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> Doesn't that mean we disagree about that matter? Saying X which implies Y, and saying Y, are different things. the implication is also questionable but even if it was a 100% solid implication it'd still be different. one difference is X also impl curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Maybe you think contradicting someone with a direct assertion that someone is factually wrong is the same thing as saying you disagree? It's not. Right. Dagny says I'm having negative emotions, and I say I'm not (contradiction). Doesn't that mean Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Maybe you think contradicting someone with a direct assertion that someone is factually wrong is the same thing as saying you disagree? It's not. Also there's lots of complexity in #9559, especially the third paragraph is very hard to parse. It's such curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Wait, actually this is very confusing. The text "You may not believe it" is not part of a "simple statement that I disagreed", so I thought that must have been earlier. Plus it came after Dagny had already made a judgement. But I don't see the simple curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Isn't it also true that speculating on a stranger's internal state from a few written messages is hard too? In the general case, sure. But sometimes there are major indications. If you only speculate when you get a huge clue, and don't speculate curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Hypothetically, if someone were to believe you were angry when you weren't (e.g. in a context like this comment thread), what's the best way to deal with that? To partially answer my own question: in this case, you should def do some introspectio Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> Accurate introspection is very, very hard Agree. Isn't it also true that speculating on a stranger's internal state from a few written messages is hard too? Certain interactions w/ conventional ppl make it a little easier. It also gets eas Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
hostility Anne B Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
Cud reply to ET Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> why is picking a fight with Dagny the thing you most urgently want to do? b/c you regard Dagny as having started it? Is this fighting? What makes it a fight? I thought we were just having a discussion about disagreements. I don't see it as urg Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
why is picking a fight with Dagny the thing you most urgently want to do? b/c you regard Dagny as having started it? Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
> if someone says "this book is better than that one" and then you prioritize that one, do you not see any issue? Sure, if all things were equal, start with the better book. Or if you were only going to read one book, that would also be a good reas Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/18
So Goldratt is not technophobic. FF Expanding Our Limits 2018/02/18
Just ran into one in rule 2 as well. Page 60 , “ what good is that? It much better for any relationship “ Anonymous 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/17
Anon69, Accurate introspection is very, very hard. Expecting people to take your word for it (accept you as having valid authority to make authoritative claims) indicates you don't understand how hard it is (and how unreliable people's claims about curi Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
if someone says "this book is better than that one" and then you prioritize that one, do you not see any issue? and you specifically suggested changing the text for AS b/c it wasn't appealing enough. so, no, i don't agree i was wrong. i missed noth Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> you have not provided an argument that that conclusion is false. you didn't address the issue. your choice to jump on me replaced speaking to the issue. Your conclusion was that I didn't respect ET's judgement much. I'm not really clear on how Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> The other times unspecified comments, in other threads, which you silently resented, and held a grudge about, without attempting problem solving? what a hostile way to deal with people! > The "sigh" was not me being hostile, but was a momentar Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> > There you go, jumping to conclusions again...sigh. > what does "again" refer to? The other times when I've noticed you coming to a conclusion prematurely, assuming too much, not asking questions, etc. The "sigh" was not me being hostile, but Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> There you go, jumping to conclusions again...sigh. what does "again" refer to? you have not provided an argument that that conclusion is false. you didn't address the issue. your choice to jump on me replaced speaking to the issue. you're h Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
> don't think the book descriptions are intended as marketing I don't think that would be a good intention, either. Instead, perhaps explaining why the book should be read. > ET says it's the best book, objectively, and puts it first on the who Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
most ppl reading Atlas Shrugged will learn nothing about overreaching. it's not explained directly. i don't think the book descriptions are intended as marketing. but it's interesting, ET says it's the best book, objectively, and puts it first on t Dagny Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
Overreaching might be good to add in your summary of Atlas Shrugged on your book recommendations. http://fallibleideas.com/books#rand > Atlas Shrugged > This novel is about how ideas affect a country. It has major lessons for politics, economic Anon69 Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/02/17
#9553 Ooooh! wow FF Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
Read them in contradictory pairs. Anonymous Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
I thought you like children. Are you making fun of conventional crits? FF Top 10 Reasons I Hate Children 2018/02/17
fixed. if you still can't see it, it's a caching issue, use this link: https://direct.curi.us/files/pinker-enlightenment-book-discussion.pdf curi A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress 2018/02/16
Can't see anything but the title page. Anonymous A Discussion Of Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism, And Progress 2018/02/16
if the investigations were bad, then firing their leader would be good. and i think the reason Trump kept Comey was not that he thought Comey was good, it was an overly compromising approach to politics, which then came back to bite him. Trump t curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> i thought Comey should have been fired on day 1 along with a lot more ppl, so firing him does not impress me as a reason to investigate. Maybe Comey should have been fired day 1. But hypothetically...if Trump disagreed with you, but then later fi Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
i am not very interested in the form of the investigation, and also i thought Comey should have been fired on day 1 along with a lot more ppl, so firing him does not impress me as a reason to investigate. curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> > I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. > You wrote, about non-at-will employment: > > It came to be after the unusual circumstances around the firing of FBI director Comey ... All of this raised questions about whether there was jus Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
> I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. You wrote, about non-at-will employment: > It came to be after the unusual circumstances around the firing of FBI director Comey ... All of this raised questions about whether there was just c curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> > The areas of investigation that the Special Counsel is looking at: > None of those are the thing you claimed was the reason for the investigation: lack of at-will employment in the government. I'm having a hard time parsing what you mean here. Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
And if the goal is broader societal and government reform (you might reasonably respond to me by thinking that's a good goal), is this investigation way to do it? No. It's not designed for that purpose. curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> The areas of investigation that the Special Counsel is looking at: None of those are the thing you claimed was the reason for the investigation: lack of at-will employment in the government. Regardless, do those things merit an investigation? curi Discussion 2018/02/16
> One of Ann's main points about the investigation is there's no real reason for it to be taking place in the first place. You seem to disagree ... and say you read tons about it (I haven't), so want to explain your view? Sure. There are perhaps tw Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
the article appears to be trying to say or imply: - the russia investigation is typical or average, and should be judged by a comparison to a typical or average past investigation. (this implies e.g. that it isn't partisan bullshit) - the investig Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/16
How Far I'll Go Alessia Cara Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2018/02/16
> Is there any source you wouldn't trust a claim from without some meaningful fact checking? SPLC? Salon? Michael Moore? Stormfront? MSA? SJP? Anything funded by George Soros? When it comes to political news/analysis, there's no source I'd trust wi Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/16
Jordan Peterson saw my email about the typos and thanked me for this :) curi 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/15
FYI I plan to listen to the rest of the book, so I don't expect to report further typos. curi 12 Rules for Life Typos in Rule 1 2018/02/15
yeah. and that issue doesn't just apply to news sources. for example, respect/credentials/prestige/reputation is also very unreliable for science (including medicine and diet/nutrition/health advice) and academic papers. Dagny Discussion 2018/02/15
The more I learn the more I see that just because a news source is well-respected does not mean that it is unbiased or accurate. This is bad :( It means that a lot of the news we watch or read is giving us wrong information. We need to figure out whic anonymous Discussion 2018/02/15
Is there any source you wouldn't trust a claim from without some meaningful fact checking? SPLC? Salon? Michael Moore? Stormfront? MSA? SJP? Anything funded by George Soros? Nate Silver is really bad – a shameless, dishonest partisan hack. It's curi Discussion 2018/02/15
Curi, I'm interested in replying to all of your questions as I have more time, but a quick one in the meantime. > Meanwhile, you showed a willingness to use hard-left sites you don't know much about as sources without doing any checking first, a Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/15
hi anon69. i think you're jumping into the forest to debate trees before getting the lay of the land. you seem to think Breitbart is comparable to Vox(!!!!!!), while reading a bunch of MSM material. Do you want to talk about that? In order to detec curi Discussion 2018/02/14
> what are you trying to accomplish? you just don't seem to know or care about what the FI community thinks about this stuff. I posted here about something curi linked which I disagreed about...as a starting place to learn more and seek criticism. Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> Is there a specific statement I'd made, that you'd like to know more about? could you present the case for the investigation? > Yes, but I don't see a problem. I have what I'd consider an unusually diverse exposure. 80% biased is OK b/c oth Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
> you have presented no case that there's anything worth investigating. Is there a specific statement I'd made, that you'd like to know more about? Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> if you're following politics so closely, why did you have no idea who/what 538 is? Here's what I know about 538: Guy named Nate Silver runs the site, I think he's a pollster or something, seems to pop up during elections. I've watched his site a Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
you have presented no case that there's anything worth investigating. Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
if you're following politics so closely, why did you have no idea who/what 538 is? did you notice your list of news outlets is 80% MSM? that's super biased. you are downplaying what 538 is by saying "left-leaning". that is a large understatement Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
> denies bias of Steele, then links Nate Silver's site as if it wasn't fully partisan > > > I haven't seen anything with the Russia investigation that suggests it has been treated otherwise. > and where did you look? 538? I haven't read much of Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
> I haven't seen anything with the Russia investigation that suggests it has been treated otherwise. and where did you look? 538? Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
denies bias of Steele, then links Nate Silver's site as if it wasn't fully partisan. Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/14
I read your most recently newsletter and followed the link to Ann Coulter's post: CARTER PAGE: AGENT 000. Comments: > The Department of Justice used the unverified dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against Carter Anon69 Discussion 2018/02/14
if a company has to outcompete another company for customers, they do a better job. Anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/02/14
fighting crime anonymous Monetary Privacy!? 2018/02/14
learn stuff. read and discuss, esp Rand, esp *The Fountainhead*. choose and follow some interests – with objectively measurable performance and good improvement paths available (e.g. speedrunning) – to be **really good**. consider what good value curi Discussion 2018/02/12
A Self Anonymous Discussion 2018/02/12
it's pretty simple. heritability (English) is hard to measure, so they made up something easy to measure, named it "heritability", and research that. it's looking where the light is good instead of where you lost your keys. you already know what he curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
heritability critcism anon Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
@accounts he means *explanations of the phenomena* there are many good explanations if you consider, say, different levels of detail. but they don't contradict each other! so there's no problem here. there is one underlying reality, and are multipl Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
> For any particular event there is some explanation for why it happened that way and not some other way. Accounts that don't match the correct explanation are wrong. Do you mean given accounts (testimony/anecdotes) or explanations of the phenomen Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
Epistemological differences oh my god it's turpentine Thomas Szasz 2018/02/11
i don't think hedging things is the right approach. i don't think compromise is good intellectually. there are cases where it's 6 of this, 5 of that, but not all cases work that way. there are other cases where an inch of something is a mistake. th curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> Do you think there is no truth in those fields, or you don't care about them, or what? >> Your epistemology is different than mine, in that you prematurely disallow certain causal models. I have repeatedly said that that there is truth and Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> As these disagreements are fundamental and philosophical / epistemological, I see little value in pursuing them here. Why? Do you think there is no truth in those fields, or you don't care about them, or what? > Your epistemology is different curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> I don't know what you feel like I insulted your intelligence about heritability I didn’t say this, I said you made “negative assumptions about my intellectual competence”. My stance here has been to assume that you are not a fool, and that Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
Spinal injury is horrible. I don't have anything to kill myself if something like that happens to me. This is worrying me. Horrible govt doesn't let me buy anything to help my suicide when I am old. FF Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
i think you're unhappy and this conversation is going to die soon, but i don't know how to fix it. i would like to fix it. curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
I don't know what you feel like I insulted your intelligence about heritability. I just spoke directly about the issues. I actually don't know where you stand – you both seem to have argued with me (saying the rebuttal link has relevant criticism re curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> Until you can measure it, you don't even know what it *is* enough to scientifically figure out what causes it. It’s a mot more complex than this. A good example is Hasok Chang’s “Inventing Temperature”, which documents how the concept of DMB Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> If my "this" you mean "mere authority consensus", then mostly I agree. Yeah and anything where there aren't objectively measurable criteria (which is why there's authority, credentials and partial consensus being used in the first place – b/c curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
> This stuff is indirectly relevant, but is not quite what I hand in mind about us evaluating evidence differently. Alright, I won’t focus on these then. > For example, it's important to understand that "schizophrenia" is a *label*, a word. I Anonymous Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
I agree with the general analysis. I was talking about the value of flex or idle time in a life being run rationally. I agree the value changes dramatically if one runs his life in other ways. Regardless of how much self you have ... my guess is yo curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/10
No problem with informality. > If this is correct, and the basic issue is essentially epistemological, I'd like to nip that in the bud first. I'd like to ask for Elliot to say, roughly what his epistomology is re: scientific evidence, its quality, curi Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
On Szasz's views on "Mental Illness" DMB Thomas Szasz 2018/02/10
Underestimating the value of flex and idle time PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/10
big picture, i'd guess you of underestimate the value of flex and idle time. i know it's tricky to create a lot of those in your specific life b/c you get paid for scheduled time. (my paid programming work is primarily flex time – i can do most task curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Ah OK. I recognize some people do take "comes naturally" to imply inborn. I didn't intend it that way. Ex: Driving comes naturally to me now, but it definitely wan't inborn. Driving was pretty hard for me at first compared to other people. Do yo PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
"natural" = intuitive = fast thoughts/estimates **NOT** natural = inborn (the potential misleading thing). you used the phrase "comes naturally" which makes it sound like the 2nd one (was learned naturally or was inborn, instead of just feeling nat curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
> i can see the *option value* of things even when the option doesn't get used. I agree the option to do something else has value even if it doesn't get used. What I don't know is whether that value is greater or less than its cost. > in the big PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
the point was about thinking in terms of expectation value, not specific techniques for estimating values in situations. put another way: i can see the *option value* of things even when the option doesn't get used. (I don't think this is super amazin curi Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Estimation PAS Integrating Goldratt's Philosophy with Fallible Ideas 2018/02/09
Popper certainly didn't agree with that crap, but offhand i don't remember him addressing it with direct arguments to refute it. But he did develop a good epistemology which says how we can know about the world, and he addressed a lot of other rival i Anonymous Objectivity 2018/02/05
What was Popper's take on it? Kate Objectivity 2018/02/05
Reminds me of this book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0070YQOHW/?tag=curi04-20 it's a sci fi story where a very different civilization than our own learns physics from a different perspective and situation than we learned it from. but of course it curi Objectivity 2018/02/02
Thanks for the explanation. My understanding so far of the sense perception issue is that differences in sense perception are basically no big deal. What you perceive thru your senses is just a starting place. After that, there's a whole bunch of thin Kate Objectivity 2018/02/02
I agree that fiction & TV often make evil seem unreal and a fantasy. Maybe because the evil is all represented by one main character. There are imo some children's books that do a great job of describing the pervasive and hard to spot nature of evil. Anonymous Evil and Chaos Exist 2018/02/02
I should have said "well known" instead of obvious. I will edit the post. Thanks for the correction. curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
Cross off very :) Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
> This is obvious, yet also contradicts the claim ... In one of your videos on the JP book you say in general you never say anything is obvious. See at about 1:48:00 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4M9galhlA Did you slip up in the quo Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/30
The game theory optimal strategy in the ultimatum game is interesting (player A gets $N and offers some money to player B. Player B accepts and they both get paid, or rejects and they both get nothing). Consider the repeated game. You might think r curi Commentary Videos on 12 Rules for Life 2018/01/29
Over-reaching Anonymous Discussion 2018/01/28
> If we're not very good at reason, which I am not, then spending hours and hours reading stuff isn't likely to be very useful without spending ten times those hours and hours discussing what we read on the FI list, right? most stuff is *badly wron curi Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
Am I anti-objectivist? FF Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
half anti-Objectivist? FF Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
If we're not very good at reason, which I am not, then spending hours and hours reading stuff isn't likely to be very useful without spending ten times those hours and hours discussing what we read on the FI list, right? If some new person grabs ou anon Energy, Drive, Life 2018/01/24
Rephrasing, one might take it as: A parent's job is to make his child *fit into the ordered structure of society*, so that he isn't consumed by chaos while never even having had access to order. That's absolutely not TCS, but is perhaps a more s Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Related: JP says it is your job as a parent to make your child socially desirable by the age of 4. Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
> It's pretty rare that a cat on the street will let me pet it. Usually it runs away from me. Yes! FF Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
That's fair. Maybe a more direct way to write it is as follows: First note that L consists of the assertion that L is false. In general, to write X is false, we write: !X. So, once again letting S be the true/false value of L, we have S == ! Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
OK that's a contradiction. But I think you're skipping steps to get there. The translation from the English original to symbols is non-obvious. Your symbols (in #9470) correspond to English along the lines of: "If this sentence is true, then thi Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
I intend "If A, then B" as another way of writing "A implies B." There no notion of ordering or time involved. If one thinks of false as 0 and true as 1, then one can think of "A implies B" as meaning the same thing as A <= B. So (1) and (2) togeth Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
I don't think the boolean logic stuff is clear. Suppose S is true. Does "then" mean "return" and are they done in order? If so, if S is true then it simply returns false. And if S is false, evaluation moves on to (2) and then returns false. Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
Tangent: analyzing the liar paradox with symbolic logic Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
added. (it will take some time to show up due to cloudflare caching) curi Discussion 2018/01/23
I think it's interesting because JP is *right* about how people signal at parties, and it's good info that most people don't understand. patio11 has similar insights that could be considered red pill. But JP and patio11 both seem to think you should g curi Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
I think that one is OK. It doesn't make an infinite loop if you code it. It refers to a fact that exists at the time you're evaluating the sentence. curi Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
FI essays Anon69 Discussion 2018/01/23
petting cats on the street anonymous Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
12th rule is to pet a cat when you encounter one on the street :-) FF Jordan Peterson's Anti-Overreaching Theme 2018/01/23
Another example of JP judging success by what other people think Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Another example of JP overstating the wisdom of the mob Anonymous Criticism of 12 Rules For Life: Secondhandedness 2018/01/23
Are all self-referential sentences poorly defined? Anonymous Liar's Paradox Solution 2018/01/23
Bitcoin is falling. Anyone who took Elliot's advise saved their money. FF Discussion 2018/01/22
#9455 sorry for asking. ff Discussion 2018/01/20
#9457 I think whether that advice is good depends on what someone is trying to "get ahead" of. Get ahead of other people in a social status game? I think that's what most people actually mean by "get ahead". And probably what you had in mind. Ya I PAS Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/19
lots of ppl compromise to "get ahead". don't. if some ambition requires bad things, find something else to do instead. Anonymous Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/18
> They'd rather have a single hand-tooled tractor in Galt's Gulch, or a little farm, or a few barrels of day of oil production, or a cabin instead of a skyscraper ... as long as it's fully theirs, it's fully pure and proper and correct ... there's not PAS Atlas Shrugged Theme: Don't Overreach 2018/01/18
He didn't make an announcement about leaving. He just hasn't been posting. Who knows. Anonymous Discussion 2018/01/17
Has Rami left FI? FF Discussion 2018/01/16
#9355 >Yes, I know Popper solved a major problem when he invented CR and the world did not take notice. Having an AGI sitting in your face is a different story though! People have billions of humans sitting in their face, many of whom do amazing Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2018/01/13
#9450 You can make a reasonable (significant) effort to not do it, cuz u think it's bad. U don't have to be 100% perfect and omniscient to do a good job of addressing this issue. And u can e.g. be receptive when ur kid points out ur doing it, which curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
>(2) Parent should sacrifice their own feelings, ideas, and preferences for the sake of the child's. In the case where (1) is not true but parent feels what child wants is bad, it seems to ask parent to fully and cheerfully provide help anyway. That s Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> Frowning, having a stressed voice, or being selectively less energetically helpful/friendly/cheerful can be pressuring and controlling. (E.g. parent is "too tired" to do an activity child wants, but would suddenly be available if child wanted to do Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
do you *want* to understand? are you trying? what are you hoping to accomplish here? do you want some information? do you have any questions or curiosity about anything you read? do you think you could say, in your own words, the TCS reasoning for why curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
Perhaps I missed it... Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
pressure to do certain careers (e.g. be a prestigious doctor), have certain life roles (e.g. having a kid so parent can be grandparent). another bad parenting thing Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
http://fallibleideas.com/taking-children-seriously note the links at the bottom will take you to dozens more articles. Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
The burden of proof lies with you, in evidence or argument, to support your claims. You provide little or none, so there is no reason to believe any of them to be true. This is true whether your audience is smart and curious or dismissive and naive Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> What is the purpose of this list? > That which can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without it, no? The list is for curious, interested people, not dismissive people who don't care to think. People can ask the reasoning for a curi Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
This is all presented without any evidence to support it. Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
> What is the purpose of this list? What problem is it intended to solve? It points out bad parenting practices. This helps solve the problem of people not knowing those practices are bad. oh my god it's turpentine Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
teeth-brushing Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
What is the purpose of this list? What problem is it intended to solve? Anonymous Bad Parenting List 2018/01/12
games oh my god it's turpentine Bad Parenting List 2018/01/10
@critrat - you're leaking info about who you are. Is this intentional? You have a problem which is blocking you from making progress in CR and has caused your standards to slip. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/01/02
#9435 Planck solved the ultraviolet catastrophe, not, as you said, the infrared catastrophe. Anonymous Reading Recommendations 2018/01/02
There's no prophesy: Planck should not be credited for what he didn't know and could not foresee. Philosophy is more important than shuffleboard. You should begin by recognizing that, given some framework, you can then make judgements about some id curi Reading Recommendations 2017/12/29
I've yet to come across a meaningful way to assign a measure of greater-than-ness. It's difficult comparing two contributions to science/philosophy to one another. In fact, such a measure will in part be a prophesy, because the importance of certa CritRat Reading Recommendations 2017/12/29
#9433 Interesting. Here's my own comparison. DD knows more about physics than Einstein did, but Einstein can reasonably be considered the greater physicist b/c making major original breakthroughs is harder than standing on the shoulders of giants. Dagny Reading Recommendations 2017/12/28
I was asked about how I compared Rand to Popper, and how I concluded Rand was the greatest philosopher: Popper had one main **huge** thing – solving the problem of induction with a new non-justificationist evolutionary epistemology. That's **grea curi Reading Recommendations 2017/12/28
> In my experience, it does seem like people who take it upon themselves to respond to very poor quality criticism (I am thinking of stuff on twitter here) do generally lower the quality of their thinking as a result. Thoughts tend toward ground recen Dagny Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/24
(Response to #9297-9315) > the "training" idea is dumb. if you spend the discussion understanding why Pat's perspective is wrong better, then you won't be trained to do it, you'll be helped not to do it. In my experience, it does seem like peopl PL Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/24
yeah i agree, Trump is intellectually wrong in some ways but he's a decent negotiator and there's some sketchy stuff related to China (there's currency manipulation stuff too, idk a ton about it but i don't think it's all legit) and room to push for s curi Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2017/12/24
China has started to reciprocate following Trump's visit: https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/trump-notches-another-win-on-trade-as-china-slashes-tariffs/ Getting China to substantially reduced import tariffs is a win for Trump. I doub Anonymous Donald Trump is a Protectionist 2017/12/24
What you described is a type of fragility. Anonymous Open Letter to Machine Intelligence Research Institute 2017/12/20

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