Julia GalefOne of my favorite subreddits, r/ChangeMyView, just moved to a new site: ChangeAView.com
They use a cool incentive system: if you change someone’s mind, they award you a Δ, and your total Δ count is displayed next to your name. Makes for some unusually productive debates! pic.twitter.com/ZeTWR1PJQ2
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Julia GalefIn honor of C-SPAN turning 40 years old yesterday, I give you my favorite C-SPAN moment ever -- the moment these pundits (two brothers) realize it's their mother who just called in to their TV spot.
"Oh god, it's mom"
Julia GalefI often complain about the dearth of mystery shows/books that give you enough clues to actually figure out whodunit
But it turns out the Simpsons episode "Who Shot Mr. Burns?" is an exception! I didn't realize how carefully the creators had planted clues
Julia GalefOn a crowded bus in Los Angeles in the 1970's, a relative of mine bumped into an old friend of his from HS. They were reminiscing about math class & my relative said "Oh, man, I hated integration!"
... that remark did not go over well w/his fellow riders
Julia GalefI think it's pretty cool that
1. An Effective Altruist wrote a critique of EA, on an EA-friendly site
2. It got lots of upvotes
3. Top comments are other EAs saying "I feel like you didn't try hard enough; here's harsher criticisms you could've made..."
Bryan Caplan writes: >The Ideological Turing Test, : In his FiveBooks interview with the Browser, Paul Krugman seems to suggests an analogous test. According to Krugman, liberals have the ability to simulate conservatives, but conservatives lack the...
Julia GalefThis is a laughably bad attempt at an Ideological Turing Test:
(I know, I know, he's not actually *trying* to pass the ITT -- he's just using the ITT as an excuse to snark at the other side. Not sure that's any less bad, though.)