I use a poor innocent guide book author as a target for complaining about empty consumerism, and explain why features of the Swedish language makes it slightly less unreasonable than it appears.
John NerstNew post, in which I use a poor innocent guide book author as a target for complaining about empty consumerism, and explain why features of the Swedish language makes that slightly less unreasonable than it appears.
Almost a decade ago, Luke Muehlhauser ran a series "Rationality and Philosophy"
on LessWrong 1.0. It gives a good introductory account, but recently, still
dissatisfied with the treatment of the two groups' relationship, I've started a
I pick up and elaborate on some parts that were cut from my review of “The AI Does Not Hate You”, including some riffing on mind dumps, weirdness, tensions between the rationalist commu…
John NerstElaborations on some loose threads from my last book review post. Topics: mind dumps, weirdness, identity politics, my conservatism-free society, what Star Trek doesn't do, and my hopes for AI stagnation.
Rows over eugenics reveal how difficult it is to 'decouple' controversial concepts in our heads
John Nerst.@TomChivers deftly discusses decoupling and its role in the Dawkins and Sabisky affairs. I enjoyed it but can't shake the feeling that I need to work out the decoupling concept in more detail ->
John NerstI'm glad that changeaview.com (@ChangeAView) exists and thrives - and getting @stephenfry to narrate their intro video is a big win!
I read the subreddit once in a while before the site spun off and it showed a glimpse of a different kind of arguing. 1/3