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Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms (16) 2019/12/09 curi #14776 My mistake. I saw the 2 on the end of the comment number, matching the second most recent comment, my #14772, but I but didn't realize the tens digit had also changed.
Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy (8) 2019/12/09 Alisa #14759 Suppose you have a judgment of some idea. And suppose that judgment is something other than refuted/non-refuted. Then that judgment is refuted.
Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (174) 2019/12/09 Anonymous #14760 > DD might point out that the floater theory is not hard-to-vary, but I would point out (as this discussion began) that DD’s hard-to-vary criteria sneaks induction back into Popper’s epistemology. How does the hard-to-vary criterion
Error Identifying Superpower (4) 2019/12/09 Anonymous You could easily use this to make a bunch of money because you'd have a competitive advantage in investment. Find businesses with making conceptual errors and short them, or find businesses that you don't see any major errors with and invest in them.
Mario Odyssey Discussion (141) 2019/12/09 GISTE #14751 actually that's not exactly what happened. for each of the 10 boss fights, I tried the 2 things that I had mentioned trying from the guide: > So I listened to the explanations. I was able to do the first part on first try — triple jump ont
Productive Global Warming Discussion (82) 2019/12/08 Atomsk's Sanakan #14615 > "He won't discuss causes and explanations like how clouds work, why, and how to tell." Anyone with functioning eyes can see I discussed clouds in comment #14568, beginning with: "Below is an explanation of cloud feedback for you: "
Discussing Animal Intelligence (28) 2019/12/08 Anonymous #14754 Are you a dualist, mystic or what? You haven't explained your concept of non-computational consciousness. Or you think algorithms have a different algorithm which is conscious but unintelligent? You haven't really engaged with the issues produc
Psychology Studies Mostly Suck (1) 2019/12/08 Anonymous You are exactly right here
Open Discussion 2 (2019) (59) 2019/12/08 curi Me, repeatedly: "subjective" is the most confused word in English. Just saw this, italics added: https://www.etymonline.com/word/subjective > c. 1500, "characteristic of one who is submissive or obedient," from Late Latin subiectivus "of the
Dumb, Dishonest Memers (6) 2019/12/06 curi I don't think social media is the problem. It's just a tool. Overall I think the internet is great and makes things much better. Some current designs, like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Reddit, are structured badly to encourage irrational interac
Potential Debate Topics (16) 2019/12/05 curi #14718 Suffering and intelligence are related. See https://curi.us/2249-discussion-tree-animal-welfare and https://curi.us/archives/list_category/115
Social Metaphysics (47) 2019/12/05 curi #14706 Do you think life involves many choices between what's popular and socially accepted vs. what you think is true, and you have to pick one or the other? Do you think that's a common and important issue? Or do you think they're broadly compatible
Binswanger Misquotes Popper (2) 2019/12/05 curi #14700 There are idiots in all large groups of people. Often, many of them. Often they misunderstand and misstate the ideas of the school of thought they claim to be part of. Binswanger could win debates with many people about many things. He looks
Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute (162) 2019/12/05 curi I updated the post with the (old) replies from the one guy at MIRI who responded (with non-answers).
Academia's Inadequacy (9) 2019/12/05 Anonymous Comments on Yudkowsky's Hero Licensing (linked in the OP, talks about civilizational inadequacy): http://curi.us/2065-open-letter-to-machine-intelligence-research-institute#9282
Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI (10) 2019/12/03 curi #14668 My mistake, he wasn't honest or curious. He wasn't trying to learn or understand. He replied with severe goalpost moving and unacknowledged topic changing: > I think my life has gotten just so much better when I started living it in accordan
Childing a Child (2) 2019/12/03 Anonymous People think children are annoying. They aren't friends with children. Children don't like and do the same stuff as them.
Intelligence Isn't Speed (1) 2019/12/03 curi https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/e4eizv/noah_carl_on_racist_pseudoscience_claims_liddles/f9k6o5i/ [image]
Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate (129) 2019/12/02 curi Adequate World?
Deplatforming and Fraud (18) 2019/12/02 Anonymous > TikTok censorship: there was a kerfuffle this week after someone posted a make-up video to Tiktok in which they talked about China's oppression of Uyghurs while doing eye-lashes - the idea was to see if it got past the content moderation, and it d
Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare (16) 2019/12/02 curi #14650 gl
Alisa Discussion (71) 2019/12/01 Alisa I updated my PF doc again
Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated (9) 2019/12/01 curi > Experts should be treated as advisors who present you with some options and explain them. You are then responsible for considering these options and deciding what to do. You could take some option, reject them all, or propose a modified version of o
Fuck China (13) 2019/11/30 Anonymous #14620 that's anti capitalism and anti reason.
Social Rules (14) 2019/11/28 Anonymous > Social rules are an instance of unclear or arbitrary moderation rules At the same time, in a different sense, all moderation rules are a type of social rule.

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#14776 My mistake. I saw the 2 on the end of the comment number, matching the second most recent comment, my #14772, but I but didn't realize the tens digit had also changed. curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14775 My questions in #14774 were directed at #14752, the person who said: > As someone who is quite close to being an anarcho-primitivist, I am optimistic about human nature, which is why I don't believe that in a natural society anyone would eve Another Anon Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14774 The "Objectivism" I mentioned in that comment is a philosophy. And from the blog sidebar: > Philosopher & classical liberal. I like Ayn Rand, Karl Popper, William Godwin & Ludwig von Mises. See also http://fallibleideas.com/books curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14752 Just curious - where did you get your ideas? Who are the philosophers you admire and why? Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14765 Jorge Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14771 I'm an Objectivist and classical liberal. Re division of labor, here is an explanation of its value from an Objectivist + Austrian economist: https://mises.org/library/capitalism-treatise-economics > **The Multiplication of Knowledge** > curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
hmm yes, I am probably opposed to the division of labour, come to think of it. however I do not consider it an important topic admittedly your view of human nature doesn't seem to be quite as bad as many capitalists and modern people in general. I Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
> At the end of the day there is clearly a fundamental disagreement on human nature going on here. As someone who is quite close to being an anarcho-primitivist, I am optimistic about human nature, which is why I don't believe that in a natural societ curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
> Why does voluntary communal sharing imply that you may keep the products of your labor? This is presuming a particular notion of property, but property is just a social construct, there is no law of physics which says that anything "belongs" to anyo curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14759 Suppose you have a judgment of some idea. And suppose that judgment is something other than refuted/non-refuted. Then that judgment is refuted. Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/09
Individuals are the entities that think and produce things. Any system of "property" which doesn't account for that sounds like a system of rationalized plunder. Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14765 Under a different system of property there would be no sense in which the products of your labor were "yours" to begin with, so whether or not to keep it wouldn't be your choice to make. In the same way that, under capitalism, you have no say Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
> Why does voluntary communal sharing imply that you may keep the products of your labor? Can you define in what sense the "sharing" would be "voluntary" if people have no choice in the matter, no option to keep stuff? Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
#14760 > DD might point out that the floater theory is not hard-to-vary, but I would point out (as this discussion began) that DD’s hard-to-vary criteria sneaks induction back into Popper’s epistemology. How does the hard-to-vary criterion Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/09
> The idea of non-violent, voluntary anarchism presupposes capitalist premises. Voluntary communal sharing implies I may keep the products of my labor for myself. What I produce is, therefore, my property which no one may take. It’s mine. I can shar Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/09
You could easily use this to make a bunch of money because you'd have a competitive advantage in investment. Find businesses with making conceptual errors and short them, or find businesses that you don't see any major errors with and invest in them. Anonymous Error Identifying Superpower 2019/12/09
#14751 actually that's not exactly what happened. for each of the 10 boss fights, I tried the 2 things that I had mentioned trying from the guide: > So I listened to the explanations. I was able to do the first part on first try — triple jump ont GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/09
>The idea that the laws of physics don't change over time is irrelevant to the problem of induction because it gives you no information about what features of physical systems don't change. Only the actual laws of physics do that. What I was trying kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/09
> - For the ideas of which you have a judgment, *any* judgment other than refuted/non-refuted is refuted. What is refuted in that case, the idea or the judgment? Anonymous Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/08
Two notes on video 2 Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/08
#14615 > "He won't discuss causes and explanations like how clouds work, why, and how to tell." Anyone with functioning eyes can see I discussed clouds in comment #14568, beginning with: "Below is an explanation of cloud feedback for you: " Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/12/08
#14614 > "what are some resources that you recommend for laymen on climate change?" Australian Academy of Science: http://aries.mq.edu.au/publications/other/Science-of-Climate-Change.pdf National Academy of Sciences: https://www.nap.edu/read/1 Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/12/08
#14754 Are you a dualist, mystic or what? You haven't explained your concept of non-computational consciousness. Or you think algorithms have a different algorithm which is conscious but unintelligent? You haven't really engaged with the issues produc Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/08
Animals aren't intelligent, but they are conscious (unlike an algorithm or computer). They can't calculate things intelligently like we do, but they can feel pain, and inflicting that on them is bad regardless of the fact that they are unintelligent. Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/08
You are exactly right here Anonymous Psychology Studies Mostly Suck 2019/12/08
At the end of the day there is clearly a fundamental disagreement on human nature going on here. As someone who is quite close to being an anarcho-primitivist, I am optimistic about human nature, which is why I don't believe that in a natural society Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/08
#14746 I was doing something that I had been doing a lot. If I found a move to be way too hard for me, I treated it as too advanced for me now and I found an easier way. For example, in the Sand kingdom, getting the moon from the bird was very har GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/08
Me, repeatedly: "subjective" is the most confused word in English. Just saw this, italics added: https://www.etymonline.com/word/subjective > c. 1500, "characteristic of one who is submissive or obedient," from Late Latin subiectivus "of the curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/08
#14747 > I can imagine, even though I can't articulate, that there is "something it is like to be a bat" experiencing pain. Is that something like being a video game boss losing a fight? > Imagine a dog given a choice between a piece of liver Alisa Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/07
The case for animal (general) intelligence is basically "They do behaviors that look (general) intelligent. How else could you explain their observed behavior?" I'm countering that case by providing an alternative and simpler explanation, as well as a curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/07
>> Nonhuman animals have no behaviors that can no be replicated by software algorithms. Humans do, because we have general intelligence. > Should say can't be replicated by *non-GI* software algorithms. GI is a different type of algorithm. Algorith Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/07
I think practicing beating the boss the wrong way 10 times was a bad idea. Why not check the right way and practice that? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/07
Practicing Lake route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/07
#14743 If there are a million people in society, you get 1 part in 1 million of what you produce. That incentive rounds to zero. Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/07
Incentives is the wrong enphasis Jorge Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/07
First look at Lake route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/07
> Algorithm is a generic word. It's also a somewhat confusing term. In computer science, an algorithm is a finite sequence of instructions that starts from an initial state, produces an output, and then *halts*. So macOS and other operating syst Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/07
#14732 What is the standard by which you judge that socialist policies work? oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/07
I don't think social media is the problem. It's just a tool. Overall I think the internet is great and makes things much better. Some current designs, like Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and Reddit, are structured badly to encourage irrational interac curi Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/06
> Nonhuman animals have no behaviors that can no be replicated by software algorithms. Humans do, because we have general intelligence. Should say can't be replicated by *non-GI* software algorithms. GI is a different type of algorithm. Algorithm i curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
> If animals can suffer, then they almost certainly suffer in nature. There are some philosophers who do think we have a moral imperative to eliminate nonhuman animal suffering in nature--e.g., David Pearce. However, once we're in that kind of situati curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
reply part 1 curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
#14732 Socialism is rather thoroughly wrong – a claim DD seemed to agree with, and didn't deny, in the past – so this is a sign of error by DD. And it's not like he's come out with some new argument in defense of part of socialism or found some im Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
#14731 Thanks. I can't speak for all vegans, obviously. I'm also enjoying the conversation (at this point, I don't think it's a debate because some of Elliot's claims seem to require background knowledge that I don't possess). If animals can suf pdxthehunted Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
Thoughts on Psycho Technologies? Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
#14730 That's good! If something works it doesn't matter where it came from. DD is a fallibilist Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
#14728 I'm a bystander but just a note to say thanks for seriously trying to understand Elliot's position. I'm enjoying the debate. One question: What do vegan's make of the process of biological evolution? This regularly causes animals to be maim Bystander Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
#14724 At about 28:50 DD is asked a question and in the course of answering it at 30:20 he sez Britain retained the good things and rejected the bad things about its experiment with socialism. He's endorsing socialist policies. oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
I've frequently had similar thoughts on (internet) memes and the interesting way that they've affected discourse. I hadn't considered how they affect our thinking itself, but that makes perfect sense. I've been noticing an adjacent feature of meme pdxthehunted Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/06
#14725 Interesting. Thanks for sharing these. BTW, I'm sorry that your post got deleted on the debate a vegan subreddit. I was there--arguing for the case of animal rights--and I'm very disappointed in the subreddit. Elliot's argument has compl pdxthehunted Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
#14723 This is one of the most common criticisms I get, though an unusually friendly and reasonable version of it. People differ. There is no way to please everyone at once. I could please a larger proportion but that means targeting stuff more curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
#14725 What ideas in which books (quotes so I can find the right spots?) are relevant to what nodes? And he can post anonymously himself here. curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
I was asked to pass these onto you anonymously for criticism of your nodes. **What Computers Can't Do: The Limits of Artificial Intelligence** https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060906138/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sin?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sin-20&linkCode=a TheRat Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
David Deutsch on Brexit and Error Correction N Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
https://elliottemple.com/consulting > What I’ve done differently is put my ideas in public and then address every single criticism from every critic who is willing to discuss. I’ve answered all comers for over 15 years. If any of my ideas are m anonymous fan Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/06
What seems easy? Identifying errors? Anonymous 2 Error Identifying Superpower 2019/12/06
It is still me, forgot to sign :) Polvonauta Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
#14691 There is more to the reality than idea/non-idea. Emotion does not only happen in the mind, like a abstract concept of "happy". Emotions are also physical : serotonin, cortisol, dopamine, adrenaline, heart rate, blood pressure, muscular t Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/06
#14718 Suffering and intelligence are related. See https://curi.us/2249-discussion-tree-animal-welfare and https://curi.us/archives/list_category/115 curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/12/05
animal rights Daniel Potential Debate Topics 2019/12/05
#14716 Kresser is openly anti technology and anti industry later and Rogan doesn’t disagree. (There were bits and pieces of it throughout but he later made a clear, strong statement about wanting to scale back industry and technology.) Kresser so curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
#14709 Chris Kresser is a snake oil salesman. E.g. see this page: https://chriskresser.com/about/ > Conventional medicine doesn’t stand a chance of turning the tide against chronic disease. > What does? A revolution to reinvent healthcare, curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
RIP Noble Soul? curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/6808840-the-works-of-h-beam-piper > Every society rests on a barbarian base. The people who don’t understand civilization, and wouldn’t like it if they did. The hitchhikers. The people who create nothing an Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
#14712 That sounds like your Sand Kingdom time is good enough to move on to learning more Kingdoms and getting a whole run finished. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/05
Goal for whole speedrun GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/05
Seems easy. Everything has flaws. Otherwise you couldn't make progress. Errors aren't that valuable if you have nothing to replace them with. Anonymous Error Identifying Superpower 2019/12/05
#14706 Do you think life involves many choices between what's popular and socially accepted vs. what you think is true, and you have to pick one or the other? Do you think that's a common and important issue? Or do you think they're broadly compatible curi Social Metaphysics 2019/12/05
Debunking the Vegan Documentary "Game Changers" - https://youtu.be/Dq4Apc2Xk7Q Comments on first half hour. I expect to have a similar opinion of the rest, if I watch it. this Chris Kresser guy is ok. he's sharing some decent info like about DIA curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
What about subconscious knowledge? Anonymous Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/05
That's not a positive interpretation of the idea of memes and GIFs itself. That's just saying people might do a bad thing for good reason. Anonymous Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/05
Judging from the lyrics alone You could say that he would seek social acceptance. Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/12/05
#14701 Roughly what time do you need in Sand to get a 2 hour overall game completion time? 1.5 hrs? 1.25 hrs? 1hr? Do you have a rough idea of your current goal or what times mean? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/05
#14702 I wasn't aiming for completeness. And yes I have. Have *you* thought of any positive explanations? Here are some partially positive partial explanations: Memeing started with young people who hate their parents and teachers – for good curi Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/05
#14700 There are idiots in all large groups of people. Often, many of them. Often they misunderstand and misstate the ideas of the school of thought they claim to be part of. Binswanger could win debates with many people about many things. He looks curi Binswanger Misquotes Popper 2019/12/05
All the explanations you've discussed are negative interpretations. Have you tried to think of any positive interpretations? Anonymous Dumb, Dishonest Memers 2019/12/05
Timed run of Sand kingdom #1 5:57 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/05
That right there is why I don't take Objectivists seriously whatsoever. "Objectivism holds that perception is infallible." What a fucking idiot. Anonymous Binswanger Misquotes Popper 2019/12/05
In defense of Peer review vs Blogs Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
I updated the post with the (old) replies from the one guy at MIRI who responded (with non-answers). curi Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2019/12/05
Comments on Yudkowsky's Hero Licensing (linked in the OP, talks about civilizational inadequacy): http://curi.us/2065-open-letter-to-machine-intelligence-research-institute#9282 Anonymous Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/05
#14694 Our civilization is inadequate in many ways. I like some of Yudkowsky's comments on that, in Hero Licensing, linked in https://curi.us/2253-academias-inadequacy And find comments on Hero Licensing at http://curi.us/2065-open-letter-to-machin curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
London Bridge terrorist only served *half* of his sentence for terrorism Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/05
I closed 3 websites: https://rationalessays https://freeliberalism https://reasonandmorality The content is all moved to: https://elliottemple.com/essays/ I mass updated comments and blog post URLs to point to the new locations. Please l curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/04
#14690 Emotions are a type of idea, so they don't change anything. What if emotions weren't a type of idea? Then they'd be a type of non-idea, outside the mind, just like the number 7, so that wouldn't change anything either. That'd just be informa curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/04
the place for emotions Polvonauta Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/04
> #14682 Where'd you learn that, including the Von Neumann part? Is there a particular book you can recommend? Just stuff I've picked up. No expert on cell biology or von Neumann. A lot of progress has been made in cell biology in recent years and Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/04
> I imagine there's some sort of substantial distinction a brain makes, but I don't know precisely what it is. Don't know. Maybe a division of labor thing? Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/04
This might be relevant: https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dLQ3bDy2tgYC&oi=fnd&pg=PA416&dq=info:areBx92JQFgJ:scholar.google.com/&ots=OBlSdv-DvC&sig=yCrV45D8LVHoH0203WjJ6dxfhnw Not Anon Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/04
#14682 Where'd you learn that, including the Von Neumann part? Is there a particular book you can recommend? curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
I imagine there's some sort of substantial distinction a brain makes, but I don't know precisely what it is. curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
#14682 OK thanks for the info. I edited the non-computer example from bacteria to sand. curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
Bacteria and cells as computers Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
#14680 Not an expert on bacteria. What do you mean? I thought, roughly, that there's no computer there in any normal sense, they are just structured in such a way to respond to certain stimuli and for certain chemical reactions to take place in the ri curi Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
> Bacteria fail to match humans at level 1. No brain. Maybe a nitpick but aren't bacteria computers? Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
#14678 When in doubt, click "open discussion" on the left sidebar and post there. That's a generic place to post anything. You can also find other topics via "list all posts", "archives" or "recent comments". I'm a fan of double blind, randomized, curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/12/03
Greetings Mr. Curi, I didn't know where to post this. Penny for your thoughts: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Hierarchy-of-evidence-pyramid-The-pyramidal-shape-qualitatively-integrates-the-amount-of_fig1_311504831 Thank you, Mueller Mueller Potential Debate Topics 2019/12/03
The (lack of) interest of animal rights advocates in human rights has been brought up by pro-lifers too. If one believes a squirrel (maybe even a snail, salmon, insect or plankton) is human-like enough to have some rights and to be concerned with its Anonymous Discussing Animal Intelligence 2019/12/03
#14671 I wrote a long reply so I posted it to https://curi.us/2256-discussing-animal-intelligence curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
#14668 My mistake, he wasn't honest or curious. He wasn't trying to learn or understand. He replied with severe goalpost moving and unacknowledged topic changing: > I think my life has gotten just so much better when I started living it in accordan curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/03
Formatting test: *italic sentence **bold (and italic) in the middle** more italics* Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/03
Reddit drama is not your fault! I'll fix your comment and reply today. I removed the backslashes but I see there's a few more things to do. curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
#14670 That's really frustrating. The ban seems wildly inappropriate. I tried copying my response from Reddit's editor. It looks pretty ugly--I used markdown mode. Thanks for your patience. If I end up in more conversations here, I'll work on m pdxthehunted Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
[While writing this response, the original post was removed. I think that’s unfortunate, but what’s done is done. I’d still love a quick response—just to see if I understand you correctly.] Hi, Elliot. Thanks for your response. I want to say pdxthehunted Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
I just got banned from the Debate A Vegan subreddit for posting the following comment: > For anyone interested in reading more of this discussion, we're going to continue at https://curi.us/2253-academias-inadequacy ![](https://curi.us/img/nF9WL curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
If you click "edit" on your reddit comments, then copy/paste from there, you'll get the markdown version which has blockquote markers in it. If you could repost that way the formatting should come out mostly the same and I'll delete the plain text com curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/03
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/e4ul7v/the_programmers_challenge_to_animal_rights/f9k0f4d/ I liked this question (so I answered it) because I thought it was honest ignorance and willingness to ask about a basic point instead of sayin curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/03
People think children are annoying. They aren't friends with children. Children don't like and do the same stuff as them. Anonymous Childing a Child 2019/12/03
> They dislike and mistreat children routinely. What do you mean by this? By "mistreat" I guess you mean coerce children to do what the adult wants them to do. Is that correct? By "dislike" I don't understand what you mean. Do you mean someth N Childing a Child 2019/12/03
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/e4eizv/noah_carl_on_racist_pseudoscience_claims_liddles/f9k6o5i/ [image] curi Intelligence Isn't Speed 2019/12/03
https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/e5bap8/is_this_allowed_on_twitch/ Twitch streamer with 25 viewer average – but no one talking in chat even though he tried to talk with chat periodically – makes fake account, writes 200 questions, has Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/03
Most people assume we live in more of a meritocracy than we do. And they assume that *other people* will identify merit. They don't generally care to do it themselves. Who, exactly, actually does it, and by what methods!? Dagny Error Identifying Superpower 2019/12/03
Oh God I hadn't actually read the rest of the abstract. Just looked. It's openly inductivist except it defines induction as a present-day non-AGI algorithm. This is ridiculous. Though it's unclear if that's what they think induction is or they think t curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/02
For documentation in case the link ever breaks, the first sentence of the paper's abstract reads: > Contemporary descriptions of human intelligence hold that this trait influences a broad range of cognitive abilities, including learning, attention, curi Academia's Inadequacy 2019/12/02
Adequate World? curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/12/02
Convicted terrorist, released from prison early, stabs 2 people to death at London Bridge Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/02
> TikTok censorship: there was a kerfuffle this week after someone posted a make-up video to Tiktok in which they talked about China's oppression of Uyghurs while doing eye-lashes - the idea was to see if it got past the content moderation, and it d Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/12/02
#14655 The mod is now deleting lots of comments (without notifications they're removed) and threatening bans. https://www.removeddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8ck29h/ Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/12/02
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8ck29h/ [image] A mod just deleted this 9 day old comment as off topic. jfc. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/12/02
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/e4ul7v/the_programmers_challenge_to_animal_rights/f9hc89t/ [image] I found this funny. curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/02
Some posts re animal rights. https://thecriticalrationalist.weebly.com/on-the-inner-lives-of-animals.html http://www.bretthall.org/humans-and-other-animals.html Note: Brett Hall plagiarizes some of my and TCS's stuff. He tricks the weebly aut curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/02
https://www.reddit.com/r/compsci/comments/e4urpw/the_programmers_challenge_to_animal_rights/ > As an activist for (other) animals rights I can tell you that there is zero need for this kind of arguments, the reasoning behind this activism is not ra curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/02
#14650 gl curi Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/02
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More practice on sand kingdom route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/02
TikTok Deplatforming curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/12/02
People often think they are good enough and turn off the learning. Common story with KP, DD, AR, FI. This is already addressed in mainstream self help lit, e.g.: https://www.reddit.com/r/OverwatchUniversity/comments/e4hugt/doing_your_best_in_compet curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/02
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#14643 See https://curi.us/2246-animal-rights-issues-regarding-software-and-agi oh my god it's turpentine Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
#14643 This is expert maneuvering. Good way to dodge addressing an argument, I will definitely copy your style. Thanks for the lesson. Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
#14642 Have you read the discussions you're jumping into? The links in the OP? The main issue was whether or not animals are like robots that just compute algorithms. That's the thing being discussed. You linked something which doesn't try to discuss Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
#14641 Would sentience not make the case for animal rights? Why is no hits for "compu" an automatic dismissal? Should you not have a refutation for this without a dismissal? >Doesn't stuff like this simply show that these "experts" are clueless Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
#14640 Why are you sharing this? I searched "compu" on the page and got no hits. Where is the part which addresses the issues? Doesn't stuff like this simply show that these "experts" are clueless frauds lacking the relevant expertise? Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4494450/ Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/01
I updated my PF doc again Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/12/01
> Experts should be treated as advisors who present you with some options and explain them. You are then responsible for considering these options and deciding what to do. You could take some option, reject them all, or propose a modified version of o curi Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/12/01
> As I understand it you follow closely Popper’s epistemology which I do find error with. It is Popper’s rejection of confirmation (positive reason, justification, etc) that I have issue with. > > There is a 1981 paper by Wesley Salmon that you oh my god it's turpentine Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/01
> You point out correctly that David does not say that all theories that entail anomalies are irrational, but only those that also lack a good explanation for the anomalous behaviour. I admit unclear writing from my end. However, my concluding point s oh my god it's turpentine Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/01
#14625 >>> We try our best to avoid biases in our sample, but are limited practically. We make our inferences regardless of these limitations and approximations. >> >> The problem is you can't do this *at all*. You can't do it approximately. Bei oh my god it's turpentine Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/01
#14631 Do you have criticisms of the position explained in that book? oh my god it's turpentine Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/12/01
#14631 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Medicalization-Everyday-Life-Selected-Essays-ebook/dp/B0051UA5NG oh my god it's turpentine Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/12/01
More practice on sand kingdom route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/01
#14630 you made the claim, burden of proof is on you Anonymous Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/30
#14629 Do you have an argument against Elliot's position? oh my god it's turpentine Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/30
>The most dangerous experts that people consult direct are "mental health" experts. That whole industry is poison. You're in no position to make this claim. Anonymous Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/30
#14620 that's anti capitalism and anti reason. Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/30
tried Sand kingdom route without video guide - session #3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/30
Experts should be treated as advisors who present you with some options and explain them. You are then responsible for considering these options and deciding what to do. You could take some option, reject them all, or propose a modified version of one oh my god it's turpentine Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/30
Hey, It is me again. Hope you guys have been well. I sort of just replied to everything, but maybe we can identify some important issues to focus on. I will try limit myself to replying to what I see as the important points from now on. I like the ide kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/11/29
#14622 fixed ty curi Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/29

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