spirit of We’ve Got Worm/We Want MoR, he started his own podcast with his friend Micheal in the role of Scott/Brian as he reads a sci-fi book “Dawn” by Octavia Butler which deals with biology in a more interesting way than many other books in the genre

He read Nick Bostrom’s Superintelligence whilst at the Effective Altruism global summit Oxford which featured a CFAR workshop, which he ripped off/remixed and taught at a couple of Humanist Groups

He has one blog post on LessWrong about inferential distances

He made a deck of cards for all the cognitive biases that people can buy!

Other links:

Here’s the link to the cheaper version of the “how old are your cells” thing

Every Life Is On Fire by Jeremy England

And a link to the short story Eneasz mentioned, The Secret Number


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

How to Convince Me That 2 + 2 = 3

The Bottom Line

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

What Evidence Filtered Evidence?

Rationalization


Details page on Eneasz’s offer to read Less Wrong posts

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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126 – LessWrong 2.0 and Books

The conspirators are joined by Ben and Oliver from the LessWrong team. In addition to standing up a new and improved platform for LessWrong and revitalizing the community, they’ve compiled about 40 posts from 2018 and put them in physical books that you can buy (for basically the cost of production) at lesswrong.com!

Some of our guest’s favorite posts:


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Einstein’s Arrogance

Occam’s Razor

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

How to Convince Me That 2 + 2 = 3

The Bottom Line

(Petrov Day)


Details page on Eneasz’s offer to read Less Wrong posts

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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125 – Hacking Away at Careers

The conspirators share potential weaknesses in the career-distribution system that too many people don’t exploit. With the usual amount of meandering along the way.

80,000 hours

Two articles from Tim Ferriss’s blog

Optimal Employment – LessWrong

Here’s an older episode of ours on Biohacking


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


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

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

The Lens That Sees Its Flaws

How Much Evidence Does It Take?

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

Einstein’s Arrogance

Occam’s Razor


Details page on Eneasz’s offer to read Less Wrong posts

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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