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Speedrunning & respecting traditions in ancient Rome Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/24
#15606 Thx. I will look it up more. N Reading Recommendations 2020/02/24
#15603 I read https://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Computer-Revolution-Steven-Levy/dp/1449388396 many years ago (around the time it came out) and remember liking it but don't remember many details. Andy Dufresne Reading Recommendations 2020/02/24
Studying Metro route #22 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/24
Ann Coulter PBS Interview (Jan 13, 2020) Alisa Politics Discussion 2020/02/23
Book recommendation - history of personal computers N Reading Recommendations 2020/02/23
> #15600 Sounds like you may not realize TRP has 1,724,546 subscribers. It's big! Indeed I did not realize that Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/23
#15600 Sounds like you may not realize TRP has 1,724,546 subscribers. It's big! Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/23
#15598 The_Donald has ~790k subs and is quarantined Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/23
the left basically wants you imprisoned if you use the "wrong" pronoun but then they write stuff like: > the far-right, anti-Muslim activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson. the left are unreasonable people who demand immedia Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/23
I knew Reddit had quarantined [r/TheRedPill](https://reddit.com/r/theredpill) a while ago (maybe a couple years). Just saw that [r/MGTOW](https://www.reddit.com/r/MGTOW/) is quarantined now. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/23
Studying Metro route #21 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/23
Nice software tool to tell you how to capitalize titles correctly: https://capitalizemytitle.com curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/02/23
#15593 Seems like good persistence and attention to detail. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/23
Studying Metro route #20 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/23
Minor updates to my PF doc Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/02/22
#15590 I think the blocker definition I gave in #15570 works OK to define the scope. My own bad thinking is clearly a blocker right now. I don't know what to work on in order to be effective at ending aging. I'm not even confident about avoiding h Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/22
#15589 Oh, that makes more sense. Is the cutoff at only working on your own thinking (with, incidentally, e.g. your public writing potentially helping others)? Or might you help one friend think better? A few family members? Maybe one or two people in Anonymous Ending Aging 2020/02/22
#15577 > I made my suggestion ( #15574 ) in the context of your statements about prioritizing anti-aging over rationality and good thinking. It sounded like you wanted to focus on extending your life because you care about that far more than other v Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/22
Studying Metro route #19 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/22
#15586 is a verbatim quote from Max's Twitter. I guess he meant to write: "when the problem will never come back", not "with the problem will never come back". Alisa Errors Merit Post-Mortems 2020/02/21
"You aren't done when the problem is gone. You're done with the problem will never come back." — [Max Kanat-Alexander](https://twitter.com/mkanat/status/402256563156443136) Alisa Errors Merit Post-Mortems 2020/02/21
https://youtu.be/i0vo3WOeOOQ?t=780 13min he he basically says they are trying to get ppl elected to minor offices to gain social status the public will listen to what's said based on the source instead of the content of the message. despite being w Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/02/21
#15583 was by me. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/02/21
Paul Graham: How to Write Usefully Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2020/02/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKka0zZQJ4 Jeff Deist from the Mises Institute is repeatedly counter-productive. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/21
Google Cloud Vision API will no longer classify images of people as male or female Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/21
#15579 FYI: Idk what I meant by "partially right". And I have not tried to apply the asking better questions podcast to my questions. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2020/02/21
Why do people hate math so much? I'm guessing it has something to do with school trying to make people learn it thru force, but it seems like it's something people especially hate. Maybe because math is more objective, and so you can't just be ***part Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2020/02/21
Mises Criticizes Hayek curi Open Discussion: Economics 2020/02/21
> I definitely don't have any current edge / comparative advantage at that stuff. Of course I could learn to be better at it but... You don't need an edge there. Your edge would be at the interacting with curi/FI half of the project. You only need Anonymous Ending Aging 2020/02/21
#15574 I have considered similar ideas to your suggestion as a possible approach. I have criticized and tentatively rejected that as a primary approach because: - I am not particularly skilled at the kind of informal IRL social interactions that Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/21
Studying Metro route #18 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/21
#15570 The best thing you could do for anti-aging is probably to make friends with anti-aging people, gain social status and contacts, and then get them to listen to some things curi says. Be a middleman and find a way to communicate some of his ideas Anonymous Ending Aging 2020/02/20
[Casual and Mobile Gamers are Helping RUIN GAMES](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqBN5NAdtvk) Casual gaming is immoral. TV has a similar divide. There is casual or "couch potato" or "zombie" style TV watching, as well as thoughtful TV watching where curi Gaming Discussion 2020/02/20
Politics Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15568 A blocker that matters is something that gets in the way of my chosen strategy for working on aging to the point of rendering it largely or completely ineffective. For your donation matching example: If I decide SENS or some other organiza Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15533 Nice vid thanks Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
Re (1), What sort of blockers matter ("unavoidable blockers")? For example, currently poor thinking throughout SENS and others is leading to using donation matching fundraising strategies and other major marketing errors. This blocks some but not all curi Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15554 > Similarly every SENS-related researcher needs some minimum thinking quality to do productive work. Do people already have that? Inconsistently, sure. Sometimes they do productive work. But how consistently? How efficient are they being co Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15565 Preventable failure at being productive isn't even the worst outcome. It's possible that by becoming involved in the wrong way I could distract / delay others who are being productive and make the effort take longer. Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15554 > And you can't get away from the bad-thinking/irrationality problem entirely. You have to think to evaluate if SENS is any good, to evaluate if you should take advice from me, AdG or anyone else, to create and evaluate any project plan, et Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
#15554 > > From what I know now, if I don't work on aging I probably won't work on anything else that's truly great / important. > > Broadly, why? I could see myself working on any of those problems. Broadly, because without anti-aging tech I d Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
Watch Vids Fast! curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
[The Radical Youtube Algorithm MYTH](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vvqel0jDas) The lies about how YT's algorithm spreads white supremacism are part of the excuses for deplatforming. [The DOWNFALL of Youtube](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arUFS curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/20
https://youtu.be/-Wqsuzt3e64?t=104 This video mentions (at 1:44) that Activision has a patent on an algorithm idea where you bias the in-game matchmaking to try to get people to spend money. For example, if someone plays as a sniper a lot, you inte curi Gaming Discussion 2020/02/20
[Twitch - Elitist and Inconsistent - Why I Dont Stream There ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNQEO5TrXTc) He quit Twitch, explains why. A lot of the video is complaining about softcore porn camgirls and Twitch's new (2018) Terms of Service where Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
#15557 [Google Stadia is Increasingly Garbage - Backwards Innovation](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzEEKQHLiTo) Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
[The Cesspool of Quid Pro Quo Journalism](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OOU14cQ0Gg) Get offered all-expenses-paid travel to parties/events, in return you're expected to give positive coverage to the new game/movie/product/whatever (if you don't, Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
Google and YouTube suck curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
I broadly don't recommend following parochial, short-term politics much but this vid is pretty good and is watchable while being mostly out of the loop. [Nevada Debate: The Fall Of Bloomberg](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r7e8FZgvgo) curi Politics Discussion 2020/02/20
#15544 This reads to me like a bunch of assertions without enough explanations/reasoning. Some statements of what you mean by some of the terms could help too. curi Alisa Discussion 2020/02/20
> From what I know now, if I don't work on aging I probably won't work on anything else that's truly great / important. Broadly, why? I could see myself working on any of those problems. And you can't get away from the bad-thinking/irrationality curi Ending Aging 2020/02/20
The [SENS subreddit](https://www.reddit.com/r/sens/) is not very active by Reddit standards but still has a bunch of links. More subreddits: [Longevity](https://www.reddit.com/r/longevity/) [Aging](https://www.reddit.com/r/Aging/) (not a longevi curi Ending Aging 2020/02/20
AdG has a bunch of [Quora answers](https://www.quora.com/profile/Aubrey-de-Grey). Follow [AdG on Twitter](https://twitter.com/aubreydegrey). Good AdG speech to Effective Altruism: [Rejuvenation biotechnology: Will “age” soon cease to mean curi Ending Aging 2020/02/20
I realized after a meeting at work today that i had just seen a clear-as-day example of someone focused on social reality versus someone focused on real reality. I wouldn’t have thought of it that way before. One colleague’s comments were all abou Anne B Social Reality and Real Reality 2020/02/20
#15509 [Democrat Leader Dismisses Record African-American Jobs Rate: ‘We Were Fully Employed During Slavery’](https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/20/democrat-leader-dismisses-record-african-american-jobs-rate-we-were-fully-employed-during-slavery/), Alisa Open Discussion: Economics 2020/02/20
#15534 Thx. N Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
What Cases Matter - Opportunity Cost Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/20
Guy reports massive bias of female professors and TAs to give higher grades to feminine handwriting. https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/dasfp/is_it_just_me_or_do_95_of_girls_have_handwriting/c0ytcpk/ Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/20
#15545 The link for that: https://twitter.com/jamiequint/status/1229983664726925312 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/19
[image] God damn those are some high taxes Bernie wants. Earn $7.2 million from your startup sale, keep $2.2 million (30%). Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/19
Some partially-formed thoughts on good & evil Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/02/19
https://latacora.singles/2020/02/19/stop-using-encrypted.html > Stop Using Encrypted Email Summary: Email encryption doesn't work well enough. It's insecure. Don't pretend it works. If you really need encryption, use something else. With sect Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/19
What Cases Matter Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Deathbed regrets Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Unusual Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Other Causes Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Specialization Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Working on aging, in some ways, is a bit like betting we're really near the finish line. We want to solve aging while it's still hard/expensive, instead of following the normal procedure of powering up generically and then doing it when it's easy/chea curi Ending Aging 2020/02/19
#15535 Have you considered that you may be killed by war, by terrorists, by government policies that suppress and destroy medicine and healthcare, etc? There are a lot of other threats to civilization and to your life besides aging. The aging threat i curi Ending Aging 2020/02/19
Priorities Andy Dufresne Ending Aging 2020/02/19
#15532 That anti-Apple propagandist has been discussed on Discord. Here's a link to somewhere in the conversation. https://discordapp.com/channels/304082867384745994/304082867384745994/634243114936172554 The anti-Apple side of the debate broadly curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRV185XaMIM > Caesar in Gaul - Roman History DOCUMENTARY Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/19
The horrible truth about Apple's repeated engineering failures. N Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/19
If Paths Forward, Discussion Trees, Yes or No Philosophy, etc. caught on, people would be a lot better at discussing to actually reach a conclusion and not ignoring arguments and criticism. Then SENS would very rapidly get a lot more funding *or* t curi Ending Aging 2020/02/19
#15529 Vid is OK but at 15:55 he says it blows around deadly quantities of DDT. But I understand DDT to be safe in large quantities. curi Politics Discussion 2020/02/19
Soviet commies destroyed half of the Aral sea, destroyed the livelihoods of fishermen and created a desolate wasteland around the sea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEIt4OojA3Y oh my god it's turpentine Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
Some Questions To Consider curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
[Longevity Myth Busting - Aubrey de Gray](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3fUJbkF6h0) Good talk. curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
[AdG TEDx talk](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVyWC-dNuF0&list=PLyhIRZVHSwI8hMkY5I0XC9g9j9VwarLuo&index=87) (2010, under 4,000 views). That link goes to a playlist that appears to have 200 AdG videos. curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
David Deutsch [interviews AdG](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbOviWjM2A). curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
AdG's [2005 TED talk](https://www.ted.com/talks/aubrey_de_grey_a_roadmap_to_end_aging) has over 4 million views. curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
[A debate between Vadim Gladyshev and Aubrey de Grey](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gV-6g5p8jAM) Interesting video. Some parts are technical and hard to follow. curi Ending Aging 2020/02/18
Pretty good Mike Huckabee speech on David Horowitz's 80th birthday, plus transcript. Has some humor and talks about present political situation. Even has some philosophy comments defending objective truth. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/08/v Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
#15520 :((((((((((( curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
#15496 Geez. That was in June, 2017. I did a search for her name and found that [Chase Bank shut down Martina Markota’s bank account](https://boundingintocomics.com/2019/02/21/chase-bank-shuts-down-lady-alchemy-creator-and-trump-supporter-martina-ma Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
> https://twitter.com/ESYudkowsky/status/1158664006669758464 >> On the morning of 9/11, I thought, "The overreaction to this will be ten times worse than the original disaster." 10x was a comic underestimate. The "overreactionaries" (Caplan's term) Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://youtu.be/hdC-1xqmx4M?t=1086 This anti-school-indoctrination video covers Yvette Felarca starting at 18:06 then discusses BAMN more broadly until 22:40. curi By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2020/02/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi8ipMeFkz0 > David Horowitz Slams Twitter Suspension 3min vid Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdC-1xqmx4M > Stop K-12 Speech at Bloomfield Republican Women's Club The first 8min has some disturbing stuff schools are doing. You don't have to watch the whole vid to get value. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCLOJ9j1k2Y > Japan in 8K 60fps 8K is the resolution. More than 4k which is more than HD. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://mises.org/library/anti-obamanomics-why-everyone-should-be-favor-reducing-taxes-rich > Anti-Obamanomics: Why Everyone Should Be in Favor of Reducing Taxes on the "Rich" by Reisman Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2020/02/18
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/11/escalating-violence-hong-kong-protests/601804/ > The Hong Kong Protesters Aren’t Driven by Hope > “We might as well go down fighting.” > This is our last chance, they said very m Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://mises.org/wire/my-first-time-east-berlin > My First Time to East Berlin Pretty short article. Most people really haven't read enough about this kinda thing to get a concrete grasp of what communism was like. Sample: > Hendrika and I v curi Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://www.statnews.com/2018/01/11/vaccines-drug-makers/ > Who will answer the call in the next outbreak? Drug makers feel burned by string of vaccine pleas Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://stratechery.com/2019/a-framework-for-moderation/ > On Sunday night, when Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince announced in a blog post that the company was terminating service for 8chan, the response was nearly universal: Finally. > It was hard Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
https://mises.org/wire/how-slave-owners-pushed-marxist-wage-slavery-and-exploitation-theories > How Slave Owners Pushed Marxist "Wage Slavery" and Exploitation Theories > Indeed, the term "wage slavery" and its variants were popular among slaver Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2020/02/18
https://twitter.com/ProfFeynman/status/1111652108787503104 [image] Feynman got YesNo wrong. Anonymous Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2020/02/18
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21246750 > This should be a fairly simple calculation: coal kills a lot more people than nuclear. It has also, over the course of the last 100 years, produced far more nuclear waste exposed to the environment th Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://www.sciencealert.com/fruits-vegetables-before-domestication-photos-genetically-modified-food-natural > Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them Interesting. More seeds, less edible. Nice pictures. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/27/17761466/psychology-replication-crisis-nature-social-science > More social science studies just failed to replicate. Here’s why this is good. Vox headline. lol sigh. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://twitter.com/ESYudkowsky/status/1158664006669758464 > On the morning of 9/11, I thought, "The overreaction to this will be ten times worse than the original disaster." 10x was a comic underestimate. The "overreactionaries" (Caplan's term) ar Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://mises.org/library/classical-economics-vs-exploitation-theory > Classical Economics vs. The Exploitation Theory > According to this [Exploitation] theory, capitalism is a system of virtual slavery, serving the narrow interests of a compar Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2020/02/18
https://twitter.com/jordancurve/status/989538777738735616 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://www.girlschase.com/content/day-life-21st-century-woman > A Day in the Life of the 21st Century Woman Short story. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
http://sappingattention.blogspot.com/2017/09/peer-review-is-younger-than-you-think.html > "Peer review" is younger than you think. Does that mean it can go away? Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://www.stopk12indoctrination.org Important cause! Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://www.1-hp.org/blog/healthy-movement/how-to-stretch-hands-back-neck-secrets-of-console-gaming/ > How to Stretch (Hands, Back, Neck) – Secrets of Console Gaming Computer and video game use injuries are common and can make life a lot worse Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
https://legalinsurrection.com/2017/09/third-world-quarterly-publishes-the-case-for-colonialism-leading-to-censorship-demands/ > Third World Quarterly publishes “The Case for Colonialism” leading to censorship demands > Demands for retraction Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
https://www.therebel.media/how_nyc_performer_martina_markota_was_blacklisted_for_being_a_trump_voter > How NYC performer Martina Markota was blacklisted for being a Trump voter > She worked for some of the city’s biggest nightlife names, but o Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
https://mises.org/library/13-illustrations-benevolence-capitalism > 13 Illustrations of the Benevolence of Capitalism Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://twitter.com/natematias/status/1210610099015815169 > For the first few years of interaction with social scientists, I marveled at how often people brought theory into what seemed like water-cooler chat. I would sometimes come away with a vag Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/18
[image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
https://nypost.com/2020/02/14/team-trump-just-called-a-halt-to-the-obama-era-war-on-american-suburbs/ > Team Trump just called a halt to the Obama-era war on American suburbs > During the Obama administration, the Department of Housing and Urb Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/02/18
People getting deplatformed from government healthcare in the UK: https://news.sky.com/story/nhs-staff-can-refuse-to-treat-racist-or-sexist-patients-under-new-rules-11937175 > NHS staff can refuse to treat racist or sexist patients under new rul curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/18
#15487 Sarah (SL = SFC) was being mean there, IMO. AE never really meant (or had the delusion, as DD calls it) that the TV is an active agent. AE meant more like there is a thing going on, in which the TV is a significant component, which she regards curi Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/18
> If he thought the kid did not want to be in the 10-week course, and was not doing the course material, then he would have intervened and tried to make the kid do stuff he didn't want to do. I do not understand what you mean by this. Was he suppos N The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/18
Studying Metro route #17 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/18
SL replies on TCS List to a parent who took away the TV Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/17
baleful — sinister chasuble — priestly vestment Cimmerian — very dark circean — referring to beauty of a dangerous kind contumacious — rebellious contumelius — insolently abusive and humiliating cynosure — the center of attraction Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/17
#15483 Anyway, it's one nitpicked sentence that I doubt is over 7 seconds long in a hour long video/ Sure it's might of left out the 1% of cases where stuff is given out, out of charity. Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/17
#15483 >The quote specifically sez you either take stuff or pay for it with no other options. You can get stuff from people without paying or taking, e.g. - by asking for charity. Well of course, I guess charity does exist. Though naturally people Lepus Fuck China 2020/02/17
#15481 >>> When people want other people's stuff, there are two ways of getting it: take their stuff or pay for their stuff. >> >>Do you agree that that's false and thoughtless? > > Physically those are the only two ways you can get something Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/17
#15481 *Oh and I also don't understand what you mean by this: Lepus Fuck China 2020/02/17
#15478 Oh an I'm also confused what you mean by this? >> When people want other people's stuff, there are two ways of getting it: take their stuff or pay for their stuff. >Do you agree that that's false and thoughtless? Physically those a Lepus Fuck China 2020/02/17
Zed Shaw criticizes Lambda School for operating illegally in CA Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/16
#15478 If you actually watched the whole video before making gotcha comments you would understand he was describing the thought process prior to Adam Smith's wealth of nations. Where nations didn't trade and just fought over trade routes. Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/16
#15477 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhMAt3BluAU Around 35s he says (all quotes are rough paraphrases): > When people want other people's stuff, there are two ways of getting it: take their stuff or pay for their stuff. Do you agree that curi Fuck China 2020/02/16
#15435 >China isn't a single, unified thing. It's made up of many individuals. The evil of most of those individuals is questionable. So should the US, as a collective, ban trade with all Chinese people, as a collective? I never said ban trade Lepus Fuck China 2020/02/16
Ancient history educational videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv_vLHiWVBh_FR9vbeuiY-A/featured curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/16
Facebook/Instagram Deplatforms McInnes, Soph, Milo and more curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/16
https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1196606079209213952 In this one, in last 20 seconds, Fuentes says ethnicity and race are what matter, not ideology and ideas. https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1196606504637521920 This one is pro- curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/16
#15471 Ugh, awful vid. The guy who made that tweet thread of Fuentes saying awful stuff is unreasonable but that doesn't matter to evaluating the vids where Fuentes speaks for himself (it didn't look edited and was long enough I don't think it was curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/16
Studying Metro route #16 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/16
#15466 I agree that Shapiro shouldn't be qualifying his condemnation of Fuentes' ban. Also, if Fuentes was actually threatening Shapiro then why wouldn't Shapiro go to the police? I think Fuentes is actually anti-Semitic cuz of this clip: https: oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/16
[image] https://twitter.com/michellemalkin/status/1228365019102011393 [image] curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/1228348314179063809 [image] I've liked some stuff Paul Joseph Watson said in the past. curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
https://twitter.com/missmissykins/status/1228504672110907392 [image] Apparently Shapiro has been fucking with Fuentes for a while – and being evasive about the actual issues – to the point that F curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
Wikipedia and some article say Fuentes was banned from YT for violating their hate speech policies, not for threats, so idk what Shapiro is talking about re threats. Maybe it's just cuz the YT form letter, besides mentioning hate speech, also menti curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
I disagree that Fuentes is *an absolute disgusting shitshow*, and I particularly disagree with attacking Feuntes like that in the context of him being deplatformed. An evil disaster happened! All civilized people should be worried! But Shapiro enthusi curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
> Used Overcast for iOS to listen to several eps of the new Ted Cruz podcast. Podcast was OK. > App was very good. I rejected Overcast before due to 2x max speed even though it had some silence removal. It now can do 3x + auto silence removal, so a Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/15
Studying Metro route #15 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/15
#15462 Do you disagree with Shapiro because he is falsely insinuating that Fuentes threatened him, or for some other reason? oh my god it's turpentine Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/15
#15461 Forgot the link to my tweet: https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1228582048694013953 curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/14
#15458 #15459 Good info. Sad. [image] curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/14
Used Overcast for iOS to listen to several eps of the new Ted Cruz podcast. Podcast was OK. App was very good. I rejected Overcast before due to 2x max speed even though it had some silence removal. It now can do 3x + auto silence removal, so actua curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/14
YouTube bans Nick Fuentes, funds Young Turks Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/14
YouTube removes video of Rand Paul speaking on the Senate floor Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/14
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=22329872 > - Each [Amazon] review is worth a lot of money, often times multiples of the product itself, and especially if you're just starting out. And some other info re amazon reviewing. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/14
> Would you say that we are defined by the stored software + the current computational state of our brain? That leaves out memory. We store lots of non-software information too. Some software is stored in neuron connection patterns. I don't know curi Brains Are Computers 2020/02/14
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Brains Are Computers 2020/02/14
#15452 It's telling people not to seek out new ideas. It means, as one consequence, that other cultures don't have value and don't know anything you don't. It's saying don't be curious and don't explore because there's no value there. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/13
https://twitter.com/visakanv/status/1228031105439158273 @visakanv writes: > very much so! I think most moderately thoughtful and well-read people are 99% aware of all of the information they need, and it's unlikely that the last 1% makes the dif curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/13
Studying Metro route #14 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/13
Studying Metro route #13 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/12
FH quote from the Stoddard Temple trial: > The crowd would have forgiven anything, except a man who could remain normal under the vibrations of its enormous collective sneer. Some of them had come prepared to pity him; all of them hated him after t Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/02/11
#15446 Someone defended the school policy, suggesting it's harmless to prevent children from learning programming for 50% of their waking hours because they can just learn it during other hours. Would he say a similar thing about reading books? ![] curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/11
A little indication of what kind of world we live in and the need for TCS: https://twitter.com/amasad/status/1227036926257090560 [image] Schools prevent learning. ![](https://curi.us/img/H4HX0p3 curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/11
#15444 It's a self-contained argument. If they are doing something good, which they are rightly proud of, they should be happy to provide details of what they're doing instead of hiding it. Hiding it indicates they think people disapprove and that the Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/10
#15443 How does that wreck them? My first guess was that some evil entity once banned books and issued memos about its bans, and Delzer's comment was meant to link Amazon to that entity. But I did a web search for ["moral high ground, they should issu Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/10
#15442 Article says: > Mr. Delzer, the proprietor of a secondhand store in Nashville called Defunct Books, has a different view. “If Amazon executives are so proud of their moral high ground, they should issue memos about which books they are ban Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/10
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/09/technology/amazon-bookstore-nazis.html Guys, Amazon is deplatforming *books*. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2020/02/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5fnNIGvMAg Ocarina of Time any% speedrun has gotten really fast with stale reference manipulation enabling arbitrary code execution enabling credits warp. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/10
#15430 Rucka calls Tew a pussy (among other things) in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znffb6iZmsM Why? Because it invokes some culturally-meaningful concepts which are relevant and hard to talk about without being rude. As with m curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/10
Studying Metro route #12 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znffb6iZmsM > The Last of the Charles Tew Acolytes By Rucka. Commentary on a Charles Tew moderator defending Tew. Tew praised Rucka, then attacked Rucka in ways that contradicted the praise, then denied contradict curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2020/02/10
Tons of complaints about Overwatch League production values for the opening weekend. With good reason. Poor video resolution on YouTube (and for their green screen based desk footage they have apparently been re-encoding in-game video clips at least t curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/09
> We assume these past samples will be representative of future samples unless we have some other existing knowledge that tells us otherwise. Wait, you take *any* economic system you happen to have on hand for data, use that as a sample, and then * curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2020/02/09
#15423 China isn't a single, unified thing. It's made up of many individuals. The evil of most of those individuals is questionable. So should the US, as a collective, ban trade with all Chinese people, as a collective? That would forbid some American curi Fuck China 2020/02/09
#15421 Video on coronavirus. Has some basic science info on viruses. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEPi1KYanh4 curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/09
Definition of "common preference" in YESNO terms Alisa Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/09
#15428 petercooper on Oct 1, 2008 [-] > That within a year you've become extremely proficient with a non-trivial, math-heavy video compression standard says a lot for your baseline intelligence. Congratulations for sticking at it, although Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/09
Studying Metro route #11 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/09
#15428 https://web.archive.org/web/20100603015319/http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377 > Before I go into specific components, a general note on code quality. The code quality is much better than VP3, though there’s still tons of typos in the curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/08
Correction: the name is "Glaser", not "Glasser". Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/08
a story about learning Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/08
Studying Metro route #10 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/08
Related to this post, I wrote [The History of Taking Children Seriously](https://curi.us/2289-the-history-of-taking-children-seriously) curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2020/02/08
Related to this post, I wrote [The History of Taking Children Seriously](https://curi.us/2289-the-history-of-taking-children-seriously) curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/08
> Let's say my example theory is "Minimum wage laws are bad." I take it you think the correctness of this claim should be settled by testing with data samples (I don't). Where does this theory specify what counts as a representative sample? Or do you kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2020/02/07
#15401 Trade with China only allows China to win. China requires the massive collaboration from foreign businessmen who do business in China. In collaboration between the rational and irrational, it is the more irrational one who wins because Busine Lepus Fuck China 2020/02/07
#15347 https://www.fwdeveryone.com/t/puzmZFQGRTiiquwLa6tT-g/conference-call-coronavirus-expert : > Overnight in Asia, we hosted a call with professor John Nicholls a clinical professor in pathology at the University of Hong Kong and expert on coron Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/07
Studying Metro route #9 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/07
Dan Luu: 95%-ile isn't that good Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/07
I've been setting up a Debian install in VMware Fusion. One of the things I did is set up Samba so I can access the debian files from my Mac (the host OS) with Finder. I primarily want this so I can edit stuff in Mac text editing software like Textmat curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/06
I think you did some good analysis and you're right to be suspicious of that message. curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
#15415 > I get some friends and we do some acting and I share a rough cut for feedback. In the video, I wear red clothes in every scene. Someone asks: *Why do you wear red?* Good example. Both of my examples (about wearing red and eating quickl Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
Say I'm making a video. I get some friends and we do some acting and I share a rough cut for feedback. In the video, I wear red clothes in every scene. Someone asks: *Why do you wear red?* Given the context that it's feedback on the video, the questio curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
> I think it'd be more usual to ask the question with "do" Correction: that "do" should be "did". Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
#15412 I agree that leaving out "in this essay" at the end is a plausible explanation. I hadn't thought of that, and I should have. However, I still have a few potential criticisms of that explanation. In that scenario, the original question, witho Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
That is plausible but it's hard to tell. An alternative interpretation is they left out "in this essay" at the end of the sentence as a lazy shortcut and figured it was understandable enough as written, but they kinda thought of it in terms of the ful curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
Hmm. I'm not convinced that producing this particular question with malicious intent would require the author to have fine control over his writing and grammar. I think that most people have an intuitive sense of what things make a person look bad Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
#15409 I am not convinced the question was trying to make me look bad because I'm not convinced the author has that much control over their writing and grammar to do it on purpose. Seems possibly accidental. I know people do lots of nasty social stuff curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
#15397 > this writing error Note that I pointed out *two* issues with the writing (whether they were "errors" isn't entirely clear to me), and they both tended to make you look bad socially, by slipping in nasty and false presuppositions. > Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
#15399 I wrote that a YESNO decision process produces a solution with no *relevant* "wiggle room" that is *known* to the decision maker, but I didn't say what I meant by *relevant*. What I meant is this: "wiggle room" that affects the refuted/unrefute Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2020/02/06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c54ILU2ylFY > The first time this has ever been done in Mario Odyssey... (9 Captures) Smallant1's first Mario Odyssey 9 captures run. curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/06
We're doing a million things wrong in how we talk about and treat China (way too accepting of evil, friendly about it, etc.), and I don't think trading with them is near the top of the list. I don't think China's economy will collapse soon – eve curi Fuck China 2020/02/06
https://youtu.be/wHs9OCChgeY Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/06
Trade with China has been encouraged for a while but as it stands China is not getting better than this is especially evident in the recent outbreak. Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/06
I don’t think China’s economy will last for too much longer I don’t think we should become very reliant on evil. At the very least we should consider sanctions on them. Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/06
#15400 That's harsh. Trade has mutual benefit. And there's the issue of indirect trade: gonna ban e.g. buying used Chinese products owned by Japanese person? Will people need to find out the manufacture date to know if they can buy a used good? Since curi Fuck China 2020/02/06
Fuck China we shouldn’t even trade with them their economy should burn we have nothing to gain from them. Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/06
#15385 I think YesNo reduces wiggle room and makes no *known* wiggle room something like a goal you aim at. And this reduces bias. It helps but bias can and will still happen. People can find wiggle room about what to emphasize, include, exclude, etc. curi Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2020/02/06
> It's laid out in the specification of the theory that we we wish to test. The theory specifies what we are looking for (what counts as a sample). It is here that I would say we specify in what ways our sample will be representative. Let's say my curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2020/02/06
#15395 Good points but they don't imply that he didn't read my previous 10 posts. I can easily see someone making this writing error after having read them. curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/06
Typo N Identification Policy 2020/02/06
#15394 "Why do you talk ..." uses the *present indefinite tense*, which, according to [learngrammar.net](https://www.learngrammar.net/english-grammar/present-tense#indefinite), > denotes a stative or habitual or eternally true action. Thus, as Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/05
#15393 I searched "third" on the front page and didn't find an answer to the question. What do you mean? I used third person because it's broadly impersonal and fact-oriented, not a personal account. curi The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/05
#15392 is a low-quality comment that indicates that its author hasn't read any of the 10 previous posts on this blog. Alisa The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/05
Why do you talk about yourself in the third person? Anonymous The History of Taking Children Seriously 2020/02/05
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(2006_video_game) > In 2010, Sega delisted Sonic the Hedgehog from retailers, following its decision to remove all Sonic games with below-average Metacritic scores to increase the value of the brand. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/05
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/05
The Four Strands people are like the drooling beast in *The Fountainhead*: > “Probably. But not quite. I’m not afraid any more. But I know that the terror exists. I know the kind of terror it is. You can’t conceive of that kind. Listen, what Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/02/05
Verbal messages cause misunderstanding and delays (please put them in writing) Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/05
Studying Metro route #8 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/05
https://quillette.com/2019/10/12/male-bodied-rapists-are-being-imprisoned-with-women-why-do-so-few-people-care/ > Male-Bodied Rapists Are Being Imprisoned With Women. Why Do so Few People Care > The idea that many male offenders would opt to ser Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/04
YESNO & decision theory Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2020/02/04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA-W1BJMH-E > BREAKING: Twitter LOCKS DOWN James O’Keefe’s Account Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/04
https://www.removeddit.com/r/vegan/comments/3v18uc/vegans_are_so_selfrighteous/cxnbc54/ [image] Andy was a toxic rager Dec 4, 2015. not coincidentally, andy made a reddit sock puppet on dec 9, 2015 curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
http://www.overcomingbias.com/2020/02/decision-theory-remains-neglected.html > I say that their motives are more political: execs and their allies gain more by using other more flexible decision making frameworks for key decisions, frameworks with Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/04
https://twitter.com/joelengel/status/1224725474649071616 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/04
#15379 The 15% figure is very compatible with it being only 1 person. The amount the sock puppets have written elsewhere also fits it being one person. curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
#15378 So Andy's reddit sock puppets have posted a combined total of around 15% as much stuff as his main account. That's super reasonable. They also routinely do things like defend Andy, post the same material Andy is interested in and pretend to curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Reddit karma (post+comment added together and approximated): andy main account: 24000 andy/felix known sock puppets: 300 + 1050 + 1500 + 50 + 450 + 350 + a few accounts with near zero = 3700 by comparison the current idw mods have karma aroun curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Hop, of Four Strands, thinks the situation is just *my word against Andy's*. The evidence I have presented is just as good as Andy ... not presenting any evidence and covering his tracks by deleting all the evidence he can: ![](https://curi.us/img/ curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Andy his hiding evidence. First he deleted his 7 year old reddit account (around 24,000 karma from posts+comments) where, some years back, he e.g. posted things about his jobs, family and location. The Twitter account he's deleted is even older: ma curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
I found another one of Andy's (or possibly Felix's) reddit sock puppets which posted about a specific city he lived in. Also Andy deleted his 10 year old Twitter: [image] curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Andy has a history of harassing people on reddit using his main kodheaven name: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/8gwqjj/rip_this_sub/ [image] curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
The Story So Far curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
#15370 Someone who is not a Four Strands leader told me that Andy first posted to the Four Strands google group on 2019-11-27. curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Some cached info curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Question for the Four Strands leaders like Bruce Nielson, Aaron Stupple and Dennis Hackethal: Was Andy on the AGI Research Group google group prior to the Four Strands google group? What were the dates that he joined (and left?) your groups? And what curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
#15361 Felix twitter now deleted [image] It was created in Aug 2019 and didn't have much on it anyway. curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/02/wuhan-woman-screams-chinese-authorities-barricade-inside-home-12162599/ Anonymous Fuck China 2020/02/04
Studying Metro route #7 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/04
#15331 i like how in that video he mentions that the run will be beaten, and mentions how people are wondering if its like unbeatable. it seems to be a common in speedrunning where people think a record is unbeatable when it totally is, maybe its j Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/04
FI discord dates: andy join: 2018-08-18 andy leave: 2018-09-15 rat1 join: 2019-07-16 rat1 leave: 2019-09-12 aug join: 2019-09-14 (two days after rat rage quit) aug leave: 2020-01-04 felix join: 2019-07-31 felix leave: 2019-08-21 rat2 join: curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
2019-09-12 TheRat ragequits Discord the first time > curi clearly has autism and has no idea how to socialize, take jokes or even understand what people are saying in-explicitly. Trying to build a philosophical world view based on his failure to un curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Andy apologized by email, Sept 11, 2018, because he'd gotten triggered by immigration politics relating to Mexicans, who he said he'd worked with: > Hello Elliot, > > I apologize for my behavior yesterday. I shouldn't have implied you were a bigo curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Sept 2018, Andy B raging at me on Discord: [6:28 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): I am really kind of confused at your bullying attitude towards me [6:30 PM] HeuristicWorld (Andy): Sabotaging, I guess you expect me to be like everyone else here that tak curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
https://twitter.com/ratcritical Tweets are now protected and he blocked a lot of people. Anonymous Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Andy has tweeted Texas related things at least 5 times. Anonymous Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
Andy flaming me and talking about Felix, Jan 24: https://twitter.com/HeuristicWorld/status/1220980866278744064 [image] curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/04
This comment self-identifies as Andy from IDW. That means either Andy is guilty or there are two of them and Felix is guilty and is impersonating Andy (or there are two of them, both are both guilty). There are six comments from "Andy" in this thread: curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Here's TheRat trying to gaslight me on Discord yesterday: [image] And here's Andy, who clearly hates and flames me, accusing me of gaslighting a around three weeks ago, on the Four Strands discord: curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Andy Emails When The Harassment Begins curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Update: After writing this post, I have received a response with credible information. This person says they have spoken with both Andy and Felix and they have two different voices. Using my recording, this person recognized TheRat's voice as Felix. curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Rat Twitter Deleted curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Update: TheRat deletes his reddit account curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
Update: Andy deletes his reddit account curi Andy B Harassment and Four Strands 2020/02/03
#15344 https://curi.us/2287-andy-b-harassment-and-four-strands curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/03
DeepMind's PYTHIA fills in missing characters in ancient Greek inscriptions Alisa Popper Ignores Hamilton 2020/02/03
The article's author is lying: https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2020/02/03/ruffalo-on-szasz-and-civil-commitment/ oh my god it's turpentine Psychiatry Discussion 2020/02/03
Coronavirus Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/03
#15343 Misleading article. I don't think the headline "Tensions Rise in the Middle East" is anything like what people would normally call a "data error". People rightly interpret that headline as not being about data. Yet it's condemned for the "Lack curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/03
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freud-fluoxetine/201911/szasz-schizophrenia-and-civil-commitment This article alleges Szasz was more friendly to standard psychiatry than commonly believed. It has a quote from a video taped interview. Looks curi Psychiatry Discussion 2020/02/03
#15342 Sure, I understand how computers work, I was asking for something more specific. Like are anon99's comments coming from the same IP as the person who did the harassment/doxing/etc? Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/02
“data errors” on the front pages of several publications Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/02
#15341 I'm a software engineer. He accessed my computer systems giving me information in e.g. server logs. I have security code in place and the help of other professionals. curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/02
#15340 > Anon99 is one of many false identities of a persistent harasser, doxer, spammer, IRL-threatener, financial fraudster and liar. How do you know that Anon99 is the same person as the one who's done all that stuff? Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/02
Anon99 is one of many false identities of a persistent harasser, doxer, spammer, IRL-threatener, financial fraudster and liar. I only deleted comments from him, not anyone else. He did write a couple comments supporting himself from different names curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/02
Anon99 banned? Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/02/02
> So when you speak of a representative sample, the first question is: representative in which ways and why those ways? Representative in *all* ways is impossible, so you need to specify. It's laid out in the specification of the theory that we we kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2020/02/01
> How does the hard-to-vary criterion sneak induction back it? I had a little write up here. I posted this to twitter which started this discussion. https://docs.google.com/document/d/17chWJ2M0HlD47FFt1ZxsZr6Ogf6K-LW5-dGOfdxBxao/edit kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2020/02/01
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/evv207/psa_do_not_spam_emotes_in_the_owl_youtube_stream/ Because Google links all your accounts and the Overwatch League will now be on YouTube, you can be banned from your gmail account and be Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/02/01
Studying Metro route #6 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/01
*Winning Parent, Winning Child* by Jan Fortune-Wood, 2007: > We all hold deeply rooted ideas, from states of mind to genetic dispositions to articulated ideas. Jan reveals that, despite writing several TCS-related books, she was never much of an Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/02/01
Nice video about speedrunning a different mario game. WR analysis. he really knows his details. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDGmFveY2IA curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/02/01
#15328 I guess a lot of people would use the term "emotional outburst" to refer to a communication that is *not* a product of reasoned thought. Is that consistent with how you mean it? > I don't agree that DD's "Yes" was contemptible. I thi Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Sorry I missed this: > If so, what specifically about it do you regard as false? Taken at face-value, I cannot parse the sentence as a true/false claim. But, if I go beyond the words to guess at the motivating claims, the following ideas come i Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
> IIUC, you regard "WHAT THE FUCK DD, DIAF" as false. Yes, to the extent that this emotional outburst is a claim, it's false. > If so, what specifically about it do you regard as false? I'm also not clear on whether you agree with Elliot that DD Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
> I'm also not clear on whether you agree with Elliot that DD's "Yes" was contemptible. To clarify: this is only my interpretation of what Elliot wrote. I may be misunderstanding it. Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
#15325 > According to strict logic I believe the claims are false. Ok. So here's the "WHAT THE FUCK DD, DIAF" claim again. >> Rose: The title of the book, "The Beginning of Infinity", is actually an optimistic... or "optimism" isn't maybe th Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
> If a claim says anything false, then it's false, even if it says some other true things. Fine. According to strict logic I believe the claims are false. In my last post, I was trying to express the idea that though the claims are false, that d Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
#15323 I brought up contempt because it was part of the meaning of the claims that I asked you to evaluate -- a meaning which you seemed to deliberately exclude in your response, contrary to the intent of my question. I don't understand why you Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
> No -- I didn't "seem []" to "imply[]" that, I *stated it directly*. The "seems" was related to the whole of the logic, rather than each individual statement. I said "it seems like" because it was not something you said directly, but my guess t Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Correction: "seem []" should be "seem[]" (there was an extra space). Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
#15320 > It seems like you're implying: (1) Some of what DD said was contemptible; No. What statement(s) of mine seemed to you to imply that? > (2) terms like "DIAF" express contempt; No -- I didn't "seem []" to "imply[]" that, I *stated Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Alisa, thanks for the reply. >>> Do you believe that any of the quoted claims are *true*? >> I agree with the substance of nearly all, if not all, the points Elliot raises... > That doesn't answer my question. Your quoting makes it appear that Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
https://spectator.org/the-fourth-reich/ Anonymous Fuck China 2020/01/31
#15305 >> Do you believe that any of the quoted claims are *true*? > I agree with the substance of nearly all, if not all, the points Elliot raises... That doesn't answer my question. I asked about the truth of *the quoted claims*, not abou Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
> If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it. -- Albert Einstein (supposedly) Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
To show that you *have* a rationale, even if we are not knowledgeable enough to follow it. Otherwise my guess (currently unrefuted) is that you do not have a rationale and this is all political bluster to try to evade the question. Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
What for? curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Assume you're writing to someone with your own background knowledge or imagine it is Alan, and not me, asking: "What is your rationale for writing criticisms in a sneering way?" How would you respond to him? Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
You want me to assume unlimited context that you don't know and then make a case you don't understand using unlimited shortcuts and controversial assumptions? curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
That's fine. State that context is assumed and make the case. Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
It's more than 10 books of material to get from lowest common denominator background knowledge to a one-size-fits-approximately-all answer that would satisfy you. That's why there isn't a 1000 word canonical essay to satisfy you. curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
That's not a "no" or a "yes". I don't have to make a commitment to continue this conversation. I will if I think it's valuable and I won't if I think it's a waste of my time. If these issues keep coming up and if they are having other negative cons Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
So that's a "no" about discussing to a conclusion? I have answers about the archives but they are hard to explain to an unknown person with unknown background knowledge with one foot out the door. curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
If it's such a frequently asked question, why don't you write a separate article explaining your answer? Or refer me to *specific* answers you have given in the archives. Otherwise it appears to be an evasion. You are claiming that this information ex Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Do you actually want to discuss to a conclusion? Your posting style has been off-putting to me in several ways but you can use my [debate policy](https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy) if you want to. I don't like having these kinds of discussion hal curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
Why be sneering? Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/31
substance > style Alisa David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/30
Hiding ideas from criticism Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/01/29
An issue is about putting those thoughts into words, or not. words make them better even if you don't share those words. ppl have a voice in their head and feel like they are thinking in words, but then find it hard to speak it outloud or write it curi Rational Discussion Tips 2020/01/29
I didn't intend to argue for quantity regardless of quality. What I want to suggest is that a cold, blunt, argumentative approach may be putting off people who have quality intuition in some area, but are not necessarily able to verbalize their ideas Anon99 Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/29
Here are some of the comments that I consider to be in a shit-talking, disrespectful, supercilious style: > DD you suck. > more boring crap > he's at the same time managing to be too much of a wordy blowhard and also not including substance. Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/29
diaf is like jfc or wtf. those have purposes like expressing that something is out of the ordinary, a major, notable transgression, not business as usual. making the level of emphasis of language correspond to the thing being discussed is common and b Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/29
Anonymous, Are you implying that if every style is "complained about" all styles are equally good? I don't see how that can be the case. If you read my question, it's not so much a *complaint* as a request for an explanation. I want to understan Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/29
You seem to be unfamiliar with other subcultures and styles of expression, and unfamiliar with their value, the audiences that like them, and so on. You have a negativity attitude towards diversity. curi, as you probably know, receives criticism fr Anonymous David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/29
Jewish culture Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/29
Your tone Anon99 David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/29
Extensive criticism, by me, of another DD interview: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/beginning-of-infinity/dr64n4xlBvc/T0X5_UVYfkgJ curi David Deutsch Interview Undermines His Philosophy 2020/01/28
#15285 He apparently thinks learning to use the term "SJW" is radicalization, so maybe he actually is aware of zero examples, not two. I still liked the concept of using specific non-standard terms where the google and youtube search results are al curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/28
https://twitter.com/anildash/status/1222154812428640256 [image] Wrong re "force fed" but some good points and concerns. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/28
#15279 Meta discussion is a topic change. Talking about multiple topics at once is harder. So a more general tip is to focus on one thing at a time. And whatever topic you started with, that's generally one you had a reason to talk about – you th curi Dear Lurkers 2020/01/28
> Would you (ET) say that so long as educators don't use force or fraud on their children/students, then no matter what they say or do to them, they can only be helping the children's/students' growth of knowledge or at worst having no effect? No. curi Dear Lurkers 2020/01/28
Coercion Anonymous Dear Lurkers 2020/01/28
#15280 Part of a 1995 reply to that topic from a frequent poster: > But since you two complainers seem incapable of coming up with your own topics, perhaps you might like the following provocative tidbit from the fast-breaking world of "simple" que Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/28
A TCS post from 1995 Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/28
> avoid meta discussion why is this a good guideline for people bad at writing who are trying to learn to write? GISTE Dear Lurkers 2020/01/28
https://twitter.com/Aella_Girl/status/1130690619574226945 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2020/01/28
#15276 What did you think about it? Anonymous Freeze Discussion 2020/01/27
Just read curi's Liberalism Essay Freeze Freeze Discussion 2020/01/27
What are your questions about *The Goal*? Criticisms? Discussion tree with the stuff you learned? Anonymous Freeze Discussion 2020/01/27
A few skills that knowledge help with: - Breaking phobias - Getting over irrationalities (and expecting to be able to!) - Becoming competent at something quickly - Not fearing making mistakes - Enjoying finding mistakes Anonymous Dear Lurkers 2020/01/27
Currently Reading Freeze Freeze Discussion 2020/01/27
#15271 That one is from 1998. Whoever posts these, please include the year. curi The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
Someone wrote to TCS list: >> On the subject of spanking...Good heavens, I have friends who do occasionally, and I don't think it's the worst thing that guarantees a child's downfall. We have not found it to be too effective--one of our children is Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
Ayn Rand in *The Virtue of Selfishness*: > When one gives reasons for one’s verdict, one assumes responsibility for it and lays oneself open to objective judgment: if one’s reasons are wrong or false, one suffers the consequences. But to condem Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/26
#15268 In a followup post, the TCS leader wrote: > You seem to be using obedience as a measure of rationality. And it accuses the person of using reason as "just another weapon to suppress the childs will" in "your case". And in another follo Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
A TCS leader, 1994: > > Non-coercion requires the interplay of reason. I think that fairly young children (under six) do not find *reason* very persuasive. > > This shows that you are regarding "reason" wrongly (or to be less rude - that you and Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
Here's a TCS leader, in 1997, attacking one of the only mainstream authors (Alfie Kohn) who has opposed punishment, homework, and a variety of other things TCS also opposes. This is in response to multiple TCS forum members who posting about liking th Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
A TCS leader, 1997, posting material which was previously posted in the paper TCS journal, "Television - Junk food for the mind?". It responds to an article of the same name, without the question mark, by Gareth Lewis. Lewis, although he attacks TV, i Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
TCS leader, 1997: > Subject: TCS Apostate Renounces The Word of Popper > > [Name] wrote: > > > There are aspects that I see here that are *very* close to religious. Some of them include several people saying the exact same things, in the exac Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
TCS leader, 1996: > [...] I find the idea of your standing by and watching a cat biting and scratching your son rather abhorrent. [...] > > I fear, [name], that what you are doing is nothing more than a rather cruel punishment. I think you see no Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
A TCS leader posting about animals in 1996, long before curi's recent debates with vegans: > Aren't they "a lower life form"? Maybe the reason they don't get the respect people do is because they are not people! and > But your cat *isn't* a p Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
https://www.utne.com/mind-and-body/taking-children-seriously-tcs > One day a mom posted a message saying that she was having trouble getting her toddler son to take his daily, life-saving medicine. The parents felt they had no choice but to hold hi Anonymous The Taking Children Seriously and Fallible Ideas Communities 2020/01/26
People should complain about their own grievances. If you aren't familiar with Brett's years of posting history, you don't know the context in which issues with him came up. If Brett would write a blog post objecting to something and explaining wha curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/25
People object to things like "naming and shaming" in this context and other contexts. If no one is named, no individuals have responsibility. So nothing happens. You can't negotiate or problem solve with groups when no individuals will take a leade curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/25
[image] Lulie chiming in, sorta, with no attempt at reason, problem solving or being nice. This is contrary to some of her past statements when she e.g. asked people to stop harassing me, defended me as curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
In another part of that conversation, Brett speaks about his disinterest in philosophy: >> Why prioritize this over working on philosophy more directly? > Because I lose interest in working on philosophy directly. But today Brett poses as a p Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
#15253 re 3, are you aware of David Deutsch's and Taking Children Seriously's position on the matter of involuntary education (aka education that is not completely voluntary)? And have you actually read that conversation or are you just trusting gossi Ayn Rand Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
I discovered curi.us a few months ago and decided not to participate here. If you would like concrete reasons why people like myself don't wish to participate, here are a few: 1) You have a wall of shame where you track everyone who left your forum Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
Dennis Hackethal (Four Strands Google Group, emphasis added): > Though I feel the *pressure of agreeing with everyone about how much we all dislike Elliot*, I have already done that now, and feel that I can say that I do not recommend doing any of curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
The Twitter stuff is an example of one of the main conflicts between DD and I. DD doesn't respect the idiotic mob anymore than I do, but has made major changes to his life, personality and thinking in order to get along with it better. I haven't. E.g. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
I did not take into account that most people respond to headlines instead of issues and don't even read blog posts. To me, the blog post was the main point and is where I explained myself. That's where I focused my attention. But there's a culture cla curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1220818636845092864 [image] Apparently he prefers communities based on the rule of man instead of the rule of law, and he dislikes explicit communication as part of p curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/RealtimeAI/status/1220817537186914309 [image] Changing the issue to obligations is a biased way to miss the point. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/RealtimeAI/status/1220816574635966466 [image] This is clarifying who acts by CR and TCS ideas and who doesn't. Win/win solutions? Common preference finding? All life is problem sol curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/RatCritical/status/1220815333050802177 [image] He's openly uninterested in solutions or problem solving. He's rejecting CR, TCS, etc. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/RealtimeAI/status/1220813326671892481 [image] Still haven't gotten any productive responses or attempts to solve problems, just people being mean to me. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/j_mallone/status/1220687236460621825 [image] [image] [image] The discussion is getti curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/RatCritical/status/1220796436603973636 [image] I'm bending over backwards to try to be reasonable with people who aren't even trying to act like they want to do problem solving, th curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/DoqxaScott/status/1220661068772495360 [image] curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
https://twitter.com/krlwlzn/status/1220654474248716289 [image] curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
Lies in #15233 Anon2224 Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
Personality quiz Anon99 Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
#15233 Anon2224 Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
#15235 What words or behaviors of mine? Quote? You seem to have no facts or logic on your side... curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
Smear? Your own words and behaviour do far more damage to your own reputation than anything anyone else could possibly hope to achieve. Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/24
#15233 Insult after lie after ad hominem, with no facts, quotes, arguments, etc. E.g.: > refusing to disengage when asked. This is a lie for the purpose of slandering my reputation. What was I asked to disengage with? > We’ve asked politel curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
Curi is no “fan” Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
To clarify: I think he heard nasty gossip about FI, possibly without the name, and without knowing there was a forum where he could learn stuff. That's how he was both aware and not aware of it. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
[image] https://twitter.com/mizroba/status/1220555219555229702 The ‘Old Guards’ concept, and attacking them as a group (for the trait of taking things seriously, as David Deutsch named one of his curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
I think KS didn't actually read the blog post explaining what's going on, or he would have found the FI forum in the first paragraph of it instead of asking where it is. Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
https://twitter.com/ks445599/status/1220517226337300480 [image] I don't want to post their malicious quotes right now because it'd make it harder for them to switch to problem solving mode and change curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
[image] https://twitter.com/ks445599/status/1220513291564306433 I'm not confident that he read my post before commenting. I replied: > You could have several forums with different purposes, formats curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
https://twitter.com/RatCritical/status/1220507297820086274 [image] That's not a problem-solving-oriented or CR-theory-inspired reaction. curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
Do you mean like this? https://curi.us/2214-david-deutsch-smears-ayn-rand Is that a hurtful attack or a high quality article that provides the gift of critical discussion? It's up to them to say what they object to, not for us to try to guess. I Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
hurtful* Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
Did you or anyone in the FI community ever attacked or did anything heartfull to DD or one of his fans? Anonymous Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
https://mises.org/power-market/police-have-no-duty-protect-you-federal-court-affirms-yet-again > Police Have No Duty To Protect You, Federal Court Affirms Yet Again curi Politics Discussion 2020/01/23
I tweeted about this to Bruce, Dennis, and to some of the people they talk with. I'm going to document some of the responses: https://twitter.com/RealtimeAI/status/1220496917949534210 [image] This curi Secondary David Deutsch Related Discussion Community 2020/01/23
Due to harassment and trolling, I've enabled heightened security. There is a small chance you may try to post a comment and have it blocked. If so, turn off your VPN and try again, or contact me. Try to keep a copy of your comment, especially if it's curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/23
I added this sentence near the top of the post: > *People who left are welcome to come back and try again.* Maybe they didn't realize that? curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/23
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A1aBe0C1jc > Physics students react to 1888 exam Alan in particular may be interested. Tangentially, the *group* seemed dumb, mocking and social, while the repeat *individual* guy said smart, substantive stuff Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/22
#15206 Yeah no internet makes things harder. But I think Hamilton was plenty well known for Popper to find her in a library or when speaking with classicists. curi Popper Ignores Hamilton 2020/01/22
Rucka replied: >> curi I meant “forgive” in the legal sense, like forgiving debt. I should have used the word “pardon.” >> So if a murderer shows full remorse, or it was a special one-time murder (eg he killed the man who used to abuse curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/22
Internet vs. Library KP Popper Ignores Hamilton 2020/01/22
Talking with Rucka a bit on his video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKuOn9yuQNE [image] curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/22
#15194 Anon2224 List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/22
[image] Second-hand ad. Use it because prestigious people are using it to stay ahead of other people. And it's bragging about how smart it is, and how it'll help you be smart – this is a company allege curi Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/22
Evade means "avoid facing up to something". https://groups.google.com/d/msg/fallible-ideas/c4exGq9nTBU/8tgIjjbpBAAJ https://groups.google.com/d/msg/fallible-ideas/62scFDqeBJE/clnqOTbpBAAJ Factually, Bruce has not faced up to these replies he Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/21
thank you for writing this it really helped me anoymous Analyzing How Far I'll Go 2020/01/21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSwEOTqKqN4 from the youtube transcript: > so I think the rules and social reality 34:34 > are win-lose like there are conflicts of 34:37 > interest in social reality because 34:38 > you're competing you climb Anon Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/21
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To clarify: I talked about methods because the basic thing at issue with discussion standards are methods of dealing with ideas. Also, for people with bad discussion standards and methods, you can look at their books/articles/videos/etc (if they ha curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
The FI debating and discussion standards have been designed/developed to be what it takes to communicate and truth-seek about knowledge effectively. They focus on minimal requirements to avoid common problems that making sharing knowledge fail. This d curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
Do you think there are people out there who can't "live up to" curi's "demanding debating standards", but nevertheless may have useful knowledge and may have useful criticisms? If not, what is your explanation for why not? If so, is that not a criti Anon99 Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
> It's screwy to say: > > > I believe there are ways to get that without offending or making good people doubt your trustworthiness. > > when that statement is itself offensive (because it suggests curi is untrustworthy). If you know how to argue Anon99 Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
It's screwy to say: > I believe there are ways to get that without offending or making good people doubt your trustworthiness. when that statement is itself offensive (because it suggests curi is untrustworthy). If you know how to argue points Dagny Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
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Anon99, do you have a criticism of any specific curi/FI actions, with quotes, (that you're willing to share, not a secret criticism) and a suggestion for a better approach? It would have to understand what problem the actions are trying to solve and e Dagny Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
Yes, I have a disagreement with Rand on this, and yes, I have written about it. I am not going to share my writing here, for reasons along the lines that I mentioned in my previous post. In any case, from my reading of what Rand said in *The Virtue Anon99 Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
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> http://curi.us/2276-social-reality-and-real-reality I would like more precise [definitions](http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/definitions.html) than appear on the page you linked. My impression is that social reality, as conceived by curi, is Anon99 Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
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Requesting definitions Anonymous Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/20
Rodent Anonymous TheRat Chat 2020/01/20
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#15169 You sure care a lot about status. Anonymous Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
God is at the top of the status hierarchy. A basic idea of religion is that who or what God favors has major effects on reality. That praying to be in God's good graces and have his divine favor is a way of getting what you want in the physical world. curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
If you're thinking about the meanings of educational sentences in terms of their meaning for people's social status and other people's opinions of those sentences, then you won't learn the topic. You'll fail and it'll suck. Social dynamics often ig curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
#15166 How does the pain of learning for adults relate to social dynamics like status? Or am I confusing trauma with static memes? Jorge Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
A reason people find learning painful or difficult is because learning is connected to real reality, while they are living in social reality, so their efforts to learn fail. curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
I’m confused, because I agree that MOST SM are about social reality, but I don’t think ALL are because I found a case where it doesn’t solve the problem. I think learning aversion is a common SM. The mechanism it uses is that it makes 1) Jorge Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/19
Since it doesn't make a large difference anyway, I went ahead and changed the contact info for Bruce from his email to his Twitter. curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/19
Wow. I thought about this post for a while and read it a few times. Then I started noticing that I think about the social world *a lot*, way more than I would have thought I did. Anne B Social Reality and Real Reality 2020/01/19
From an ad I got by snail mail: [transcribed, so there may be errors] > Special Invitation > You are cordially invited to an Educational Evening to learn how to Navigate Retirement at the prestigious [name of local fancy place] Country Club. Anne B Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/19
Since a human or salmon swimming are pretty different actions, "swim" is more ambiguous than a noun like "apple" or "salmon". It's verb/action words which are less specified and noun/thing/object words which are more specified, in general. It's jus curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
I think we use modifiers for nouns significantly more frequently than for verbs. Does this indicate things are somehow inherently more complex or ambiguous than actions? Why do we more often need to give extra info to focus our attention on aspects of curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
I think lots of metaphors are noun-noun comparisons, with no adjectives to qualify the nouns, which makes it pretty vague how the two nouns are related, which helps explain how/why metaphors differ from regular, clearer speech. The metaphors with i curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
> IIUC, in predicate logic, those two things (linking a thing with a noun and linking a thing with a modifier) are commonly written the same way, e.g., one could write "H(x)" for "x is a house" and "G(x)" for "x is green". I think your examples bot curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
I see what you mean re meaning change. The difference comes up in unusual contexts, e.g. the apples could be poisoned and the smell could be coming from that. Could do: The apples smell rotten. -> The apples have a rotten smell. BTW I was thinki curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
#15154 > The concept of linking a noun with an adjective is a little odd in general since they're two different things and it's not the same concept as linking a noun with another noun. Linking two things, and linking a thing with a modifier, are Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
#15154 > The apples smell rotten. -> The apples smell like rotten apples. > The apples smell rotten. -> The apples have the smell of rotten apples. I wonder if those versions change the original sentence's meaning by making the smell specifi Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
I think linking verbs with adjectives are a shortcut for a link with a noun. The house is green. -> The house is a green house. The link is between the noun and a second version of the same noun which is modified by the adjective. When names curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2020/01/19
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https://youtu.be/t0x46-enxsA Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/18
thread title is "Spent more that $200 on brunch today" > Dating a girl who likes to order several different things at the same time. I don't even order because I just eat whatever she can't and there's still tons of food left over. A lot of times w Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/18
Bruce, if you want to get anywhere with this, you have to be a lot clearer about what specifically you want me to do and why. I don't know what the problem is. Stop assuming you have any rights to control my free speech regarding what I do with public curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/18
I think it's good to break the level up into sections to learn separately. curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/18
Studying Metro route #5 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/18
#15132 > Ha, what happened? Did someone give you a taste of your own medicine or something? > Why don't you just respect people's wishes and not use force against them like this? These are fake questions. He’s not actually interested in kn 44783 List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/17
Post & Tree of my thoughts Andy Dufresne List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/17
Studying Metro route #4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/17
More meta about what methods to use next GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/17
#15131 Ha, what happened? Did someone give you a taste of your own medicine or something? Why don't you just respect people's wishes and not use force against them like this? I thought only SJW's talked in terms of force when no force was u Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
Bruce's name and email are public information. He used them to send email to a public group with archives. His email is publicly available on the Google Groups website among other places. People quoting public statements, correctly attributing them to curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
#15129 Interesting, so when people do it to you, you immediately take action. But when you do it to others, it's totally fine. How hypocritical of you. If you want me to respect you and your minion's private information. I suggest you take ste Howard Roark List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
Impersonating people, as well as doxing, are initiation of force. They are absolutely forbidden here. I hid a comment. Cease immediately. In case this is a matter of ignorance: doxing either is a crime where you live or should be, as is identity th curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
#15126 Why are you so obsessed with status Curi? Anonymous Ayn Rand Quotes Discussion 2020/01/16
#15125 Great answer by AR. The technique she uses there is to *guess what the question is about*, because it doesn't give much information about what it means, it's quite vague (and she guesses well contrary to her claim not to know what the person is curi Ayn Rand Quotes Discussion 2020/01/16
Ayn Rand on whether ruling out whims leads to a joyless existence Alisa Ayn Rand Quotes Discussion 2020/01/16
#15106 Bruce, your name and email address are hardly secrets. After all, you yourself intentionally used them to identify yourself in *public* mailing list messages. When you do that, you should realize that other people may in the future use those id Alisa List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
Exposing some of my meta self-discussion about my methods for speedrunning GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/16
ARR is planned next. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/16
Archives of Yahoo Groups Anon Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/16
punish? 44783 List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
>> What is "this"? The claim you're an evader? > Are you saying that the purpose of this post is to punish people for being 'evaders'? That's funny, that's not what the post itself said it was about: >> It would be good to find patterns about wh #15108 anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
Studying Metro route #3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/16
> What is "this"? The claim you're an evader? Are you saying that the purpose of this post is to punish people for being 'evaders'? That's funny, that's not what the post itself said it was about: > It would be good to find patterns about what g Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
My last post had an extra quote level sneak in for one quote for some reason #15108 anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
> Well, this seems to be a request for less work than it took to respond to me. Two false assumptions here: #1, that the anon you are replying to is in a position to do the work you want (this is false cuz I am not curi and cannot edit his blog); #15108 anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/16
Winning Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
https://mises.org/wire/why-marx-hated-individualism topic in url. good stuff Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/15
Leffen compares WR and TAS for smash melee break the targets. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDTJTj1BSxU Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/15
#15083 If there is any "fail" going on here is your inability to detect sophistry. Curi very clearly dodged the question and did not answer it. I agree with #15099 Curi is indeed a sophist. Personally, I have enjoyed the new nick he has receive Anonymous Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/15
Demand? Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
Explanation Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
> Shouldn't it be the other way around? Now that I've made it clear that I do not want my personal information here, isn't it up to you to explain to me why you want to leave it here and don't you need to persuade me to change my mind? If 1) you ** Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
No. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
Why? Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
Why? Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
Request Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/15
Studying Metro route #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/15
You should just ask it instead of writing 2 posts with zero content. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/14
Elliot in particular Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/14
Still there? Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2020/01/14
#15097 So a dodge after all. What a sophist. Anonymous Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/14
DD on a pitfall for modes of criticism in which one specifies situations... Alisa Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/14
DD on questions that contain a particular kind of misconception Alisa Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/14
A or B. Anonymous Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/14
Studying Metro route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/14
#15092 & #15091 Thank you. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/14
#15091 http://fallibleliving.com/thinkers/burke Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/14
#15091 http://fallibleideas.com/books#burke Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/14
#15090 It seems hard to find good stuff representing Burke. I did try reading "Reflections on the Revolution in France" a while back but gave up due to the old tone it was written in. Do you recommend anything other than "Reflections on the Revolut Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/14
#15089 from the description: > Edmund Burke is considered one of the first modern conservatives and a critic of the French Revolution, particularly for his Reflections on the Revolution in France. But he was a classical liberal. He was in the wh curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/13
Edmund Burke Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/13
FH quotes re lying curi Leftist Lying: The Issue Is Never the Issue 2020/01/13
My formulas all assume a>=b, c>=d and all numbers >= 0. Otherwise you run into complications in some cases that I haven't dealt with. You may want to use those simplifying assumptions when not doing addition or subtraction. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/13
#15082 HTML is easier to format for screens of different sizes. It's easy to save a web page as a PDF if that's what you prefer, but it's not as easy to convert a PDF to HTML. Alisa Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/13
Variance Math Problems curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/13
> Curi, Why did you dodge the lab scenario question? he replied about it repeatedly. reading comp fail? Anonymous Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/13
Jesus dude couldn't you have posted a link to a pdf or something? Curi, Why did you dodge the lab scenario question? Anonymous Discussion with "Critical Rationalist" 2020/01/13
#15080 The attention given to other people's opinions is second-handed, and people do try to conform to what's popular because it's popular, partly in order to be more popular. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/13
#15079 Now I disagree both with what I originally wrote and with what you wrote about why they used the word "popular". I think there *is* an implication that you should want to play the game because it's popular. They wouldn't put in the word Anne B Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/13
#15075 Or they are mentioning that they are hosting a game a lot of people like. There is no implication that you should *want* to play the game for that reason. Btw pointing out appeals to popularity in everyday life, a good philosopher it doesn' Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/12
Illiteracy exposed Anonymous [Excerpt] I was tired yesterday and my last post ha... 2020/01/12
Are you saying that depression changes someone's environment? If so, can you say some more about that? I don't get how it would work. Or are you only saying that depression is governed by a large set of complex theories, as alcohol is? Anne B [Excerpt] I was tired yesterday and my last post ha... 2020/01/12
In April 2007, the eastbound I-580 connector ramp in Oakland's [Maze](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacArthur_Maze) collapsed in a fire. It was reconstructed by C. C. Meyers, Inc. in 25 days, much faster than transportation officials expected. http Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/10
Seen on facebook: > [local] Library is hosting a demo of this very popular dice game We are supposed to want to play the dice game because it's popular, not because it's a good game. Anne B Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/10
Arpaio Andy Dufresne Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/10
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/who-is-america-sheriff-joe-arpaio-sacha-baron-cohen-trump-bad-mistake-a8488221.html How do people get fooled into doing Sacha Baron Cohen interviews where they make fools of themselves? They' curi Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/10
exactly, he's an embarrassment. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
> embarrassment Social, second-handed claim re what people's opinions of Trump are, and trying to evaluate a presidency by those opinions instead of by actions, accomplishments, policies, etc. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
I mean if you had to bet on who has been the biggest embarrassment to the presidency it has to be the orange turd. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
You keep telling yourself that Shit Tier Blogger. :) Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
> W/e you say Shit Tier Blogger :) Notice how he replies in terms of *who* said things as his way of evaluating them. That's also second-handed. He's (after factoring out the sarcasm) stating that he's rejecting an idea due to the source and the so Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
W/e you say Shit Tier Blogger :) Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
Shaking (getting rid of) nicknames is a social, not logical-rational, activity. Success is related to other people's opinions about what constitutes a valid shaking. Another second-handed comment. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
Sorry Shit Tier Blogger, you are not shaking that nick any time soon. You'd have to stop being a shit tier blogger. :P Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
> Nobody gives a fuck what you think. Notice the comment in terms of what other people's opinions are. More second-handedness. They can't turn it off well enough to briefly hide it to stop providing examples. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15062 Nobody gives a fuck what you think. Elliot "Shit Tier Blogger" Temple is too god damn perfect. And I don't even think ET is all bad either, the shit he plagiarizes from Deutsch is ofc going to be good. But god damn is he a terrible writ Perfect Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15061 Thinking in terms of who calls other people by what titles is second-handed. He's talking about someone acquiring a particular reputation. Titles are from the social status hierarchy like prince, king, duke. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15056 LMAO I am dying. At the post and at the title that Temple has acquired. "Shit Tier Blogger" It is perfect. Dying Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
oops, last comment should link to #15046 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15045: > In reality, the blame is entirely on you because you can't explain yourself and you lost every single debate you had with SS, Kate, PP, TheRat and VSE. You are simply inadequate as a philosopher. (assertion masterman) 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔 Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15056 Caring about who gets what recognition is second-handed, as is thinking that people's unargued negative opinions are important. Good example. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
> STB: He's an embarrassment :frowning: Ambiguous whether "he" refers to Trump or Obama (bad thinkers have so much trouble communicating in basic ways), and viewing it in terms of embarrassment is second-handed. curi Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
Finally, Curi gets the recognition he deserves, https://www.reddit.com/r/badphilosophy/comments/ekwp6t/i_found_the_best_living_philosopher/ Shit Tier Blogger Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
If I say: > [redpill] Why octuple text me? Obsessed much? That's not a socially calibrated comment by me. It's too blatant. The way to social climb is to call attention to the low social status behavior in a subtle way, that way I put the other curi Red Pill Comments 2020/01/09
> Critical Rationalist: It is too bad. I heard from people who were glad I had joined this group. It's second-handed to think it's too bad he's leaving a group because other people said they were glad he joined. > Critical Rationalist: Some peop curi Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/09
#15052 Good vid thx 👍 Justin Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/09
you'll enjoy this Veritas legal-related vid Justin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULePRxbXck8 curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/09
Index page where you can look for interesting post titles: https://illimitablemen.com/archives/ curi Getting Caught Using PUA 2020/01/08
Interesting posts from a PUA blog: https://illimitablemen.com/2014/12/14/the-shit-test-encyclopedia/ about shit tests https://illimitablemen.com/2017/05/26/critical-thinking-the-citation-needed-fallacy/ some epistemology stuff including go curi Getting Caught Using PUA 2020/01/08
Video of the hardest part of Lost kingdom route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/08
oh, and you also lost to AY. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/08
Stick to programming Curi Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/08
#15045 He was talking about communication you buffoon. If you could make 0 progress communicating with everyone, you'd still blame it on others (which you do). This has nothing to do with "second-handedness" (which is a retarded idea on its own, w Rand would be dissapointed Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/08
I got flamed on Discord by Shadow Starshine because he thinks I'm not second-handed, which he thinks is bad: > Curi strikes me as someone who everyone in the world could disagree with and he'd still think he was right Yeah I judge by arguments a curi Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/07
#15023 Nothing comes to mind. I don't think genetic evolution plans ahead re steps being reversible. However DNA is pretty good at having reversible steps. If an A and T get swapped, they could get swapped back. Though that isn't likely. If it's a bad Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/07
Positive reviews of Capitalism: https://mises.org/library/truly-austrian-treatise http://www.capitalism.net/freeman.htm http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download;jsessionid=298E0A9CBD6905B310E23536AD5ABC98?doi=10.1.1.25.4528&rep=rep1&type Anonymous Refutation of Tabarrok’s Criticism of Reisman 2020/01/07
asking and answering short questions helps avoid misunderstandings and surprises. if the answers are so predictable and unproblematic, it should be possible to go through it quick, no big deal. if it becomes a hassle, that's a sign of misunderstanding curi Rational Discussion Tips 2020/01/07
#15018 Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure why I wrote the regress is not good after having stated the new problem is simpler than the original problem. The regress will bottom out and fairly quickly, as you explain in your link. One thing this hig Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2020/01/07
#15033 Then you won't have much trouble pointing out a actual flaw in Elliot's writings. oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2020/01/07
#15036 Inn addition, the comment to which you replied doesn't mention peer review so you can't judge the commenters knowledge of that topic by its content. oh my god it's turpentine Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/07
#15036 Peer review involves peers, scientists or philosophers who the journal judges are capable of judging work in that field, reading and commenting on a paper. So judging by peer review rather than by the content of a paper is judging by whether th oh my god it's turpentine Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/07
https://twitter.com/lzsthw/status/1212284566431576069 Criticism of code bootcamps. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/06
#15034 You have no idea how peer reviewed journals work do you. Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/06
Ami Horowitz does man on street interviews asking about why Jews are getting attacked in Brooklyn and the responses he gets are awful https://youtu.be/Kvw4_boUOi0 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/06
http://curi.us/1567-i-changed-my-mind-about-david-deutsch#15033 > If Elliot could get a single paper published to a peer reviewed journal I'd be hella surprised. If his paper would get cited more than once then maybe you could call him a philosophe Anonymous Second-handedness Examples 2020/01/06
#15031 which living philosophers have you actually read, sycophant? Elliot writes like an undergraduate freshman. He writes more like an average self-help blogger than a philosopher. His essays are unfocused and do not provide the necessary argume When the ego doesn't match the skill I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2020/01/06
Elliot Temple is the best living philosopher jordancurve I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2020/01/05
> I think have communicated that I consider David a better philosopher than myself with higher status and more knowledge. I have changed my mind. WTF this shit tier blogger thinks he has more status and knowledge than David Deutsch. How deluded c WTF? I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2020/01/05
Tucker on how the left controls what people are allowed to say Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/05
Tucker on violence against Trump supporters Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/05
https://curi.us/discord is expired by the way TW Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/05
Another Topic: Privacy curi Potential Debate Topics 2020/01/04
Shadow Starshine: I've already established I think curi is a waste of time, far beyond the amount of effort it would take Shadow Starshine: just to engage with some shit tier blogger The perfect description of Curi. some shit tier blog Anonymous Shadow Starshine Chat 2020/01/04
#15023 In case it wasn't clear, "try" was my word. I put it in quotes because I was iffy about the idea of nature *trying* to do anything, but I couldn't think of a better word at the moment and I hoped my meaning was clear enough. Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/04
gradualism: does evolution in nature try to do reversible steps first? Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/04
There are two different ways an idea can be empirical. 1) The idea was inspired by evidence. We used evidence to help develop the idea. 2) The idea makes claims about observable facts, so we could use evidence to test the idea. The main ideas curi Open Discussion: Economics 2020/01/04
Richard Feynman: a tiny change to a theory's consequences can require enormous changes to the theory Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/04
Timed runs Lost kingdom #4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/04
Practicing parts in Lost kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/04
> When we do within-mind evolution of ideas, there is some population of ideas in flight. We select ideas by critically examining each idea for flaws. If no flaw is found in an idea, fine, that is a candidate solution to our problem. Typically, howeve curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2020/01/03
#15012 Problem appears to be on your end. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/03
There are atoms outside earth Anonymous Bad Scholarship: Merchants of Despair by Robert Zubrin 2020/01/03
I updated my paths forward doc Alisa Alisa Discussion 2020/01/02
>Everyone takes it for granted that the truth is not obvious, and that the obvious need not be true; What planet are you discussing? Anonymous Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/02
I'm a David Deutsch fan but.. Abe Nosh Bad Scholarship: Merchants of Despair by Robert Zubrin 2020/01/02
#15011 you’re unable to communicate adequately in English. Post video. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/02
#15009 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/02
Timed runs Lost kingdom #3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/02
> - I accidentally got a check point and forgot about it. So when I got the last moon from the cage, I died intentionally thinking I’d respawn in front of Odyssey, but instead I respawned at the checkpoint. Does the vulture get your hat instantly Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/02
Mindly GISTE Mind Map Software Review 2020/01/02
TCS N Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/02
Timed runs Lost kingdom #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/02
Timed runs Lost kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2020/01/01
Ayn Rand: Meritocracy is an anti-concept Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2020/01/01
Programming Andy Dufresne Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2020/01/01
Some thoughts/questions about within-mind evolution. When we do within-mind evolution of ideas, there is some population of ideas in flight. We select ideas by critically examining each idea for flaws. If no flaw is found in an idea, fine, that is Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2020/01/01
Competitive programming Alisa Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/31
Justin Mallone on religious tolerance and the threat of Islam Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/31
#14997 Yeah programming is good for reason-mode instead of social-mode. It has a culture in the same ballpark as math or hard science. Some downsides and issues compared to speedrunning: Programming is: - Considerably harder and less accessib curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/31
#14997 This doesn't answer your question about social mode, but here are some comments by curi about speedrunning vs programming (and other activities) as *preparation for learning philosophy*: http://curi.us/2198-mario-odyssey-discussion#12369 ht Alisa Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/31
Social Mode Andy Dufresne Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/31
#14991 True, you mentioned "common ground" a lot. Maybe it would help to explicitly say you want to disregard the social world or get out of social mode or something. You'd have to explain what you mean. It's not obvious to most people. On the o Anne B Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/31
Speedrunning is very good at disabling people's social mode and getting them into rational mode. People approach much more like scientists than they approach most stuff. It's so blatantly about objective reality – what buttons do what in the game, w curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Some of the origin of the word "reputation: is repeatedly judging or believing. Thanks GISTE for finding this. https://www.etymonline.com/search?q=reputation > from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + putare "to judge, suppose, believe, suspect," curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
#14988 Social reality contradicts physical reality, logic, facts and science in many ways. Social climbing means focusing on the opinions of other people instead of, and in contradiction to, the real world you live in. It means e.g. looking for wha curi Social Climbing Is Incompatible with the English Language 2019/12/30
#14986 i saw this goalpost move (he just said unquantified without specifying a type of quantifier) at the time. "a fair amount" wasn't the only modifier justin wrote. the text "in general" qualifies how often the effort is put in. curi Social Reality and Real Reality 2019/12/30
#14989 But I was explicit repeatedly. Search for *common ground* in discord and see some examples. curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
I agree with our Rodent friend here. curi thinks he can make unargued assertions and people asking him to defend himself are acting in bad faith. Essentially curi would fail undergraduate philosophy 101. I am glad that curi's feet were hel Howard Roark TheRat Chat 2019/12/30
> When I ask people to meet me, as common ground, at facts and logic – try to get some little details correct and focus on correctness and go step by step – it doesn't work because they're so oriented to the social world. I think you should be Anne B Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
What's bad about social reality? Why is social climbing bad? Anonymous Social Climbing Is Incompatible with the English Language 2019/12/30
update? GISTE Mind Map Software Review 2019/12/30
> "a fair amount" is literally a quantifier. the examples are endless. he's just cargo culting to sound like a logician. SS responded to this in the other channel: > Curi, the amount of effort is not the quantifier that is missing > One can put Anonymous Social Reality and Real Reality 2019/12/30
*If you're wrong, how will you find out and correct the error?* Great, rational question but people read it socially. The social meaning can be read like: you're probably wrong and broken and should spend your time figuring out ways to fix yourself curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
*Why would I want to talk with you? What value do you have to offer? Do you think you know some stuff I don't (what?)?* Most people read these questions as social. Like really strongly and clearly social. As being about who is how good, what place curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
People often say they love someone in order for the words to have an effect on that person. It can be e.g. an ask/request (you should do this thing i want because i love you, that makes my requires count extra because love is important), an excuse (ye curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Love is a force in social reality not physical reality. curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Today I learned something new. Prestige is one of the major, evil aspects of the social world. It's a type of social rank/status. Where does the word prestige come from? What's the etymology? It comes from *‘illusion, conjuring trick*!!!!!!!! curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
https://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDIsTCSRevolutionary.html > TCS embraces fallibilism in a big way. Indeed, a radical fallibilism is essential to our reinterpretation of the centrepiece of education through the ages: the adult coercing the child for th curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
The English language is on the side of reality and reason. It's poorly suited for social. People speaking social misuse words a ton. It's one of the notable things about them. Words seem like pesky literal facts to them which they want to tl;dr. This curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Gamer celeb gossip: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC90sC4LSYkEPkeSeL9F4WIQ/videos [image] [image] ![](https://curi.us/img/rhQO1VCTB7wFH4z-1091x62 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/30
Fortnite is such trash as a competitive game due to the FFA design. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KH7GUi6gwI curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/30
The problem I run into a lot is that there is no way to continue the real reality portion of the discussion without it being offensive in terms of social reality. E.g. a person in real reality is ignorant and unskilled, needs to read, practice, ask curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Alan Quote from his comment on his YT video on Duhem-Quine Freeze Alan Discussion 2019/12/30
For a person in reason mode, a person in social mode appears to be discussing in bad faith. And for a person in social mode, a person in reason mode appears to be discussing in bad faith. curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
#14971 For VSE, logic mode is an uncommon exception and he assumes it is for everyone else too and he assumes if people aren't doing major visible signs of logic mode then they aren't doing logic (I do logic mode casually, but he doesn't recognize it curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
Example of social (focusing on social reality instead of reality): paying attention to when other people check their watch and reading meaning into it (like they have somewhere to be soon or they're bored and want the current thing to end). curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/30
VSE on Discord went into (mostly) reality mode yesterday for an hour or two. It was like DD's story about scientists acting differently – scientifically – at seminars or when scientific topics come up at dinner. VSE did it with logical argumen curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/29
Bias, a common sort of irrationality, is because in social reality the downside of bias (contradicting facts and logic) is basically meaningless. That's what allows bias to be so large and prevalent. Biases that have negative social consequences ar curi Static Memes Are About Social Dynamics 2019/12/29
http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/07/21/America-s-300-Million-Scrap-Metal-War-Afghanistan > Say it’s Saturday night in Kabul and you’re a $200-a-month Afghan soldier who’s a little short on cash. What to do? > One easy way to raise a few Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/29
Dude, you really should work on your writing. This is disgraceful. Howard Roark Social Climbing Is Incompatible with the English Language 2019/12/29
Question about static memes replicating when they pass from one mind to another Alisa Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/29
#14888 yes Anonymous curi Quotes 2019/12/28
#14964 I agree with your summary. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/12/28
Nice! Your solution is significantly simpler than mine. Here's how I think your solution works: First, you XOR everything together (this part is the same as the solution I read). You call the result of that *answer_xored*. Next, you observe th Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/12/27
Practicing crossing the lava lake GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/27
Correction to second quote above Freeze Brains Are Computers 2019/12/26
David Deutsch quotes on Computation Freeze Brains Are Computers 2019/12/26
David Deutsch's comments on *The Fabric of Reality* audio book, from audible, transcribed by http://otter.ai > As I was proof listening to this audio version, it was the first time in 21 years that I'd read the whole book sequentially. It was fun. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/26
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#14940 I wasn't thinking that the payload and replication strategy are independent. Among other things, the replication strategy has true knowledge about the payload. The payload is required by the replication strategy. Substitute a completely differe Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/26
[image] A partial answer to a yes/no question? Huh... Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/26
Stop restarting and finish runs and get times. Don't restart any of them, just finish. Then you can e.g. see if your times improve. Most of those you didn't even get your hat stolen, but you should even learn to recover from that error. Recovering curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/26
Practice getting moon under bridge and timed runs GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/26
Typo Anonymous Brains Are Computers 2019/12/26
Clepto-skip problem GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/26
#14950 Read your solution description. Mine is similar but a bit simpler and more elegant because I use lower numbers from a pair instead of screwing around based on the first set bit. Also you don't need to iterate through the array a third time to f curi Alisa Discussion 2019/12/26
#14950 Haven't checked your solution yet but I think I solved it. I randomly generated a bunch of array inputs to test it. I assumed there's a max integer. I wasn't sure if I was allowed to destructively modify the array but my solution didn't do t curi Alisa Discussion 2019/12/26
Programming problem: find the two integers in a list that occur an odd number of times Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/12/25
#14941 > I noticed that clepto-skip resets if you die. (This is a problem only if you die before getting all the moons you need.) you can get the last moon (bridge moon) if you die without having to repeat the run. smallant talks about it at 13:19 internetrules Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/25
#14946 You seem confused. The moon under the bridge is the last moon in the route. Get it last. You can die when you get it. Are you dying *before* getting it? Is that the problem? Did you change the route to put that moon in the middle? Don't d Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/25
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Established my best beginner route for Lost kingdom and timed runs GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/25
#14943 that only works if you got all the moons you needed, including the moon under the bridge, which isn't the situation I have. see this from #14941: > I noticed that clepto-skip resets if you die. (This is a problem only if you die before getti GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/25
if you do get a checkpoint and die, unless your hat gets instantly stolen on respawn, just warp to odyssey without moving. might work. idk. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/24
IIRC if you don't get any checkpoints then if you die under the bridge you respawn by the Odyssey and you can leave, only loses a few seconds. You could also try warping to Odyssey right after getting moon but i think you have to be on the ground t Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/24
Asked my clepto-skip question on SMO discord chat GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/24
Practice Lost kingdom without guide #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/24
#14930 I don't think separating payload and replication strategy makes sense. Why would a replicator have two parts like that? What is the selection pressure on the part which is separate from how it replicates? What creates that part or makes it matt Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/24
quotes from curi's 2015 essay "Criticism" Alisa curi Quotes 2019/12/23
Disagreeing with Ram Dass Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/12/23
Elliot has no respect for privacy. Anonymous Dykes Discussion re Popper 2019/12/23
After watching, do you understand the vulture now? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/23
#14933 Yes those are all emails. I don't think a reply like > I have little hope for a productive discussion with you. should be taken as agreeing to his discussion terms or to anything else he said. curi Dykes Discussion re Popper 2019/12/23
Practice Lost kingdom without guide GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/23
Privacy Another Anonymous Dykes Discussion re Popper 2019/12/23
> Staticity of what? First, static meme itself. Second, the environment that its adapted to (which includes traits of the host like the hosts other ideas) > In what way would static memes making progress be bad for their replication strategy? Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/23
static memes & staticity Alisa Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/22
Within-mind static meme evolution Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/22
> ItOE: Man is neither infallible nor omniscient; if he were, a discipline such as epistemology—the theory of knowledge—would not be necessary nor possible: his knowledge would be automatic, unquestionable and total. This is a clear statement o Anonymous Dykes Discussion re Popper 2019/12/22
First look at Lost kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/22
Practice and timed run GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/22
I meant it'd be bad for the meme's replication strategy (staticity). curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/21
"Bad" by what standard? Alisa Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/21
[8:47 PM] curi: ppl build up the overreaching for decades and then it's hard to untangle but there's nothing fundamentally special about the untangling process, just gotta start learning stuff successfully. ppl get stuck b/c e.g. they learn unsuccessf Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/21
introspection difficulties are basically the same issue as overreaching. it means ur skipping steps and getting ahead of your knowledge, then u get lost and confused. understanding what ur doing in life basically equals not overreaching and also equal curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/21
[8:20 PM] curi: to understand yourself better you need more analysis skills. understanding other ppl's public statements is broadly easier than introspection. to do that you need to be able to e.g. figure out sentences in detail and think logically an Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/21
Practicing Cloud kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/21
ET on the unpredictability of disagreements Alisa curi Quotes 2019/12/20
First look at Cloud kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/20
#14879 One big difference between [curi's dungeon map generator](https://curi.us/code/dungeon.html) and evolution in nature is that the map generator only evolves one map at a time, while in nature, entire populations of replicators are evolving. Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/19
#14914 Those other values are dependent on truth seeking because if you have false ideas about how to get them then your method of getting them won't work. Those are not social values. The issues in question were activities like dressing to impress curi Social Metaphysics 2019/12/19
The law of least effort is one of the most important social rules: https://www.girlschase.com/content/law-least-effort curi Social Rules 2019/12/19
Practice, and timed run of Wooded kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/19
> #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 compatib Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/12/19
#14909 Payload is my term. DD says a static meme "disables the recipient's critical faculties in regard to itself". Which puts it a bit awkwardly I think. Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/19
> How does meme evolution work within a single mind? Is it due to memory changing details each time the idea is remembered No, the primary way is *thinking consists of making copies of ideas with variations and doing criticism/selection*. Making a Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
Memes evolving within a single mind Freeze Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
#14907 Where does DD say that? The word "payload" isn't even in BoI. Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
Something went wrong with the quote. Sorry. Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
#14906 >> This would be different than suppressing criticism (DD's idea of static memes). DD's idea is that a static meme suppresses criticism of its payload. It doesn't suppress other criticism and, in particular, within-mind criticism of ho Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
>> This would be different than suppressing criticism (DD's idea of static memes). > So how is what you are saying different to Deutsch? ? Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
> Do static memes replicate within a mind? That sounds potentially bad because they'd make progress and change, not stay static. But it depends on what selection pressure they're being exposed to. If a static meme could control the selection then it c Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/18
Correction to Above Freeze curi Quotes 2019/12/18
Curi on Mirror Neurons - From BoI List Freeze curi Quotes 2019/12/18
Alan Quote from BoI List Archives Freeze Alan Discussion 2019/12/18
> Sure. Is that meaningfully different from the possibility of genetic evolution producing some species without going through a particular intermediate species? In curi's maps, it doesn't matter if it is rare or common that Y happens without X. In Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/18
#14899 > I imagine there are other trajectories that give rise to Y even though X didn't happen. Sure. Is that meaningfully different from the possibility of genetic evolution producing some species without going through a particular intermediat Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/18
#14898 I think the argument is still basically the same though. If you change the seed and X does not happen, can Y still happen? I imagine there are other trajectories that give rise to Y even though X didn't happen. It may be rare to get Y witho Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/18
#14890 > In variant universes, X will still happen in gen N if the program is the same and the initial set of maps are the same (and assuming that curi's computer does not get hit by cosmic rays or something). That's an unrealistic "if" condit Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/18
#14890 > Suppose X happens in gen N when the program is started with some initial set of maps. What do you mean by "started with some initial set of maps"? IIUC, in curi's [program](https://curi.us/code/dungeon.html), the initial map/maps is Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/18
#14894 Yes. I'm assuming the same initial config. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
#14890 To get the same output you have to start the program with the same rng seed, not the same initial map(s). Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
#14880 > knowledge = information adapted to a purpose/problem/design-goal, right? > and the maps *do* have some of that, as does e.g. AlphaGo's moves in a game of go or a Roomba's movements around a room. I shouldn't have said the maps have Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
> If static memes simply suppress criticism, they can't get more adapted by within-mind evolution. But if they could instead control the types of criticism, then they can benefit from within-mind evolution. The criticism would help to find errors i Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/17
> Do static memes replicate within a mind? When we recall to mind an idea from our memory do we replicate the idea in the act of thinking about it? I guess so, as recall is confabulation. That must mean static memes can replicate within a mind. Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/17
> Let X represent the occurrence of a particular map in some generation, and let Y represent the occurrence of a similar map in a later generation. Then, I think, in most variants of our universe in which X does not happen, Y does not happen either. B Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
replicators and causality Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
#14865 Die in a fire? Not Anon curi Quotes 2019/12/17
Updated the blog post with a new idea about static memes. curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/17
I don't remember. Email me. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
Practicing Wooded route without the guide #3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/17
Wondering if I can chat privately with curi Evan Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
I watched *Cars 3*. I dislike the theme that you win races by having the right social interactions with others and the right psychological attitudes to not only the race but life (and no they aren't psychological attitudes about how to practice withou curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/17
#14881 One of the reasons for this is because animals are born with all their (genetic) knowledge, while humans create (memetic) knowledge during their lives. curi Vegan Debate 2019/12/16
> So any copy of the relevant genes will have the same knowledge and no individual animal matters very much. By contrast, each person has a unique set of ideas and habits instantiated in his brain and that does matter. In other words, people aren' Anonymous Vegan Debate 2019/12/16
#14879 knowledge = information adapted to a purpose/problem/design-goal, right? and the maps *do* have some of that, as does e.g. AlphaGo's moves in a game of go or a Roomba's movements around a room. the output of the program is a map with s curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/16
Evolution Question Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/16
#14877 You gotta be careful in wooded cuz falling into the deep woods is worse than dying. It's a larger time loss! Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/16
Practicing Wooded route without the guide #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/16
> Don't they understand it? I don't think so. Anonymous Vegan Debate 2019/12/16
It seems to be that people don't engage with the jump to universality idea. Why? Don't they understand it? Anonymous Vegan Debate 2019/12/16
Alan Forrester writes: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/14753/is-human-exceptionalism-justifiable/14754#14754 > Animals lack the ability to create new explanatory knowledge, unlike people. As a result there is a qualitative differe Anonymous Vegan Debate 2019/12/15
non-yes/no evaluations of ideas Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/15
The most interesting/useful quote to me, currently, was: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/16294/can-we-distinguish-physical-from-informational-existence > Information is a term for properties of physical systems that can be underst curi Alan Discussion 2019/12/15
> ON POLITICAL FUNDING: > > "It is necessary to have money to run a political campaign and it is unrealistic to expect people to donate and get nothing in return. The way to deal with this is to require that all discussions, whether by e-mail or ph curi Alan Discussion 2019/12/15
> "The simulation hypothesis relies on the idea that physical systems can be simulated on a universal computer. Any universal computer can do the same set of operations as any other universal computer, regardless of what hardware each computer uses. S curi Alan Discussion 2019/12/15
#14860 The claim "I'm in a good mood" can be given a binary evaluation of correct or incorrect. You seem to dislike it because it mentions a matter of degrees (quantity of goodness). However, it's the same issue as saying "I'm 5.38 feet tall." whic curi Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/15
Practicing Wooded route without the guide GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/15
First look at Wooded route (continued) GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/15
First look at Wooded route (continued) GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/15
"diaf" -curi Anonymous curi Quotes 2019/12/15
yes/no and moods Anne B Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/15
#14851 Even if a businessman successfully guessed the contents of a bureaucrats mind, nobody knows which bureaucrats ideas will become law. Anonymous Criticism of Bagus Criticizing Reisman on Deflation 2019/12/15
> Curi is known to ignore criticism he can't answer. Instead, he will go off-topic about a minor pedantic thing. A missing comma, or a misspelled word. > It is a common self-defense mechanism that people with gigantic egos and huge insecurities en The Banned FI Posting Tips 2019/12/15
Why are you fake arguing with a sock puppet that thinks like you instead of a real Vegan? This is not what Vegans talk like. Watch Joey Carbstrong doing activism and leaving people "blanking out" with his arguments. Try arguing with him. That would be The Banned Vegan Debate 2019/12/15
yes/no and moods Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/12/14
Some of my favorite quotes from David Deutsch KP The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/12/14
Some of my favorite quotes from Alan Forrester KP Alan Discussion 2019/12/14
Some of my favorite quotes from Curi KP curi Quotes 2019/12/14
#14853 > And yeah the difference would be with chimps but i don't think chimps today would be super close to intelligence, it has to do a decent amount of stuff that's hard to evolve. I'm reading that humans and chimps split from a common ances Anonymous Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/eae326/what_is_the_correct_direction_for_the_left/favu859/?context=3 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
>Some entity stating "I'm having an experience of communicating with God" is implicitly making claims about the nature of reality and what entities are in it and what sort of things they can do. >An entity saying "I'm having an experience" is makin Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
#14852 Thanks. Still a low amount compared to the size of Finereader. And yeah the difference would be with chimps but i don't think chimps today would be super close to intelligence, it has to do a decent amount of stuff that's hard to evolve. curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
Couldn't find a source for the 2 Mb difference. Just did some quick searching and, from what I read, our DNA most closely resembles the DNA of chimps and bonobos. Studies from the early 2000s reported a difference of 1% to 2% but it looks like some st Anonymous Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
> I think a businessman's job should be focused on his industry, not on understanding politicians, I agree. Businessmen should be focused on how to deal with reality in order to create value for the marketplace. Guessing the contents of a burea Justin Mallone Criticism of Bagus Criticizing Reisman on Deflation 2019/12/14
https://mises.org/wire/why-small-states-are-better >> How far can the principle of small states go? You are for example open to the idea of Bavaria seceding from Germany, or Upper Bavaria then from the rest of Bavaria. Ludwig von Mises stopped at t Anonymous Criticism of Bagus Criticizing Reisman on Deflation 2019/12/14
free will Anne B Whirlwind Tour of Justificationism 2019/12/14
If you reject that something can be claimed infallibly, that doesn't mean you have to doubt that thing is true absent a specific argument for doing so, btw. That is a common misunderstanding. You just have to be open to criticism on the matter *if and Justin Mallone Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
Some entity stating "I'm having an experience of communicating with God" is implicitly making claims about the nature of reality and what entities are in it and what sort of things they can do. An entity saying "I'm having an experience" is making Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
I've already stated an argument isn't necessary, only to communicate it to you. Given that it's not necessary, and your only refutation is to the argument, then is there any refutation beyond that? Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
#14844 You have an understanding of what having an experience is and why it's infallible. But this understanding is itself a fallible argument. John Galt Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
I don't need to deny nor affirm it for my claim to be true, because whatever is the case if it says I'm not having an experience, it is automatically false due to the experience I'm having. There isn't some ontological superseding of this. My brain be Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
#14842 Your brain is a computer. When you have an experience, that refers to certain computational states. You can misunderstand 1) which computational states are experiences 2) what computational state your brain is in Parallel arguments apply John Galt Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
> Do you mean *seeing* it, or touching it, or something? I'm saying, to comment on my experience of a piece of paper, requires an experience of the piece of paper. I'm also not required to make arguments with inferences here, I could say absolut Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
> A piece of paper is an experience No it's a piece of paper. Do you mean *seeing* it, or touching it, or something? In any case, you're making arguments. You're using reasoning to judge that the text you wrote in your comment is correct. But curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
Reply Shadow Starshine Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
#14833 Correctly claiming to have had a particular experience, or correctly claiming there is experience in general, are both dependent on correctly understanding what "experience" means and how to tell whether something is an experience or not (or ge curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/14
The 2Mb difference you were talking about is not between us and *any* other animal is it? I was thinking it was our difference with chimpanzees or suchlike. Anonymous Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
#14821 Forgot to expand Shadow Starshine's longer comment for the screenshot. Here's the full text: > @curi Finished watching it. Some of my thoughts here: > 1) I'm actually not sure I understand the principled/practical distinction being made h curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
#14829 Do you think this value enriches day to day life? I think it can, but I’m not sure if you were getting at that or something different. E.g. maybe country X does a different thing at the supermarket and having been there, the person is Louis Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/14
#14834 I think there's a decent sized evolutionary gap between any other animal and intelligence, or else some others would have probably evolved intelligence. curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
> IIRC the part of the human genome that differs from animals is only like 2 megabytes of data. Even given some good library functions available from the other genes, 2 megabytes seems like quite a low amount to specify intelligence with. The jump Anonymous Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/14
Infallible certainty about the idea that "There is experience" jordancurve Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/13
[image] Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/12/13
[image] from https://discord.gg/calliopeanclub i tried asking if he had econ args but he didn't. then he mentioned being former Oist so i tried asking args for that his view is something like: Rand curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/12/13
**Vegans:** Intelligence comes by degrees. E.g. humans *on average* have 5000 intelligence, cows 500, but dumb, young or crippled people might be near or even below cows. **curi:** I don't think it's a matter of degree that a human can learn a comp curi Vegan Debate 2019/12/13
#14827 I think there's value in getting a broader perspective on life and realizing that lots of stuff you take for granted can be done differently. Not everything about your culture is just how life is and must be. curi Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/13
#14827 Damnit, > I’m curious as to whether you have extra reasons for you think exposure to different cultures and customs other than: Should be: I’m curious as to whether you have extra reasons for thinking exposure is valuable other Anonymous Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/13
#14807 > People think the exposure to different cultures and customs is valuable. I think that's true but also travel is overrated too. I found some standard responses for why it’s valuable here: https://leselfes.com/understanding-different-cu Louis Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/13
I don't know much about power consumption of computation, though in my understanding, PCs use far, far more power than is theoretically possible, so maybe brains are way more efficient. I also don't know re hardware details about *slow* neurons. curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/13
> Humans work differently because they’re capable of doing evolution within their minds to create new algorithms, new behaviors, new ideas. I think you're right. Some questions: How large a population of candidate ideas would we need for this to Anonymous Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/13
Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/12/13
AY deleted another comment on his debate video: [image] I'm also informed that Andy B sent a Twitter direct message to Ask Yourself asking if he knew comments were being deleted on his videos, and Ask curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/13
I debated Ask Yourself and Bryn on voice chat. Got banned in under 30min. https://youtu.be/lOG2z-xpuQc?t=2452 Ask Yourself uploaded it too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysa-_QRut3g On his video, someone posted the following comment whic curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/12
Shadow Starshine, who made some videos critical of AY, joined the FI discord today and we're chatting atm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW5gboua9d4 [image] curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/12
Note: The standard way people think about memes is replicating between people, from mind to mind. What I'm talking about is memetic evolution within one mind. curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/12
#14818 Thanks for the questions, I think they helped clarify things. curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
Thanks for answering my questions. No more for the moment. I think your idea is worthwhile and a good refinement. Hope you get more discussion. Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first time Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/12/12
#14815 Yeah that's what I was thinking. Some core memes suppressing lots of criticism, and then most memes in a static society don't have selection pressure on them to do a lot of criticism suppression. Though, mentioning again, this is a simplifie curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
The type of static meme that Deutsch described which suppresses criticism mostly in regard to itself would be rare right? Maybe they once weren't, but once the core group of general criticism-suppressing memes evolved the specialised memes would not h Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
#14813 I guess the benefit would be if the static companion memes had more than zero effectiveness at keeping the person alive. curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
You say that static companion memes benefit from the core group of general criticism suppressing static memes. Is this relationship symbiotic? Do that core groups of memes gain any benefit from static companion memes? Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
Updates after [talking with bryn and Ask Yourself](https://youtu.be/lOG2z-xpuQc): **Vegans:** So if you met a zombie person who's not intelligent, it's totally ok to shoot them in the head with a headgun? (Ignore the issue of property crimes or pur curi Vegan Debate 2019/12/12
> Would one way of seeming good be to actually be good? Not necessarily. Depends how divorced from reality people's judgments in a static society are (I think a *lot*). So I was thinking more like whatever dumb standards of judgment people have, it curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
> They could compete by e.g. seeming good in some way, as well as directly attacking each other. Would one way of seeming good be to actually be good? I guess this mostly doesn't happen because people's standards are so low. And I guess if it is ac Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
> But a static meme that can do general purpose criticism suppression has sophisticated adapted knowledge to prevent rivals getting a toe-hold. Yes but it need not have sophisticated knowledge to prevent *non-rivals* from getting a toe-hold. So curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
It makes sense that static memes can have reach so that they do general purpose criticism suppression and not just criticism suppression in regard to themselves. As you say, if this were not the case, then we should expect to see considerably more inn Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
#14805 Yeah travel is consumption, not investment. People think the exposure to different cultures and customs is valuable. I think that's true but also travel is overrated too. A lot of people understand cultural differences more IRL than from curi Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/12
First look at Wooded route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/12
Western culture also portrays travelling as a rich in learning activity. Especially for younger people i.e. 18-30. I’m not sure this is a good thing, so I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts. First, what do they actually learn that they Louis Vacation Travel Is Overrated 2019/12/12
#14803 Static societies live very inefficiently and ineffectively! They're bad at it! I don't think it's fine-grained damage. I talk with people and find they are irrational about wide varieties of stuff, including ideas they'd never heard of befor curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
> Some static memes do (partially or fully) general purpose criticism suppression rather than only suppressing criticism of themselves. How does this square with static memes evolving in the direction of only causing fine-grained damage to the hold Anonymous Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/12
#14801 Jorge Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/11
#14799 I can give a hypothetical example. Maybe horoscopes seem really great and useful to people full of static memes who don't think critically about anything, but the horoscope meme itself doesn't suppress criticism. And you can insert anything curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/11
#14799 Don't know, it's a theoretical category, and there are the complications I mentioned, and precisely specifying any type of meme is hard. curi Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/11
Example Jorge Third Type of Meme: Static Companion Memes 2019/12/11
When you participate at FI or curi, other people have no responsibility for any choice you make. It's up to you. Make your own decisions. Anything I say (or anyone else says) is simply an idea for you to evaluate and use (or not) as you see fit. Your curi FI Posting Tips 2019/12/11
> we need a representative sample. A random sample as I have described it (pulling samples from a bag) is just one way to get a representative sample (for finite samples as you point out). I think the problem you are getting at is: how do we know our curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/12/11
#14787 What's your opinion of that article, particularly the Reisman section? curi Refutation of Tabarrok’s Criticism of Reisman 2019/12/11
Related: There was a [voice debate between Justin, TheRat, Avi, Nicole and Lovey2](https://curi.us/files/recordings/Rat-Justin-Vegan-Debate-2019-12-10.mp3) ([transcript](https://curi.us/files/recordings/Rat-Justin-Vegan-Debate-2019-12-10-transcript.tx curi Animal Welfare and The Problem of Design 2019/12/11
#14789 It's a learning process. Just get a whole run done, see what time you get, improve it. Getting individual level times that fit a 1.5 hour run seems fine as a criterion for moving on. Doing full runs will give you additional practice and later y Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/11
Let me put it another way that maybe you'll agree with: IMO Brennan is not on Mises' level. It's not close. They aren't similar. curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/11
#14781 Jorge Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/11
#14786 Will do. https://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDIsTCSRevolutionary.html > We know that any protocol for dealing with conflicting opinions that refers to the attributes of the source rather than the content of each opinion, is anti-rational. The c Freeze Freeze Discussion 2019/12/11
Monte Carlo simulation Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/11
Goal for whole speed run, factoring in variance GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/11
Lake kingdom timed run GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/11
"Deflation: When Austrians become interventionists" by Philipp Bagus includes a section criticising Reisman: http://direct.mises.org/sites/default/files/qjae6_4_3_4.pdf oh my god it's turpentine Refutation of Tabarrok’s Criticism of Reisman 2019/12/10
I suggest finishing FoR ch. 1, 3-4, 7-8 before reading Popper. curi Freeze Discussion 2019/12/10
Popper's Best Freeze Freeze Discussion 2019/12/10
Similarly, a polar bear is adapted to surviving in the arctic, but it wouldn't survive in the ocean. Alisa Criticism is Contextual 2019/12/10
Practicing Lake boss fight GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/12/10
Is cheerleading a dangerous sport? Most seem to think so. What are your thoughts? https://www.cheershirts.net anonymous Open Discussion (2018) 2019/12/10
#14780 I watched it btw. I thought it was pretty good. The beginning with the stats was less interesting, the argument about making comparisons with equally moral societies was more interesting. Most of the Q&A was less interesting again. Brennan i curi Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/10
#14763 Jorge Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/10
#14763 > Under different rules of property, trying to keep the products of your labor for yourself could be considered a form of violence, just like trying to take someone else's property under capitalism. Being considered violence (by a society Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/10
I already agreed with most (or a lot) of what he says by the time I came across him, but this guy is great: https://expressiveegg.org/portfolio/33-myths-of-the-system/ His worldview is pretty much diametrically opposed to Elliot's I think. Yet str Anonymous Voluntarist Left Anarchism Criticisms 2019/12/10
#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
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/12/02
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
More Reddit responses The Rat Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/12/01
#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
I think this “Doctors can't fix anything...” is supposed to read “Doctors can't fix everything...”. Anonymous Division of Labor and Experts: Generally Great but Sometimes Overrated 2019/11/29
Such low quality comments here. China is evil and for sure fuck blizzard. Mingmecha Fuck China 2019/11/28
Amazon deletes jrockway's useful review Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/28
> 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. Anonymous Social Rules 2019/11/28
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1199947943278567424 [image] [image] curi Taking Children Seriously 2019/11/28
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/e2i598/i_really_wish_id_never_found_the_idw/ > **I really wish I’d never found the IDW** > I’ve always considered myself liberal but I feel so disowned now. I feel like the mainstream lef curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/28
#14614 ?? He's just yelling (e.g. "ridiculous game of your's [sic]" and appealing to authority. He opens by saying criticism is irrelevant if there is positive support for something. He won't discuss causes and explanations like how clouds work, why, Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/27
#14613 Thanks for taking the time to respond to address these arguments. This is quite compelling. what are some resources that you recommend for laymen on climate change? The Rat Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/27
#14599 > "Did those results rebut the criticism of Mann made by McIntyre and McKitrick e.g.? No such rebuttals seem to have been made:
" 1) Addressing McIntyre + McKitrick's criticisms is irrelevant, since Mann's work was already replicated b Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/27
Casually comparing schools to prisons: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/27
> #14609 An hour vid with no sources or timestamp. And you didn't address what I said. Greetings Mr. Curi Yes this is a complex issue and it requires elaboration. An hour is reasonable would you not agree? Any thoughts on the video? What k Mueller Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/27
#14609 An hour vid with no sources or timestamp. And you didn't address what I said. curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/27
Hello Mr. Curi, Suicides and other symptoms as outlined here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd549Qz957k&t what is different about the last hundred years up until today is that not only do we lack the means of improving those symptoms, our Mueller Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/27
#14607 I don't know if suicide has risen. I'd expect suicide to be less underreported now than in the past, particularly in the US. You can't know whether "Are we really struggling wth a lack of meaning? We have lost our grand narratives [...] ?" b curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/27
Good Day Mr. Curi, What do you think accounts or explains the rise of suicides in the west, particularly in the US. People claim that lack or Religion is the reason, as people have lost a sort of unifying grand narrative to give them purpose. Muller Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/27
#14602 Orcas don't yelp or make "cute" facial expressions in a way that appeals to people's intuitions. They look less human than dogs and cats. Cows don't look or act very human in that sense, either, but they're a more familiar animal that people ki curi Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/27
#14603 >> By nearly all accounts, this contribution is large. If teachers have a large affect on student outcomes, it doesn't imply they *contribute* anything. The range of the effect could be from mildly negative to very negative. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/27
> I think I should reach a level where I succeed on first try at least sometimes before I start timing my runs. Why? Getting it on e.g. the 7th try instead of 9th is faster. You can measure your progress right now and see your improvement. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/27
A close reading of a study's introduction Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/27
Orcas Andy Dufresne Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/27
tried Sand kingdom route without video guide - session #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/27
GDQ - The Safe Space For Speedrunners https://archive.org/details/GDQTheSafeSpaceForSpeedrunners Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/27
#14568 > For example, it includes claims that Mann et al.'s hockey stick resulted from dubious manipulations. Such claims were debunked by published results in subsequent studies, which replicated the hockey stick. Furthermore, multiple, independent N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/27
#14597 Yes, you got it. The y-axis doesn't start at 0. That makes the variation look larger. curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/26
The problem with the graph Louis Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/26
https://web.archive.org/web/20040912010930/http://www.hans-hass.de/Englisch/Human_Animal/1_03_Innate_Recognition.html > How little such reactions are associated with intelligence was shown by experiments with turkeys. To the turkey hen, the charact curi Algorithmic Animal Behavior 2019/11/26
Another example of a simplistic animal algorithm from the same book. https://web.archive.org/web/20040912010930/http://www.hans-hass.de/Englisch/Human_Animal/1_03_Innate_Recognition.html > The toad reacts just as unselectively at mating time whe curi Algorithmic Animal Behavior 2019/11/26
#14592 Yeah. Also a ton of medical studies can't be replicated (do same experiment, get same result). I bet it's worse with nutrition and food stuff on average. Major replicability problems also affect the social sciences, including psychology, whe curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/26
Sounds like progress. Why did you start again? I think that's worth writing down as a reminder to yourself in case you stop again. curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/26
#14364 I've been looking at different health recommendations that I took for granted before reading what you wrote about health myths here, Curi. I am amazed over how much is correlation studies. Like red meat & cancer and stuff like that. Never th N Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/26
NYC bans foie gras cuz it's "cruel" to the duck/goose. ideas have consequences! https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bizarre-delicacy-is-cruel-de-blasio-signs-bill-banning-foie-gras-in-nyc Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/26
tried Sand kingdom route without video guide GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/26
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1199175573790019584 [image] patio11 openly scared to say stuff clearly in public re social status. curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/25
PIA purchased by Kape Technologies, Reddit unhappy Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/25
#14332 Are you retarded? I never got a response and I didn't debate. curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
Stand Up For Industrial Civilization And Fight The Greens’ Anti-Industrial Revolution https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/11/stand-up-for-industrial-civilization.html Great article. It covers why the greens are completely wrong even i Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
#14584 That's your 7th comment today. You talk like you're someone who has years of familiarity with FI, and who has posted on prior days too, but you're a liar either way. Please leave instead of continuing to try to coercively pressure me with your curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2019/11/25
#14583 Dozens? I've only written 3-4 comments here. And I am not trolling. All my comments have been honest. curi why you pretending to be multiple people anyway? or is this your gender fluid female version, of curi, Dagny? Anonymous Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2019/11/25
> #14577 Maybe you should consider taking the silence as a hint that they don't want to discuss something and not pressure people into coercively talking to you about things they do not wish to talk about? Oh the irony from a troll who has written Dagny Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2019/11/25
#14577 Maybe you should consider taking the silence as a hint that they don't want to discuss something and not pressure people into coercively talking to you about things they do not wish to talk about? Anonymous Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2019/11/25
> This is extra dishonest because the KKK is part of the left You must be joking, can I get a hit of what you're smoking? Why are you advocating for coercively making these platforms host racists anyway? If they don't want to that's their righ Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/25
#14579 That article has a super biased paragraph: > While PayPal has previously severed ties with extremist groups and individuals including the Ku Klux Klan, the Proud Boys and Alex Jones, Jammi theorized that Molyneux managed to evade investigati Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/25
Stefan Molyneux being kicked off PayPal https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/alt-right-youtuber-cut-off-paypal-donations-1469936%3famp=1 Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/25
Andy Ngo (journalist known for negatively covering antifa and hate hoaxes) deplatformed from Twitter: [image] Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/25
> **Me:** What do you think about X? > **Them:** [silence] > **Me:** Why didn't you discuss X? > **Them:** [Starts saying their opinion about X.] This pattern can be extended: **Me:** Why didn't you discuss not discussing X? **Them:** [Start curi Question-Ignoring Discussion Pattern 2019/11/25
We have no understanding of consciousness anyway, pretending like you have the answer and dismissing everything else does you no favors. It is important to remain humble when discussing things you do not understand. This is not your field of exper Allan Barry Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/25
#14574 You're at a forum which uses rational argument to accept and reject things. If you have an alternative based on social politeness, we'd ask that you provide a written account of its rules and details. You weren't flamed but you're acting lik curi Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/25
When at the grocery store someone offers you a free food sample, there are wrong ways to go about rejecting it. Allan Barry Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/25
First time for everything Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
#14571 https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
> "Link?" You were already given a link, along with the titles. No need to pretend otherwise. > "You just refused to answer arguments and appealed to authority instead. That's irrational." You gave no arguments. You just cited some non-peer-r Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
> First, I cited other evidence against Lindzen + Choi 2011's conclusion. So feel free to re-read what you're responding to. Link? And so you won't argue re my link. You just refused to answer arguments and appealed to authority instead. That's Howard Roark Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
#14565 > "Your only specific criticism of Lindzen Choi 2011 appears to be Dessler 2011, which I was already aware of. It's criticized at https://climateaudit.org/2011/09/23/the-dessler-2011-regression/ " First, I cited other evidence against Li Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
#14558 > "Was anything I said there wrong?" I already told you what was wrong, such as your false claim that potholer54's willingness to comment here has any bearing on his level of interest. In response, you're doing your usual tactic of actin Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzud4h/animal_welfare_discussion_tree/f8jy4ki/?context=3 > What's it with cranks and this kind of diagrams? I haven't seen cranks use this kind of diagram. I think he's just yelling with zero eviden curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/25
#14562 It has no summary: no abstract, intro or conclusion that says what it's saying. It doesn't address David Deutsch and the multiverse, which is the favored QM theory here. And I don't know how you think it'd help with the tree. In general, QM curi Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/25
#14564 Your only specific criticism of Lindzen Choi 2011 appears to be Dessler 2011, which I was already aware of. It's criticized at https://climateaudit.org/2011/09/23/the-dessler-2011-regression/ Howard Roark Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
The nonsense of Lindzen + Choi 2011 Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
getting to know Sand kingdom route - session #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/25
This Paper might be of help for a different branch in your tree. http://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/uploads/1/4/4/4/14443634/quantum_mechanics_and_the_consciousness_constraint1.pdf Allan Barry Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/25
I am always eager to learn about such great entrepreneurs. Anonymous Steve Jobs and Critical Thinking 2019/11/25
I looked at some logic material, trying to decide what to study from next. I want something that I can link to and have people be able to see without having to register or pay. I want something that has exercises and answers to them. I decide Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/11/25
> 2) [Lindzen] Claiming clouds are a net negative feedback on warming, limiting climate sensitivity. They're actually a net positive feedback, increasing climate sensitivity. Lindzen and Choi published a paper on cloud sensitivity. Got a refutation Howard Roark Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/25
#14556 >> "potholer54 did not seem interested this time. At least not interested enough to leave his YT channel:" > He's under no obligation to debate you here. Period. Whether or not he debates you here does not determine his level of interest. H N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/24
In their view: evolution is hundreds of millions of years of agony and suffering. In their view: meat is suffering. In their view: farming animals is suffering. In their view: humans are not so special In their view: young children are like animal Anonymous Research and Discussions About Animal Rights and Welfare 2019/11/24
#14545 > "potholer54 did not seem interested this time. At least not interested enough to leave his YT channel:" He's under no obligation to debate you here. Period. Whether or not he debates you here does not determine his level of interest. H Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/24
#14530 > Would you say that 90% of people would interpret it the way I did? Approximately no one, including you, interprets it the way you *intellectually* interpret it when doing analysis in words. It resonates with people because they want soc curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/24
#14470 Why does not having Deutsch, as a result = the theory is false? Anonymous Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/23
#14552 > he sum-up of Potholer's position is nothing about global warming, just a basic intro science lecture? **He's being a condescending jerk.** What he means is: anyone who disagrees with me doesn't know the first thing about science. Doesn N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
#14551 The sum-up of Potholer's position is nothing about global warming, just a basic intro science lecture? **He's being a condescending jerk.** What he means is: anyone who disagrees with me doesn't know the first thing about science. curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
#14548 > That video does not attempt to change my mind about an environmentalist issue, which is what I was looking for and which you left out of your block quote. And I certainly am not impressed by a beginner-oriented summary of scientific metho Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
#14546 > N, you disagreed with, didn't understand, or ignored what I said above. I didn't understand what you meant by it. You're right, I should have asked what you meant instead. I think I acted second-handed - didn't want to look stupid and e N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
#14544 A commendable effort. But you're trying to use facts and evidence against ideology. You can present 999 papers stating climate change is real, but if one Randian posts a YouTube video stating it is not real. They are going to go with the Youtu John Galt would help fight climate change Global Warming Debate 2019/11/23
curi: >> If someone can link a *very high quality* section of video by Potholer that would impress me or change my mind about some environmentalist issue, let me know. What's his most educational thing? N: >> What's his most educational thing curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
Hi Atomsk's Sanakan, you basically just showed up here, didn't say hi, didn't ask for a discussion, didn't try to start discussing in an organized way one thing at a time, and spammed way too many links at once while already having a hostile attitude curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
curi in #14178 > #14175 I am not going to debate anyone in YT comments. That's seriously he's preferred forum? That's sad and unserious. >> The easiest way to debunk someone is to ask for a source, and check it. So I would ask Epstein how he kno curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
#14543 Hi Atomsk's Sanakan, >> "But potholer54 has shown no interest in that thus far. I do not think he wants to debate anyone in a truth seeking matter publicly." > potholer54 repeatedly debated people in different formats, including back-an Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
Crockford's nonsense Atomsk's Sanakan Global Warming Debate 2019/11/23
potholer54 debates Atomsk's Sanakan Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
getting to know Sand kingdom route GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/11/23
#14540 Corrections: * (e.g. #14177) ** curi.us #14168 > What's his most educational thing? He recommended this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIgy5JS-QhQ N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
potholer54 - continuation N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/23
Hazlitt on his problem-centered approach, from *The Failure of the New Economics*, Chapter I: > Nor, in examining the views put forward by a single man (or his disciples), do we necessarily confine ourselves to those views. Their analysis becomes a Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/23
Hazlitt on refutation as a method, from *The Failure of the New Economics*, Chapter I (all quotes from Chapter I so far): > In the history of thought great new contributions have often been made as a sort of by-product of what were orig­ inally in Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/23
Hazlitt shares an idea related to error correction and intellectual progress, from *The Failure of the New Economics*, Chapter I (all quotes from Chapter I so far): > [...] though there has been some diminution of Keynes's influence, and though sev Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/23
from *The Failure of the New Economics*: > Yet about the General Theory there is a strange paradox. The Keynesian literature has perhaps grown to hundreds of books and thousands of articles. There are books wholly devoted to expounding the General Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/23
From The Failure of the 'New Economics': > In the starry eyes of some admirers, even the book's faults seem somehow to add to its greatness. Professor Paul A. Samuelson, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of the most widely used c Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/23
#14531 He gave a final reply which is super dishonest: > Glad to hear you're conceding the point. I hope you avoid claiming that minds are software in the future, and stick to language like David Deutsch's instead, which is much less objectionable. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
#14531 The end except that Patrick B, aka Fudge_Mokey, said he's gonna read BoI, write 3 articles / blog posts, and come back to talk more. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
#14529 I think this is pretty much the end of the last conversation. [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
>>> Interpretation isn't arbitrary. The question isn't how did Joe interpret it. The question is how *should* it be interpreted? What does it actually mean? What interpretation is reasonable or rational? >> What is the basis of what should be inter Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/22
#14527 More from the conversation: https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8cbfyo/?context=3 [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
Nice example of how bad people are at using quoting or clear references: https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzud4h/animal_welfare_discussion_tree/f8casi5/?context=3 [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
#14525 [image] Also it's kinda amazing he tried to debate me on what DD thinks rather than shifting the topic back to what's true and leaving DD out of it. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8c98by/?context=3 [image] i do sympathize with how ppl like this get ppl to favor the "principle of charity" an curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
#14524 He will neither believe me that I know DD's position on this matter nor directly challenge any of my claims re knowing DD. He's a dishonest evader. That's a really typical response to getting this kind of unexpected info – that he ran into a curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
#14522 He doubles down on doubting DD believes what I claim even after discovering I'm one of DD's closest associates. He just won't acknowledge or face the reality of the info I gave him. This kind of reaction is actually typical. He isn't like "omg curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzud4h/animal_welfare_discussion_tree/f8c6ijf/?context=3 [image] i find some of these funny. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8bz35h/ So this guy denies that "minds are software", then denies many experts believe that, then specifically denies, to me, that David Deutsch believes that. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
[image] Not much new stuff on reddit overnight. Also this, emphasis added: https://vegetarianism.stackexchange.com/questions/2034/non-robotic-animal-behaviors Manuki: > *Metaphysics are opini curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/22
Democrat presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard are being massively deplatformed by the media, and i'm sure some by tech companies (not following closely). https://twitter.com/EricQuachSpeaks/status/1197634241787387904 ![](https:/ Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/22
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzu6j8/animals_lack_general_intelligence/f8amqaj/ [image] Typical ridiculous discussion. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
This was signed by just 12 scientists? They couldn't get more than that? Seems to indicate that most disagree? Elsewhere, Christof Koch, one of the signatories, contradicts the declaration: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05097-x > On Anonymous The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness 2019/11/21
Rather than defend the moral value or general intelligence of animals, many people instead question the moral value or general intelligence of humans (especially babies, senile people, people with low IQs, and other groups that people are bigoted agai curi Discussion Tree: Animal Welfare 2019/11/21
#14513 Good thing I saved that, she already deleted all of it: Erica: > Comments cleaned since I know you've seen them. To summarize: please use Veganism & Vegetarianism Chat for extended discussion, or Veganism & Vegetarianism Meta to talk abou curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzb2ge/animal_rights_issues_regarding_software_and_agi/f8a9u8v/?context=3 [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
Saving this before some stack exchange moderator deletes it, someone gave a bunch of sources that don't appear to deal with computation or any specific diagram nodes, and then he refused to specify a single thing that was relevant to any specific node curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
https://vegetarianism.stackexchange.com/questions/2034/non-robotic-animal-behaviors [image] RIP. And moderators are so consistently such nasty people. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14508 He didn't like that. [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
The issues brought up in your original post, and the responses I made to it, were philosophical ones. If you want to present an economic argument for your position / against the socialist one, I might be able to address it, but you haven't. Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
I added an animals blog category: https://curi.us/archives/list_category/115 In it you will find 3 new posts about animals: https://curi.us/2247-the-cambridge-declaration-on-consciousness https://curi.us/2248-human-and-animal-differences ht curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
> I have no particular interest in engaging with Austrian economics. OK if you don't want to argue against my views, nor learn from me, bye I guess. curi The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyi0qm/random_thoughts_small_questions_and_general/f8a2u0y/ [image] curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
"Let's stick to economics," they say after jumping in at the end of a conversation about property relations and politics. If you have any questions or arguments concerning my initial or followup posts, I'll be glad to answer them. I have no particula Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
> It's important to note that Austrian economics and these socialist ideas I'm putting forward are incompatible, largely because of conflicting normative foundations. This is compounded by the fact that Austrian economics rests pretty much entirely on curi The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
Regarding the article on Kropotkin, it seems broadly factual. Of course, I don't agree with the claims the author makes w/r/t the economic impossibility of the abolition of private property etc. I think you'll find that Bookchin's work is primarily i Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
All advertising is false advertising. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/21
One of my big takeaways is most animal rights people denigrate humans. Rather than defending the value of animals, they deny that humans are special, all that intelligent, etc. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
>That isn't what AGI means. It means artificial general intelligence. "When asked their opinions about “human-level artificial intelligence” — aka “artificial general intelligence” (AGI)1 — many experts understandably reply that these t Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzb2ge/animal_rights_issues_regarding_software_and_agi/f89selz/?context=3 > I am sorry but this is just the same animal intelligence argument as always. Your rehashing of it just sets AGI as the intell curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
> I would also ask you why it is relevant to include the "non-AGI" descriptor for the algorithm about a cow. By definition(from my understanding) an AGI algorithm would be one that can perfectly mimic the experiences of a human. That isn't what AG curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
OGE banned from twitch https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/dzlniu/oge_has_been_banned_from_twitch/ > A whomegalul streamer accused him of being transphobic because he said ”okay dude.” and > Nah Flocculency deleted h curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/21
#14492 >but my basic point is there’s nothing any cow does which looks different than just a bit more clever version of non-AGI algorithms we already know about. I would also ask you why it is relevant to include the "non-AGI" descriptor for Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14496 ok bro? did you want to try to do truth seeking about anything? curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/21
I gave you one point for each paragraph I agreed with and half a point where I partially agreed or was open to the idea. No points where I disagreed, strongly disagreed, or found the matter trivial and worthless. Your total score is 34.5 out of 86. Anonymous Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/21
#14494 Any comment on this article discussing Bookchin? https://mises.org/library/anarchism-peter-kropotkin Also Bookchin is quoted in another article: https://mises.org/library/malthusian-trap > Any attempt to solve the environmental cris curi The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
I broadly endorse what I described. I had intended only to address the distinction between personal and private property, but I tried my best to address the other questions that came up. Socialism, like democracy, is a term with a lot of different co Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
I posted a new question: https://bioinformatics.stackexchange.com/questions/10865/what-scientific-literature-indicates-any-animals-have-general-intelligence > What scientific literature documents animal behaviors that contradict the theory that curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
> Now comparing to a Roomba seems silly in this case. It's clear that no matter how many times my Roomba does something it's behaviour will never exceed the instructions in its code. Whereas the wasp shows the ability to learn, even if slowly, and cha curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzbzbt/animal_behaviors_that_couldnt_be_robotic/f8801v0/ fudge_mokey, who is apparently Patrick B, writes: > > Sensations are open to interpretation. They're input data. > > Sensations aren't inp curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
I got referred to this paper related to the crow video: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0092895 Searched it and replied with this: > The paper doesn't discuss hardware, software, Turing, algorithms or computa curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14480 Yes, those are both errors. Thanks. I don't know how I messed that up. Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/21
#14487 The emphasis was mine in the quotes from Palo Alto Online. Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/21
PIA's no-log claims verified in court Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/21
> PS. Reading beginning of infinity and it's quite good so far, I realize I know nothing Awesome. FYI I helped edit that book and had ~5000 hours of conversations with the author, which is the main reason I know a lot about some things. And my view curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
> I've also posted one of the relevant sections below in case people don't feel like reading on reddit: > You claim that pain is only undesirable because we assign it a negative value judgement. According to you we assign it a negative value judgem curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14483 >through the exact same sequence of computation it would have had a similar experience to the wasp. *it would have had the exact same experience as the wasp Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14482 >Did you learn anything about the algorithmic nature of squirrel behavior from http://curi.us/272-algorithmic-animal-behavior ? I did read it and agreed with it. "Only after thirty or forty repetitions will the wasp finally drag the c Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14475 Did you learn anything about the algorithmic nature of squirrel behavior from http://curi.us/272-algorithmic-animal-behavior ? What are your takeaways? Does it help persuade you squirrels lack general intelligence and are similar to self-drivi curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
I am currently streaming my reading/writing/responding to these topics today. https://www.twitch.tv/curi42/ curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14473 You say 2016 twice then change to 2006 in the post. I'm guessing the 2016s are both errors? Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/21
#14474 So has the stuff you're advocating been written down in a way that you endorse? Where do I read about the details of this system? Does it have a more specific name than "socialism"? curi The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
Some stack exchange replies, emphasis added: vegan and pets subreddits both want to close it as off topic. https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/non-robotic-animal-behaviors John Forkosh: > @curi Just noticed your incredibly curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
I've also posted one of the relevant sections below in case people don't feel like reading on reddit: You claim that pain is only undesirable because we assign it a negative value judgement. According to you we assign it a negative value judgement Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14475 For reference here's the first response to curi, you can read through our exchange from here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzbzbt/animal_behaviors_that_couldnt_be_robotic/f875qlt/ Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
#14467 >I only think mental suffering matters morally. I think "physical suffering" is a value judgment that you, the speaker, are putting on some information processing. I addressed this argument with curi in the following reddit thread. I've Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
I'm on my phone now so forgive me if I'm brief. A state is a political entity which claims certain kinds of exclusive legitimacy over a defined territory: political legitimacy, legitimate use of violence, regulation of economies and commerce, and ideo Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/21
Facebook censors PragerU post about top Dems voting for a border fence in 2016 Alisa Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/21
Lots of discussion here: https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzbzbt/animal_behaviors_that_couldnt_be_robotic/ But not much in the way of straight answers, and no sources which address my main questions/arguments. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/non-robotic-animal-behaviors?noredirect=1#comment190640_68557 Philip Klöcking: > Ravens have been shown to consider the individual traits of their peers and fake intentions in order to mislea curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/21
> https://nickbostrom.com/papers/vulnerable.pdf ok let's see. 2018. search for "deutsch". no results. why do you think this will be persuasive to anyone here? we're just gonna see that he didn't address Deutsch's arguments and think he's d Anonymous Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/20
> Slower progress isn't safe Slower, or even halted progress may not be *completely* safe, but to claim it is equivalently unsafe to faster progress is incorrect. Nick Bostrom's vulnerable world hypothesis (https://nickbostrom.com/papers/vulnera Anonymous Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/20
Freeze pointed out that I already wrote this: [Brains are Computers](https://curi.us/2022-brains-are-computers) curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/11/20
> AGI algorithms can exhibit the same behaviour as a human. This means they can experience physical and mental suffering in the same way as a human. If not, there would be certain situations in which human responses could not be replicated by the AGI Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Got linked to: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consciousness-animal/ No search results for: compu algo softw hardw general i artificial i jeez. moving on. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
>You don't know what you're talking about. A binary computer can run an interpreter for ternary code or simulate a ternary computer. You're right and I wasn't aware that interpreters exist for binary to ternary. I would assume we could develop sim Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Clever Crows!? curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/non-robotic-animal-behaviors Typical examples of people who don't know wtf they're talking about: Cell: > It seems to me that this question is based on shaky premises. First humans are anim curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzbzbt/animal_behaviors_that_couldnt_be_robotic/f872q7i/ Cows don't think creatively though. Or at least, where is the evidence to merit that belief? And people don't learn by mere exposure. But as I s curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Holy shit a guy, in all seriousness, [linked](https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/non-robotic-animal-behaviors?noredirect=1#comment190623_68557) me *dog telepathy* as *controlled science experiments*. https://www.youtube.com/watch? curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/DebateAVegan/comments/dzbzbt/animal_behaviors_that_couldnt_be_robotic/f870cn8/ You'd have to learn [Critical Rationalist epistemology](http://fallibleideas.com/books#deutsch) for the full reasoning (which, yes, controversia curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Posted to more stack exchanges: https://pets.stackexchange.com/questions/26591/non-robotic-animal-behaviors https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/68557/non-robotic-animal-behaviors On the philosophy one I got a guy harassing me and a curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
People like the academic format and style b/c it dramatically reduces the need or scope for thinking. [example](https://www.gwern.net/Sunk-cost) from someone i like more than most E.g. > Sunk costs seem especially common in groups, as has be Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/20
> Binary hardware can compute binary data or instructions. Any binary computation can be done independent of which binary hardware it runs on. It cannot run ternary code or quantum code. This is a physical limitation of the hardware. You don't know Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14454 Please stop referring to the anonymous guy you're talking with as "Hi Mr Curi" curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_room This is, among other bad things, a denial of the hardware independence of computation. It does this by hypothetically supposing a type of computer which intuitively seems different than silicon CPUs, not curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/11/20
#14450 > I agree that computation is independent of hardware. But you said: > Humans and non-human animals have parts of their brain that are activated in response to noxious stimuli. Talking about specific hardware features seems to be d Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
My reply re _The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds_ curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14448 You aren't taking into account the hardware independence of computation. You also seem to have unconceded what you already conceded? > I concede your point that animal behaviour can be perfectly accounted for with non-AGI algorithms. B Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14446 Logical proof isn't the standard here, and the proper standard is the *best* known idea. If you have no alternatives, then this idea wins by default. You need to learn epistemology. See Popper and Deutsch to begin with. http://fallibleideas. Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14445 >Do you have any alternative view that you think is better? Let's focus on your beliefs and arguments for now. I'm not the one putting forth an argument that isn't logically valid. >It requires judgments like disliking. >Asking fo Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14444 Do you have any alternative view that you think is better? Asking for proof is bad epistemology. And you're mixing up physical pain (information sent from nerves) with mental suffering. Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
One of the issues people don't get is the *hardware independence* of computation. They look at hardware features of brains and laptops, see differences, and conclude stuff is different. But software is separate from hardware, this is well known, they curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/11/20
> I suppose it would be more useful to explicate what is and is not a state, rather than a government. Go ahead. Dagny The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
> If a being's behaviour cannot be differentiated from a non-AGI algorithm it cannot experience suffering. Suffering is related to preferring or wanting X and getting not-X. It requires judgments like disliking. Not mere information or math but so Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
>You don't have a way to delineate capital and consumption goods. I mean, capital does have a definition. If you own something, if you hire people to use it for you to produce things, and it aids in or is necessary for that production, then you are a Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> I concede your point that animal behaviour can be perfectly accounted for with non-AGI algorithms. Will you also concede that human behavior cannot be accounted for in that way? Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> I mean, conceivably? But they're not productive capital. They are not the means of production which socialists are concerned about. At most they're inputs. You don't have a way to delineate capital and consumption goods. Such delineation is unnec Dagny The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
#14433 >A good argument would explain why the animal behavior cannot be accounted for by software algorithms like the non-AGI algorithms we know how to program today and use in video games, self-driving cars, computer vision, etc I concede your Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Got linked to [Science, Sentience, and Animal Welfare](https://animalstudiesrepository.org/ethawel/2/). But it doesn't discuss intelligence, computation, AGI, algorithms, etc. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> Those can all be used in production. I mean, conceivably? But they're not productive capital. They are not the means of production which socialists are concerned about. At most they're inputs. >By democracy do you mean democratic *government*? O Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
I posted: https://www.quora.com/unanswered/Is-there-scientifically-documented-behavior-of-any-nonhuman-animal-which-is-incompatible-with-animals-being-robots-running-non-AGI-software-algorithms-like-those-used-in-video-games-and-self-driving-cars curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14430 Patrick, you aren't a programmer, aren't a scientist of a relevant type, don't know about AGI, don't know about the physics of computation, aren't a logician, aren't a philosopher, have no important expertise to bring to the discussion, and als Howard Roark Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14427 >Pointing out your logic errors isn't a personal attack "You're not good enough at logic to debate productively." I guess we have different definitions of personal attack. I assumed that if I mentioned a community your associate had Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> household goods, clothing, furniture, toothbrushes Those can all be used in production. > Furthermore, socialists do not necessarily aim for specifically *government* control of the means of production. > *socialism is necessarily predicat Dagny The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
> I'm not interested in trying to peruse your entire blog post and imply the proof myself. You literally won't read my arguments about this but you're complaining that I no longer want to write new things for you!? curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14423 Pointing out your logic errors isn't a personal attack. You didn't even have the integrity to admit you were wrong. If you think I'm mistaken to judge you as being not worth talking with, and judging you as someone unfamiliar with logic, comput curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14415 So he thinks not merely roombas but microwaves and parking meters are a little bit conscious. But he has no clear reasoning (i checked both links re "sentience is not a binary property"). And what about how everything does information processin curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14422 >You're failing to differentiate animals from robots that exist right now. I addressed this in an earlier post to which you haven't responded. See below: >Where are the arguments regarding what experiencing suffering is in computat Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14420 >You're not good enough at logic to debate productively. Resorting to personal attacks is not very productive in my experience. >*It is not my post.* Which part are you not understanding? Well it was posted on your behalf and I ass Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> There's no reason that robots couldn't be developed that had the same mechanisms to feel physical pain that animals do. It's just that none have that capability right now. You're failing to differentiate animals from robots that exist right now. Logician Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14419 >It's failing at the basic task of differentiating the stuff it's saying from robots like self-driving cars in any important way. There's no reason that robots couldn't be developed that had the same mechanisms to feel physical pain that Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> "I would also add that I'm quite sure people on the debate a vegan subreddit are familiar with critical rationalism." That doesn't say where you came from. You're not good enough at logic to debate productively. It's also an odd assertion given curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK32655/ Looks like this article on the physical mechanisms of pain fails to distinguish physical pain mechanisms (information signals and processing) from suffering and mental states (which it doesn't know about curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
>When, where? "I would also add that I'm quite sure people on the debate a vegan subreddit are familiar with critical rationalism." >You're accusing me of not doing something in a post that you know I didn't write. Then your post shouldn't ha Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Read about ITT. Looks like junk that doesn't have arguments to refute any of my views and has no clue about CR and doesn't seem to know or say much about computation or physics either. If anyone knows that I'm missing something, please refer me to a s curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> I did mention that I came from the DebateAVegan subreddit. When, where? > you didn't put forward a specific argument and you didn't make the post yourself. You're accusing me of not doing something in a post that you know I didn't write. curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
from https://reducing-suffering.org/do-video-game-characters-matter-morally In the [Summary](https://reducing-suffering.org/do-video-game-characters-matter-morally/#Summary) section he lays out his basic claim: > The difference between non-pl Justin Mallone Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
BobSeger1945 said this to me: https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyccjq/seeking_proanimal_rights_literature/f86cyrk/?context=3 > I strongly doubt it. But the most popular computational theory of consciousness is IIT, and it's leading propon curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
I was referred to and looked through the book, but wasn't given any specific passages or quotes. https://www.amazon.com/Death-Ethic-Life-John-Basl-ebook/dp/B07N94DQ16/ I didn't find in it the sorts of arguments I'm looking for. It doesn't analyz curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_consciousness#Grey_Parrots > In 2011, research led by Dalila Bovet of Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, demonstrated grey parrots were able to coordinate and collaborate with each other to an extent. T curi Animal Rights Issues Regarding Software and AGI 2019/11/20
> Since you put no effort into your post and didn't cohesively make any specific argument I'm not surprised people aren't wiling to put effort into their responses. How is creating a diagram of arguments, and doing quite a bit of research (see the curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
> An animal has the capability to feel these painful physical responses and thus can experience physical suffering. No robots that I am aware of replicate this experience. Where are the arguments regarding what experiencing suffering is in computat curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Question on philosophy stack exchange oh my god it's turpentine Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
You've made a classic mistake in your understanding of the means of production (and distribution), and private and personal property. Personal property are things like household goods, clothing, furniture, toothbrushes, etc. Things that a particular Anonymous The Impossibility of Socialism 2019/11/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyccjq/seeking_proanimal_rights_literature/f8615bj/?context=3 > I think all humans (with exceptions like braindead people on life support) have *general intelligence* (the thing that Artificial General Intell curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
I found some relevant literature https://reducing-suffering.org/do-video-game-characters-matter-morally/ Justin Mallone Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyccjq/seeking_proanimal_rights_literature/f85xghx/?context=3 > Information is physical, see modern physics, e.g. https://arxiv.org/pdf/quant-ph/0104033.pdf > I'm asking for a sophisticated comparison invo curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyccjq/seeking_proanimal_rights_literature/f85vpbq/?context=3 > That argument is bad. Humans clearly (maybe you disagree!?) have some sort of mental capabilities which have positive survival which are not sha curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
[The Failure of the 'New Economics'](https://mises.org/library/failure-new-economics-0) Great Hazlitt book. I would be interested if anyone knows of any rebuttals to it (books, papers, even blog posts). I'd like to make a discussion tree about this curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/11/20
#14397 A central nervous system could be put in a robot. That is a matter of the specific physical mechanism that sends sensor data from the sensors to the CPU/brain. The information sent can be the same for a wide variety of mechanisms. Wires with no curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
"Do you agree a Roomba, self-driving car or AlphaGo doesn't suffer?" I agree that a Roomba or self driving car doesn't suffer. "If so, you should figure out what you think is relevantly different about them and a cow." A cow has a central ner Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
More Places To Ask curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
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CritRat asked my question curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
#14391 > Are values or preferences required to experience suffering? I think so. If you don't think so, tell me what you think the requirement is for suffering. Do you agree a Roomba, self-driving car or AlphaGo doesn't suffer? If so, you sh curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Hi Mr Curi Patrick B Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
At https://www.reddit.com/r/vegan/comments/dyccjq/seeking_proanimal_rights_literature/ I was directed to the following claim (quote 5 from the menu): http://www.scdesign.ie/ar_results1.php Tom Regan in his book *The Case for Animal Rights*: curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
Stream of going to the Ask Yourself discord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dYjSEPQf20&list=PLKx6lO5RmaeuXinlXLiZtm16HNE20KPdL curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/20
A video on Soph (aka LtCorbis) being banned from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVoI5Vj11JQ Guy seems center-left or moderate or something (hard to tell), not a Soph fan, but a free speech fan who has criticism of our tech dystopia. Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/19
https://graphics.chicagotribune.com/illinois-seclusion/ School children being locked in rooms, like solitary confinement at jails, often illegally. There are 20,000 records of "seclusion" in Illinois in one school year. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/19
Propositional Logic Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/11/19
WSJ: How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/19
Lindzen talks about temperature measurements, climate models & government in science: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-fXj-ANWRk& N Global Warming Debate 2019/11/19
Climategate curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/18
I liked Lindzen's 5 minute video for Prager U. It has summary info related to the global warming debate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCM2RyTZttc I liked this 50min interview with Lindzen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srVeSmXFX-w Thi curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/18
curiToday at 5:04 PM I’m a non-vegan philosopher (and programmer) attempting to research and diagram arguments relating to animal rights. I'm looking for help finding literature with certain types of pro animal rights arguments. What I've done so f Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
I looked at the *Fellow Creatures* book a bit because someone on Ask Yourself discord replied suggesting it. It didn't seem to have anything addressing my arguments. The person somehow hadn't noticed my diagram or that I brought up computers. Also curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
Ask Yourself discord link: https://discord.gg/dUPFfby curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
Ask Yourself Discord curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
Forum Posts curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
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Paper: [Why animals are not robots](https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11097-013-9342-y) This paper actually proposes three categories. It differentiates humans, animals and robots. It doesn't equate humans with animals. What does it cla curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
How Important Is Golden Rice? Anonymous Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/18
Singer on Descartes curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
I checked Singer's *Animal Liberation* book. It has no discussion of computation. It mentions robots twice: > We also know that the nervous systems of other animals were not artificially constructed—as a robot might be artificially constructed— curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
Commentary on this blog post (no substantial criticisms at the time of posting, and a number of people who didn't read what I wrote, let alone read Forrester or Taleb): https://www.reddit.com/r/slatestarcodex/comments/dxybak/taleb_is_wrong_killing_ curi Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/18
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ethics/animals/rights/rights_1.shtml This page gives some counter arguments against animal rights, then doesn't even try to argue why they're wrong. And it mentions something I saw elsewhere too: > The French philosopher Ren curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
Doing some more searches today about this stuff. The most relevant material I found is this crap: http://natureinstitute.org/pub/ic/ic1/robots.htm > What artificial intelligence researchers like about insects is their supposedly simple, rule-bas curi Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/18
https://rabett.blogspot.com/2010/10/andy-dessler-smokes-richard-lindzen.html Title: > Andy Dessler Smokes Richard Lindzen No argument or explanation is given for this claim. But there are two block quotes, both from Dessler. The first is: curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/18
Bias in Academia curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/18
#14364 Thx. I'll check it and might possibly have follow up questions. N Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/18
#14363 This is a topic change away from Taleb's arguments. I don't agree with you about overpopulation. I don't agree with your disrespect for the value of e.g. Indians. I do value and emphasize helping/supporting the best and most productive curi Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/18
#14362 Both. You can find discussion of this by searching the usual places: the forum archives and this website. curi Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/18
Great risks in speculative help Damian Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/18
> Standard ideas about what foods are healthy to eat are full of fads and myths. What do you mean by this? Something like *the general public has bad ideas about what is healthy food*? Or do you mean something more in line with *what nutritionists N Potential Debate Topics 2019/11/18
#14360 I'll say this once just to clear up any doubt or ambiguity. You're unwelcome here. You're posting in bad faith with the goal of harassing me. You flame but won't debate. You've never told me why you hate me, what your grudge is over, or what I curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/17
#14359 How many times do we have to teach you this lesson old man? https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGpYNfx7lDr5_2yPdtOEwenU1t52MWhNq https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYMcHtHtyU Anonymous Global Warming Debate 2019/11/17
Susan Crockford | The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VwzUBc1rsc I recommend the video. Here's the description with italics added: > Dr Susan Crockford's presentation to the GWPF Monday 21st October curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/17
#14357 From the same link: https://reason.com/2019/07/30/prageru-does-not-understand-censorship/ > But Twitter's advertising policies have nothing to do with the First Amendment, which protects PragerU from government action—not from the decis curi Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/17
link for previous comment: https://reason.com/2019/07/30/prageru-does-not-understand-censorship/ Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/17
Reason.com thinks that only total censorship counts as censorship: > PragerU, the prolifically popular creator of conservative video content run by radio host Dennis Prager, claims that it is being censored by big tech. The organization took to Twi Anonymous Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/17
Deplatforming Links Justin Mallone on FI, 2019-03-23 Deplatforming and Fraud 2019/11/17
Mises Institute promotion psychiatry, one of the major enemies of liberty: https://twitter.com/mises/status/1196216448726773760 I checked the blog of the show guest and he's anti-Szasz. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/17
https://slatestarcodex.com/2015/01/01/untitled/ Really long article with some criticism of feminism. Some interesting parts. I didn't finish it. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/17
Taleb sucks Anonymous Taleb Is Wrong: Killing Millions Actually Is Risky 2019/11/17
>> Interpretation isn't arbitrary. The question isn't how did Joe interpret it. The question is how *should* it be interpreted? What does it actually mean? What interpretation is reasonable or rational? > What is the basis of what should be interpr curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/16
#14348 https://imgur.com/a/eOgLNVM Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/16
#14348 Lad, look at the last 2 boxes. Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/16
#14340 can you quote what makes you think that Elliot believes a vegetable is smarter than a dolphin? Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/15
#14342 > It was not obvious to me that if you flip until 1 heads, the average number of tails is 1. My explanation of this is below. It is similar to [Ryan's answer](https://math.stackexchange.com/a/2071135) on the [stackexchange page you link Josh Jordan Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/14
#14344 Blizzard has nothing to gain from giving them a platform they can't change the Chinese government. Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/14
#14344 Blizzard would be sacrificing not only profit but they would not be able to sell video games to the Chinese it is in their self-interest to comply with the Chinese government. They are not responsible for the nature of the Chinese government. Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/14
> If that anon recognizes the character from the fiction novel, then he is aware of what book it is from, and possibly who wrote it. Anon's answer did not indicate anon knowing much about the relationship between FH and Objectivism. One can know *a N Fuck China 2019/11/14
#14334 Blizzard is not compromising on their principles by dealing with China the US already violates their rights. Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/14
Re: Math Problem Anne B Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/14
#14337 Do you care what's true about this? Do you want to debate? https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy curi Global Warming Debate 2019/11/14
You actually believe that a vegetable is somehow smarter than a Dolphin? Anonymous Discussion Tree: State of Animal Rights Debate 2019/11/14
#14338 Your response is irrational. If that anon recognizes the character from the fiction novel, then he is aware of what book it is from, and possibly who wrote it. Why would you think you are convincing anyone with your response? You don't addr The best Anon Fuck China 2019/11/14
#14336 > Quoting a work of fiction unironically as a response. I assume you are not familiar with Objectivism? Most people on this site are familiar with Objectivism and [curi is an Objectivist](https://curi.us/podcast/im-an-objectivist). *Th N Fuck China 2019/11/14
I have my own independent thoughts on climate change that have nothing to do with this debate. But judging this debate alone: With the exception of Krauss the guys on the right definitely were more convincing. For everything Lindzen said, the sc Anonymous Global Warming Debate 2019/11/14
#14334 Quoting a work of fiction unironically as a response. A parody website could not do better than this. :') Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/14
The Illiteracy in this Blog is amazing Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/14
#14322 It's not *only* about the bottom line, at any cost. > “I’m sorry, Mr. Roark, but the board will not re-open the question for further debate. It was final. I can only ask you to state whether you agree to accept the commission on our te N Fuck China 2019/11/14
> - a climate change of the projected magnitude over this time frame represents **potential danger to human welfare and the environment**. This is vague. What kind of *"potential danger to human welfare and the environment"* and how? And what is t N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/14
#14324 Looks like you lost this debate before it even started. Sophistry is no match for facts and evidence! I, a person of objectivity, declare myself the winner of this debate. Science wins again. Until you have counter-evidence, you have nothin John Galt Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
#14330 I agree with him. Evidence or Bust, anything else is sophistry. Sophistry Pwner Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
> Show me the published peer reviewed counter evidence or bust. We seem to disagree about the proper *rules of debate*, the proper standards or criteria for how to debate and which ideas win debates So you have a discussion methodology according to Howard Roark Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
Facts > Feelings Sophistry Pwner Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
Also that red herring doesn't refute either one of my 2 posts. Show me the published peer reviewed counter evidence or bust. Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
> Science doesn't operate by consensus. Except it does. If you have counter evidence, you should publish your paper to peer review and change the consensus. Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
> If this is not scientific consensus, what in the world would a consensus look like? Science doesn't operate by consensus. But what scientific consensus actually looks like is e.g. the round Earth theory or the theory that the Earth is a planet th Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
There IS consensus Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
#14323 You're throwing a ton of sources out at once. Do you want an organized, truth-seeking discussion? Do you plan to continue over time? What are your goals? Want to debate? https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
Models ARE reliable Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
Blizzard is not responsible for the nature of the Chinese government. For them to sell video games which is their moral purpose they must cooperate with the Chinese government to access their market. They exist to sell a product and protect their bott Anonymous Fuck China 2019/11/13
Lindzen talks with a host and another scientist about global warming. Another good vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJwayalLpYY curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
You libertarians and your utopian dreams. And you call me unserious. Get a PhD in economics and then we'll debate. YouTube Loves Capitalism Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14318 Free market capitalism is a system in which initiation of force is prohibited. YouTube initiates force (e.g. via fradulent public statements about their products). They violate capitalism. They get away with it due to *lack of* capitalism in ou curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14316 Let's be real. The algorithm is not a result of government intervention. It is simple dollar signs. It is not meant to pander to the woke crowd, or to the government. Don't be naive. It is meant to do one thing, and one thing only. M JaRule Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
The climate models are unreliable by their own admissions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRwYZV-hYnA Read the slide at 5:56 about uncertain feedback mechanisms being part of the models: [image] curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
#14315 What capitalism? YouTube false advertises about their policies. In a free market country they'd be sued heavily over stuff like this. It's government protection and favors that let them get away with their initiations of force. curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14314 sucks. But that's the power of unfettered Capitalism. Your livelihood can be taken away in the name of profits. There is no getting around it. JLA Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/dvueei/terminationmy_beloved_channel_is_gone_after_12 Example of how YouTube fucks with and bans users with no warning or explanation Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
Different precautionary principle than the one argued against in BOI. Which you would know if you had read the paper, you illiterate buffoon. Bet you lied about reading BOI too. actually literate Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14311 BoI covers the precautionary principle. Taleb ignores BoI and advocates the precautionary principle. What do you not get.?Are you just unfamiliar with the stuff you're flaming about? Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14310 If you did not read it how do you know BOI refutes it? You're doing exactly what he's doing lol. Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14309 Never said I read it. I read some of the beginning before commenting. The paper is refuted by the book *The Beginning of Infinity* which Taleb is aware of but doesn't address. His paper simply ignores existing literature about the issues. You c Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14308 I call bull shit that you actually read the paper that fast. What's your refutation? Anon22 Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
#14305 Please say what links are. In this case, it's Taleb being a unintellectual jerk to someone on Twitter. The underlying issue is that Taleb is a rotten bastard who opposes GMOs like golden rice. The paper linked in #14306 is epistemologically nai Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
[Richard Lindzen - Global Warming For The Two Cultures](https://youtu.be/X2q9BT2LIUA?t=277) Great lecture. curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/13
#14305 The paper he means https://www.fooledbyrandomness.com/pp2.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1194740450101465088?s=20 Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
*This Perfect Day* is good. Dystopian novel kinda like Anthem, 1984, Brave New World. curi What To Read 2019/11/13
1st newsletter: Sept 18, 2016. 100th newsletter: Nov 13, 2019. That's 1151 days. One newsletter per 11.5 days. I think the minimum time between newsletters has been 7 days. The max is probably around 21, maybe a few more. I've been consistent curi Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/13
A hero's journey Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/12
Interpretation isn't arbitrary. The question isn't how did Joe interpret it. The question is how *should* it be interpreted? What does it actually mean? What interpretation is reasonable or rational? E.g. suppose Joe interpreted the song as saying curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/12
#14299 I tried speaking to that guy. He doesn't want to discuss. https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1193355932937244673 Is there a reason you think that post is important or some specific ideas in it that you want comments on? curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/11/12
Requesting criticism of this: https://medium.com/@clovisroussy/why-bayesianism-fails-8544eefa2bef (not mine) Anonymous Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/11/12
> This is similar to our discussion about interests. I think there is an objective truth of the matter which can be analyzed in unbiased discussion. I think perspectives and interpretations can be compared and criticized, and a conclusion reached rati Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/12
#14295 This is similar to our discussion about interests. I think there is an objective truth of the matter which can be analyzed in unbiased discussion. I think perspectives and interpretations can be compared and criticized, and a conclusion reached curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/12
> I think if you had the context of the movie too you might see it closer to my POV, maybe not. Re context: I think that both the movie & the lyrics are as curi describe the lyrics. It is conformity in both. Have you read *The Fountainhead*? I'm N Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
I feel like you're asking me to falsify something that is not falsifiable. In this case your interpretation to the lyrics of a song, stripped of its context. Songs mean different things to different people. I think if you had the context of the Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14293 Do you have any argument that my view of the lyrics is false? I gave some explanation of why it's correct. You haven't argued with my text about the lyrics nor changed your mind. I think the next step is for that to happen. curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14289 Great! But now what? I don't think this changes anything at all about my argument. Where do we go from here? Also btw, my interpretation of the lyrics is closer to what actually happened in the movie than your interpretation. Idk if that he Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14291 The position being, climate change models are not unreliable. And Yes. Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/11
The video links to this article which is supposed to have the same content as the video: https://askepticalhuman.com/science/2019/3/16/debunking-climate-change-model-predictions-are-unreliable So if this article is refuted would the OP concede t oh my god it's turpentine Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/11
#14286 So not only is that a no, but instead of picking any single source you want a reply to, you're actually flooding us with a bunch of sources and if we refute any particular source we can't really expect that to change your mind. A standard thing Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/11
#14280 OK great, the song comments give me the info I was looking for. We have a big disagreement / different perspective about the song. Also I think we should focus on one thing at a time more. I think you interpret the song as they want to ac curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14285 >Why would being friendly give out red flags, I said that being skilled at small talk should raise red flags. (I state some reasons that small talk is bad below.) Why did you imply that I said something much broader than what I had said? Kate Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
Social Rules that Demand Less Clarity Andy Dufresne Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14276 Even better. That video has multiple sources and quotes shown in writing within that video. Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/11
Bit confusing. Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
> Starting a sentence with someone’s name adds a touch of condescension. ...in a context such as this one where you are already directly talking to the person. Writing from a third-person perspective, which could involve you stating your vie Kate Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14280 > I think people underestimate things like "small talk" as socially useless, but I disagree. *Do* people think that small talk is socially useless? I wouldn’t have thought that. It’s in the social realm that small talk serves a purpos Kate Social Metaphysics 2019/11/11
#14281 Blockquotes here apply until the next linebreak. That editor's preview applies blockquotes until the next blank line (two linebreaks in a row). Anonymous Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
Formatting got messed up Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
[#14274](http://curi.us/2236-social-metaphysics#14274) > You're mixing social-only and functional issues. This makes discussion positions less clear. Mumbling means it's hard to hear the words being said. Staring at the floor can mean not pointing yo Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
GraphViz doesn't support automatic wordwrap. I forgot about that but it basically makes it unusable for me for large trees where I write a whole paragraph in some nodes. I tried xmind (like omni you can import from a markdown list and lose formatti curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/10
After testing, I cannot recommend OmniGraffle unless you just want to do trees in that app and export as images or PDFs. If you want to e.g. write an outline in a markdown file then get it imported, or export a tree back to markdown, then stay away curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/10
I've made a tree of part of the discussion. Any objections or additions, Augustine? [image] curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
#14272 Got something in writing? Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/10
Reaching a larger audience using charisma has downsides. Reaching lower quality people makes it harder to interact productively with your audience. It makes it Q&As harder, forums harder, debating anyone interested harder, etc. It also reduces the qua Howard Roark Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
> mumble through a speech while staring at the floor You're mixing social-only and functional issues. This makes discussion positions less clear. Mumbling means it's hard to hear the words being said. Staring at the floor can mean not pointing your Anonymous Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
> Many people might not give someone the time of day if he presents his idea without any confidence. Some people might think, "if he doesn't beleive in his own idea, why would I give him the time of day." Does this imply first looking at social ski N Social Metaphysics 2019/11/10
Debunking: "Climate Change Model Predictions Are Unreliable!" Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/10
>A said: >> What I am arguing for is that I think it is important to learn that charisma, at least well enough to give your ideas a good chance of being heard. >If P is true. What extra people would it help persuade of it being true if it was Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
A said: > What I am arguing for is that I think it is important to learn that charisma, at least well enough to give your ideas a good chance of being heard. If P is true. What extra people would it help persuade of it being true if it was presen N Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
Summary curi curi's Progress 2019/11/09
> What social rule demands points to be made less clear? They mostly don't have names. An example is you're often supposed to say "I think" or some other hedge. I don't want to discuss an example of that first because it's too subtle and complicate curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
> Social rules, for both writing and speaking, demand making certain points less clear. What social rule demands points to be made less clear? > And you shouldn't be focusing on what is theoretically possible, you should focus on what's realis Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
> Before I attempt it, could you tell me why you brought it up? I said why I brought it up: > One of the ways to start learning this [...] is to consider something less subtle than JBP. --- > I think this can be said of writing too. I th curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
Side note but related: I agree that there are people who are not interested in presenting true arguments but only interested in manipulation. That is not something I am arguing against. I am arguing that knowing that many if not *most* people judg Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
BTW I think this topic is really important, it's one of the larger things affecting what the world is like. And almost no one will even try to talk about it. And when they do, mostly they lie – most people think something similar to Augustine but wo curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
> Do you agree that certain skills such as learning to ride a bike or learning to drive, *could* be improved indefinitely but *most* people are able to learn to drive just well enough to get them to a destination? Yes. Getting to a destination is n curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
Bible Yes or No Andy Dufresne Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2019/11/09
Ooops forgot to delete the bottom 1st draft. Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
#14247 If you're Justin, just like your big tits example, this is also irrelevant, > It's kinda like: can you talk about FI on YouTube while spinning plates? Is also not relevant to presenting skills. I never said start a performance of an unrel Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
> The way he strikes you is based on his *social skill*, **not** his honesty or rationality. Not at all. But debating the merits of Jordan Peterson might be best left for another time. > There are many large clashes between the pursuit of truth Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/09
#14257 Thanks, Howard. I think rule-consequentialism does have principles (rules) that are evaluated based on their consequences. Rule-consequentialism claims that an act is permissible if and only if it is allowed by a code that could reasonab The Rat Morality 2019/11/09
That sort of moral philosophy is stupid. How can you judge principles without considering their consequences? How can you judge consequences without any principles to evaluate or interpret them? It's like, in science, splitting up data/evidence (co Howard Roark Morality 2019/11/09
What are the main similarities and differences between rule-consequentialism and deontology? Which of those 2 do you find to be a stronger argument and how is it different compared to morality based on CR? The Rat Morality 2019/11/09
Typo detected N Discussions Should Use Sources 2019/11/09
#14253 Thanks. I made the changes except the comma after "general". Also for "for other parts" i put a comma before it in addition to after. curi Discussions Should Use Sources 2019/11/08
> Anyway the point of debate/discussion isn’t really to add new ideas to the field. Add a comma after Anyway > And similarly he can help point me at socialist literature that addresses some specific questions I have, because he knows where to Likes proper commas Discussions Should Use Sources 2019/11/08
Telling the Story of Jordan Peterson Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/08
#14250 I think it's 2 because if you flip until 1 heads, the average number of tails is 1. And I think flipping until 2 heads is like doing the 1 heads thing twice in a row, so sum the number of tails from each. Doing it twice will change the distribu Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/08
Math Problem Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/08
Freewrote 1100. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/08
#14246 > (which seems a bit harsh toward Peterson as he doesn't strike me like he's deceitful but mistaken) The way he strikes you is based on his *social skill*, **not** his honesty or rationality. > It seems that you're claiming that it i curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
> It seems that you're claiming that it is impossible to make a statement true *and* present it well. You can present some true idea *well* in terms of stuff that's helpful for truth-seeking. The criteria for that are stuff like stating your ideas Medium J Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
It seems that you're claiming that it is impossible to make a statement true *and* present it well. Either tell the truth or be a snake oil salesman. (which seems a bit harsh toward Peterson as he doesn't strike me like he's deceitful but mistaken) Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
> If what you're saying about Jordan Peterson is true, then it makes my case even stronger. If he is as bad and incompetent as you claim he is, and has reached millions of people. It goes to show how important presentation skills are. It depends on curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
Error correction: "and If more peopled adopted view P..." Should be: "and if more people adopted view P, the world would be a better place, then it makes sense to give P a better chance of being adopted by learning presenting skills." Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
If what you're saying about Jordan Peterson is true, then it makes my case even stronger. If he is as bad and incompetent as you claim he is, and has reached millions of people. It goes to show how important presentation skills are. I go back to m Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
Jordan Peterson is an incompetent liar and fraud re scientific issues because he's focused on social instead of truth. His 12 Rules books is full of cites, not because they are intellectually useful or true, but to fool and impress fools. It's hard en curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
#14238 You or anyone else can reach out to Destiny. You can post to his reddit and say who I am and why he should debate me. Good luck. I'll talk with him if he wants to. > he seems like he's really interested in truth-seeking and debate I don't curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/08
#14238 I agree that I find the story about the vod being deleted rather unplausible. The debates he has are streamed live on I think both twitch and Youtube. With such a large audience I think he would not risk deleting a vod where he performed poorly The Lil lion Augustine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/08
> And it incorrectly treats fitting in or presenting yourself well or that kinda thing as a fixed bar: do X amount of it and you're done, good enough. It's a competition and you're never done, can never rest, because there are always people competing Augustine Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
#14235 Why be done trying to reach out to destiny himself? He and many of his audience members have relatively similar ethical and economic beliefs to you, and he seems like he's really interested in truth-seeking and debate. His platform is really bi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/08
@StEmperorAugustine those comments are mixing together multiple issues, e.g. how to get many people in our culture today to treat you certain ways and how to seek the truth. And it incorrectly treats fitting in or presenting yourself well or that k curi Social Metaphysics 2019/11/08
What is Marx’s view of alienation? Do you agree with some, or none of it? Learning Marx Introductory Questions 2019/11/08
#14234 Both. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/08
#14231 > So I'm done. Done with talking to people on his discord or done with trying to reach out to destiny himself? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/08
My debate with potholer54 on YT N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/08
There is evidence that the neural cytoskeleton plays a computational role in our brain. For example, that it is involved in the formation of memories. And the cytoskeleton does look like an amazing and super-fast molecular computer - check out videos Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/11/08
#14221 I talked on Destiny's discord again (and streamed it again) and no one wanted to talk much. So I'm done. Here's an example of a message I wrote which got zero replies: >@Kyouu#3374 >> You haven't argued from any coherent standpoint, al curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/07
Wrote 1000 more words on stream re *Judge Ideas Not Social Behaviors*. Streamed 3 hours. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/07
FoR: > But experimental testing is by no means the only process involved in the growth of scientific knowledge. The overwhelming majority of theories are rejected because they contain bad explanations, not because they fail experimental tests. We r Anonymous The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/11/07
#14227 Yeah. Parallel computing! Lots and lots of that. And I think a lot of quick approximations that were created in the past (like how you can run a chess engine with 1 ply search depth and it's still pretty good b/c it has a cheap eval function of Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/11/07
> The ideas we think about consciously are built on thousands(?) of layers – they're built up from simpler things. Sounds right. But how do slow neurons handle this? I read that cortical neurons fire about 6 or 7 times a second on average. So, on Anonymous Rand on Nurture 2019/11/07
#14225 It looks like drilling and re-sealing are the main steps that are harder (but I don't know *how much harder*) when a satellite hasn't been designed for re-fueling. According to Brent Robertson, NASA’s project manager for the mission (from Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/07
#14224 How much harder is it to do that compared with refueling a satellite that has a built in refueling mechanism? Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/07
NASA to send robot into space to re-fuel satellite Alisa Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/07
Wrote 2000: https://curi.us/2235-discussions-should-use-sources Streamed over 4 hours last night. Going to stream more today and talk on Destiny's discord again because it has some people willing to discuss. However during the stream I heard lots o curi curi's Progress 2019/11/07
> Malthusian prophets of doom seem to be winning that fight sadly. They even made this the theme in the Thanos arc in Avengers. Likely wanted to portrait him a sympathetic villain too. At least that is the impression I have gotten from speaking to N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/07
#14214 OK so I started streaming while chatting with Destiny's discord and looking at his reddit. First an Objectivist ("Existence Exists") comes in my YouTube chat and says he got banned from Destiny's discord for making fun of Europe's lenient immig curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
https://liquipedia.net/starcraft2/Life > "Three days after his GSL semifinals, Life competed in the Iron Squid – Chapter II Korean qualifier, where he made his way to the finals at the expense of Sting, Polt and HyuN, but had to all-ined his game Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/06
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/dsp9n7/china_to_implement_new_regulation_regarding/ > China to implement new regulation regarding gaming, will "ban users younger than 18 from playing games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. They are Anonymous Open Discussion 2 (2019) 2019/11/06
Wrote 1050 re rational discussion. Made 3 YT vids last night. Looked into Destiny (streamer) a bit today. He looks kinda OK maybe. A commenter advised he's open to debate on topics like capitalism (i'm told he's center left but not hard left). H curi curi's Progress 2019/11/06
#14216 No Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
is TulipQulqu Destiny? Augustine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
Blatant thinking in terms of intellectual authorities (also low standards), from Destiny's discord: [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
#14192 I'd guess the best way to get his attention would be to make a post on his subreddit describing who you are and what you wanted to talk about. If the post gets upvoted he'll probably see it himself, and even if he doesn't some people might Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
I'll check out what he has to say. I also think nuclear is our current best solution. I believe it has the lowest number of deaths per kwh of all time, iirc. And like anyone who follows DD probably agrees, even if climate change really is a pro Andy Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14211 I don't think Epstein has a key methodological insight that isn't available elsewhere. But he's an Objectivist philosopher and many others in the field don't know philosophy, so he has a big advantage because he knows some stuff about rational curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
I don't know enough about this subject. I was just curious to know what methodology Epstein employs that you find more convincing than the mainstream climate consensus. I suspect if I were to link papers that claim there is such a thing as man-mad Andy Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
I have an understanding of the state of the debate, and discussion tree, re environmentalism. It's not my focus but I discuss or debate it sometimes and explain some of my views in e.g. https://curi.us/podcast/environmentalism If there's a specifi curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
Well the person in the conversation (StAugustine) is asking the question. I am pointing out that curi did not answer that question. Which seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to point out. Do you agree? I don't understand how it is irrelevan Andy Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14206 Watched 30s. I think I got the basic idea. An article would be better but the doc on screen helped. The trait that morally differentiates humans from animals is being universal knowledge creators. FYI universality is in David Deutsch's bo curi Morality 2019/11/06
Of course it doesn't answer that question. It doesn't claim to. What is confusing about the message? You're accusing it of doing what it says it's doing, but not doing what it doesn't say it's doing. You seem to be trying to argue a basic point tha Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
What is the trait? Considering Veganism Morality 2019/11/06
knows Epstein is not* Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
My point is that curi did not answer how *he* knows Epstein is propaganda. He said how one ought to go find out what is right via making a discussion tree. When he says, > how to tell what's right, in short you make a discussion tree and look at wh Andy Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14202 What's your point? Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
> StEmperorAugustine: but anyway, how do you know that Alex Epstein is not the propaganda? > curi: re how to tell what's right, in short you make a discussion tree and look at what arguments and questions have not been answered. https://curi.us/2 Andy Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14200 It comes up because people say e.g.: Earn your way in and then things will be great. Get a PhD, get hired by Harvard, write a book that sells a ton of copies, do whatever it takes to get access, and then you'll get rational conversations, you'l curi Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
I don't know. Maybe they have great rational discussions among themselves and never make it public. Or there are people who do have great rational discussions but I have not come across them. TheRat Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
#14198 Are they actually better? Do they (or some particular groups or types of them) have lots of great, rational discussions amongst themselves? curi Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
I think that claim is true -that they have little public access. AFAIK very few public intellectuals are willing to have debates in the manner you make yourself available. And the non-public intellectuals, academic types, only discuss among themse TheRat Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
#14196 That (using links to good work) would involve the people you're talking to responding in a rational way. The claim I'm interested in is: only a few people are rational and there's little public access to discuss with them (because they're bu curi Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
I suppose it is plausible that my sample is biased. I asked people in various subreddit though mainly from /r/intellectualdarkweb and some YouTube channels. Maybe these venues attract especially anti-rational types. My counter to that would be TheRat Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
#14194 What do you think of this? > A main counter argument ppl make, re state of the world, is that that's just the stupid masses on reddit but 0.1% of ppl are serious intellectuals who are far more rational, debate properly, etc. Do you find t curi Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
I do not expect that person to actually come to make his argument here. I've had like 9 people claim that they will and do not think they actually have. I wrote on discord: > I thought maybe what I could do is reach out and encourage people to TheRat Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
#14187 Good question. I should have said more about that in my original comment. It's a MathWorld problem. Aside from the MathWorld page authors, I'm not sure who else missed the error; Blichfeldt's Theorem doesn't seem to be very well-known. ([ Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
#14152 Destiny looks reasonably interesting. How would I get his attention? He has 462k twitch followers, a spammy twitch chat, doesn't write much, and has a memey subreddit. He does tons of social when he talks. It's not very clear where to get some curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
#14173 Most possible ideas are mistakes. We learn by an evolutionary process which creates variants of existing ideas (most changes are mistakes, on average, statistically) and does error correction. There is no way to create just the non-mistaken curi Fallibilism 2019/11/06
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/drn4rx/by_any_means_necessary_a_violent_marxist_cult/f6pnyyo/ [image] Anonymous Claiming You Objectively Won A Debate 2019/11/06
#14188 I have material about whether animals can suffer (no). Check e.g. the FI archives and my YT videos on 12 rules for life. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
Veganism Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
#14172 Is this a MathWorld problem or a Blichfeldt's Theorem problem? I'm unclear on the extent of the problem, like how many people missed this. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
#14182 Yes I would. curi Tracking Discussions 2019/11/06
#14184 https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy curi Morality 2019/11/06
Explanation of Moral Subjectivism Anonymous Morality 2019/11/06
John Adams on speaking your mind (1765) Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/06
curi, would you ever debate someone on video or do you only do it on your email group or this website. example: https://youtu.be/zf1ugCMK_v8 Anonymous Tracking Discussions 2019/11/06
#14180 > Private email is not a forum either. Here he says that he can debate on any public forum (timestamped): https://youtu.be/GIDN1dQ92_w?t=473 N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
Private email is not a forum either. idk why anyone suggested this guy as someone to talk with. curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14178 > I am not going to debate anyone in YT comments. *That's seriously he's preferred forum?* That's sad and unserious. I don't know. After all he did propose doing it by e-mail to Crowder. So I guess we'll see if he is willing to leave YT wh Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14175 I am not going to debate anyone in YT comments. That's seriously he's preferred forum? That's sad and unserious. > The easiest way to debunk someone is to ask for a source, and check it. So I would ask Epstein how he knows that "'97% Of Clim curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
My debate with potholer54 on YT N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
My debate with potholer54 on YT N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14168 > Sounds like he wants to talk with/about people with reputations in order to social climb. He seems to focus on lightweights with audiences. If you think he'll talk with unknowns, debate him yourself to prove it and then maybe I'll go next. N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/06
#14172 I thought of a simpler argument. Consider a tiny disc having an area of, say, 0.0001. This tiny disc can include at most one lattice point, no matter how it is translated. But according to MathWorld's statement of Blichfeldt's Theorem, the d Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/05
Why are mistakes common? Will they always be common? Anonymous Fallibilism 2019/11/05
Error in MathWorld's statement of Blichfeldt's Theorem Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/05
Slept poorly. Wrote 1200 listing common discussion problems. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/05
https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/new-feature-high-precision-mouse-input-gameplay-option/422094 Good explanation of a technical feature. Good use of very short video clips for showing how it works. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/05
https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/anatomy-lynching-david-horowitz/ > According to the *Washington Post*, for example, police shootings make up 12% of all white and Hispanic homicide deaths, which is three times the proportion of black deaths Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/05
#14160 Sounds like he wants to talk with/about people with reputations in order to social climb. He seems to focus on lightweights with audiences. If you think he'll talk with unknowns, debate him yourself to prove it and then maybe I'll go next. H curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/05
Catalina Update Sucks Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2019/11/05
Feynman story - The power of good methods N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/05
Sry for broken quote below > Posted by me on YT: It looked correct in Stackedit but broke here. All below "Posted by me on YT:" should be marked as a quote. N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/05
#14154 > Also re seeking out criticism and different ideas, has he done rebuttals to Alex Epstein ... I asked potholer54 in the comments on YT if he had any rebuttals of AE. He answered within a couple of hours. He only has a very brief comment N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/05
#14153 In anon's (#14159) link with Crowder (new timestamp: https://youtu.be/GIDN1dQ92_w?t=431 ) it looks like potholer54 is in favor of written debate as he asks for it (e-mail) when Crowder invites him to a live video debate. See Crowders text in N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
#14153 > Don't know him. Does he have writing? Does he have somewhere people submit questions or criticism? Does he debate? As far as I can see he seems to do most of the debating in either video form on YT or in the comments on YT. But he has do N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
#14158 >i remember steven crowder said on his podcast that he reached out to potholer to debate him after potholer made a video response to steven crowders video: DEBUNKED: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths. but potholer denied and the reason was something Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
#14153 i remember steven crowder said on his podcast that he reached out to potholer to debate him after potholer made a video response to steven crowders video: DEBUNKED: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths. but potholer denied and the reason was something Anonymous Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
why ashamed? Anne B Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/11/04
500 more re conventional life outcomes. 950 re impasse chains being original and the state of the world where something like that wasn't invented yet (IMO it's low hanging fruit, shouldn't be that hard to invent) and what people do in discussions, curi curi's Progress 2019/11/04
Wrote 2000 on rational discussion. Posted some of it: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/h6l5mT53VU4/MxQjDOsAAgAJ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/XZiZ6NPwa4A/-ITjR_H_AQAJ Most of what I wrote in those po curi curi's Progress 2019/11/04
#14151 Also re seeking out criticism and different ideas, has he done rebuttals to Alex Epstein or to any other public figures (especially the more serious, intellectual ones, not e.g. republican politicians) on the other side of the debate from him? curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
#14151 Don't know him. Does he have writing? Does he have somewhere people submit questions or criticism? Does he debate? > He asks for criticism: > > ...instigate discussion, debate, criticize, point out errors so that I can correct them (with curi Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
curi, have you thought about reaching out to the twitch streamer/youtuber destiny? He likes to debate, often about philosophy or politics, and he's pretty open to debating anyone who wants to debate him. I think it would be interesting to hear you tal Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/04
Are you familiar with potholer54 (Peter Hadfield), curi? He is a former science journalist and geologist that says that he presents the facts regarding GW. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Hadfield_(journalist) ) He asks for criticism: > N Productive Global Warming Discussion 2019/11/04
> I think that is sort of what I mean. However, they are in general agreement. I mean when he talks to people he disagrees with. **For example, I feel like he strawmanned me.** This is vague. What did he strawman, according to you, A? What did you N Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/04
Broken link Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/11/03
#13790 I updated my [Paths Forward doc](https://hg.sr.ht/~petrogradphilosopher/fi/browse/default/pf.md) again. Here's a summary of the [main diff](https://hg.sr.ht/~petrogradphilosopher/fi/rev/bc300e1b5ad869e136d8c31f046bf1fd8a8703c5): - Added last Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/11/03
Wrote 800 re rational discussion. Edited and posted: https://curi.us/2232-claiming-you-objectively-won-a-debate Wrote 550 words and posted: https://curi.us/2233-written-and-unwritten-rules-in-discussions curi curi's Progress 2019/11/03
There is a biography of Mises titled *Mises: The Last Knight of Liberalism* https://mises.org/library/mises-last-knight-liberalism-0 Anonymous Explaining Liberalism in Discussion 2019/11/03
Everyone so old is classical liberal or other. libertarian is newer. Mises is a liberal who wrote a book on classical liberalism. Hayek and Friedman have major anti-capitalist elements. They are liked by ignorant libertarians for their capitalism, Dagny Explaining Liberalism in Discussion 2019/11/03
Would you consider the following people classical liberals, libertarians or other? Adam Smith David Hume Lord Acton Montesquieu Tocqueville Ludwig Von Mises FA Hayek Milton Friedman Anonymous Explaining Liberalism in Discussion 2019/11/03
#14142 libertarianism is poorly defined, e.g. there are "left" libertarians who dislike capitalism. a lot of the common theme of libertarians is hating or wanting to destroy the government. they generally think freedom is good and the government harms Dagny Explaining Liberalism in Discussion 2019/11/03
What are the crucial differences between Classic Liberalism and libertarianism? Anonymous Explaining Liberalism in Discussion 2019/11/03
Wrote another 700 on Cooperative and Adversarial Discussions. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/02
#14139 http://curi.us/1922-donald-trump-is-a-moderate Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
Trump probably objectively one of the worst presidents of all time. Up there with LBJ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
After you can explain how that's not a blatant strawman. Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14136 I would prefer if you don't post comments on my blog. Please leave. curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
> Give a quote and say how that text strawmanned Quote: Restate my argument so I know you understood Discord user says: He's anti-individual. lul Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14134 You are *moving the goalposts*. Also: > For example, I feel like he strawmanned me. Give a quote and say how that text strawmanned you or what's wrong with it and what you think he should have done. Howard Roark Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I think that is sort of what I mean. However, they are in general agreement. I mean when he talks to people he disagrees with. For example, I feel like he strawmanned me. As did the person in that discord conversation. I am the case you keep a A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14131 https://curi.us/1804-donald-trump-is-a-protectionist Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
#14130 Here's an example from Discord today. By "He", Mingmecha is referring to the author of #14105 Mingmecha: He is anti- individual anti- personal responsibility. curi: what do you mean? curi: which statement(s) are you getting that from? Min Howard Roark Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL PAY FARMERS $16 BILLION FOR ITS TRADE WAR A Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
#14129 Not who you're talking to but I completely agree with everything you said here. I don't think it changes the steelman part of the discussion but I agree with this response. Do you have an example of you steelmanning an argument you disa A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14126 What I find (and have mentioned before and am currently writing a blog post about) is that other intellectuals have gates too. But they use *unwritten rules*. Their gates/rules are much harder to satisfy, and actually unreasonable, but they obs curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14126 > I sympathize. Most people suck so putting up all these gates is probably rational. OK I'm glad you understand. The gates on the email group are basically just formatting emails. The group would not really function without that. People curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I'll be talking * Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I'll sign up for that instead. Seems like you have a ton of rules for that as well. You have a lot of hoops that people have to go through to just have a discussion. I sympathize. Most people suck so putting up all these gates is probably ra Philosophy is meant to be fun. Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14124 Are you aware that I have an email-based discussion forum? curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I am not a very good debater but... I think this could be an interesting line of discussion. However, I do not check back frequently and I may not respond again until a few days later. If you're fine with that we can try. Personally, I prefer Philosophy is meant to be fun Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14122 Do you want to debate this to a conclusion (agreement or explicitly stated impasse chain) and satisfy all the other conditions? curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
> And you are strawmanning me by seeming to assume I disagree with or don't know stuff, much of which I know and agree with. I apologize not my intention. Please tell me what you agree with from what I said and we can build from there. I do not Philosophy is meant to be fun Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
Wrote 750 re social metaphysics and freewrote 600. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/02
#14119 Yup it is awful. Millions of lives being harmed by so called enviromentalists. A Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1190734691562713088 >> Had Golden Rice "been allowed to grow in ... [poor] nations, millions of lives would not have been lost to malnutrition, and millions of children would not have gone blind.” >> https://w curi Politics Discussion 2019/11/02
I read a comment recently that I liked. I forgot where. It said that snapchat and 4chan are like a return to oral culture where stuff has to be repeated over and over or it disappears. That's a regression from writing. The connection with snapchat curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/02
> The Atlas Society made a motion comic version of Anthem which they put on YouTube > https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnHOyZsmJroxNbv1p-TnXVh-2508EyeZK > I have not watched it yet. It seemed like the sort of thing that could be good mate curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/02
I have not read or replied to #13382 I am caught up on the rest. Documenting this for if/when kieren comes back. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/11/02
#14113 Well said. A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14113 You didn't engage with my FI post on this topic, nor did you criticize any example where you believe I did something wrong – even after I'd already just brought up those issues (and you agree with anon but gave no defense of anon doing those curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I agree with Anon. Refuting straw mans does nothing for our own argument. This is why The principle of charity or Steelmanning is so important. *The Principle of Charity is a methodological presumption made in seeking to understand a point of v Philosophy is meant to be fun. Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I do not endorse your restatement of my argument or what you think my position is. I am not requesting a debate. I think a policy for me, since you have so many it is only fair I share one, is that the person I debate or argue with is capable of i Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
I did engage with you. You asked if I'd put effort into something. I told you I had and attempted to progress the discussion to find out what we disagree about (it looks like there is a disagreement). You brought up steelmanning. I linked you to my th curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
> You have not engaged with either thing I said. Sadly, neither have you. Perhaps you could use this chance to learn how to steelman and attempt to restate my argument in a way that I would endorse it. Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
1) Repeating: Do you have an example where you think I failed to do this [putting effort into understanding the other person's ideas] but should have? 2) Yes the link is still relevant. You have not engaged with either thing I said. curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
If you can't restate your opponent's argument in a way they would endorse it, then you have not understood it. This is bad because if their argument is bad, you don't understand why or how it is bad. And if their argument contains truth, you would Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14105 Also see this criticism of steelmanning: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/4X3vrf5JbXI/cvLVVQavBQAJ curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14105 A huge amount. Do you have an example where you think I failed to do this but should have? curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
#14104 How much effort do you put in understanding people you disagree with. I've never seen you steelman someone you disagree with. That's a bad sign. Anonymous Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
Sharing a discussion tree is a good way to get more attention from me, if you want that but don't want to request a debate. It's one of the ways you could put more effort into a conversation to earn some effort/attention on my part. curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/02
One of the major shared themes of Oism and CR is they're both really anti intellectual authority. curi Objectivist and Popperian Epistemology 2019/11/02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQwOZw-lVpo I'm not a fan of the Veritas videos where they harass people on the street for comment in person. I think they're trying to concretize for their audience what "no comment" means more with footage of peopl Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/01
you should understand the explicit knowledge as a starting point. it's easier and the inexplicit, implied and between the lines stuff refers to it. if u can't understand the objective, logical aspects of the conversation, you are in a bad position Anonymous Tracking Discussions 2019/11/01
Was gonna take a break but freewrote another 600 mostly re objectively winning debate points. Actual break time now. curi curi's Progress 2019/11/01
I had a Discord discussion about global warming which I will put on my blog later, and I edited and posted this: https://curi.us/2230-tracking-discussions I wrote 500 on claiming to have objectively won a debate (which ppl usually won't even do). I curi curi's Progress 2019/11/01
#14097 Think they'll want to publish this, for example? (Given the addition of a 300 word abstract and adding end note citations in the format they demanded.) http://curi.us/1965-by-any-means-necessary-a-violent-marxist-cult curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/11/01
#14095 Why? Some problems: The rules are vague. The nature and purpose of the journal are vague. Look at: http://unpopular.academy/naturalrights They'll take submissions. They don't have any page with info about the journal. They don't say if curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/11/01
#14086 > Forest for the trees my dude. You're completely missing the point that Temple is purposely misrepresenting what A said. This is dishonest. Did the possibility occur to you that Elliot believes that it's not a misrepresentation? > If Anon446 Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/01
curi would you consider submitting a paper to this: https://youtu.be/DAXN_5gcApA Please consider. thanks. Anon9090 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/11/01
This completely fails to account for inexplicit knowledge that can be contained within a conversation. A Tracking Discussions 2019/11/01
#14092 A dissenting view: > zs47: China is free, Hongkong is free, stop blindly supporting those youths, they have no idea what politics is and are utilized by some other people. China is free, eh? Free to read about the 1989 Tiananmen Square ma Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/01
[image] Went on Blizzcon OWWC twitch chat and that's the first stuff I saw. What it means is moderators are trying to stop people from saying Free Hong Kong. So people are saying variations. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/11/01
https://www.macrumors.com/2019/11/01/made-by-google-wearables-fitbit-acquisition/ > Apple Watch Competition to Grow as Google Plans Its Own Wearables Following Fitbit Acquisition > Google today announced it plans to release its own "Made by Goog Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/11/01
Accepting the only conjectured solution to a problem Evan Accepting vs. Preferring Theories – Reply to David Deutsch 2019/11/01
>> Try to keep track of your discussion so that you know which ideas have been refuted by which arguments, which are not-refuted, which ideas conflict with each other, what questions are open and unanswered, etc. > What is a good method for doing t curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/11/01
>There is nothing wrong with dropping your initial question if you found a more interesting problem to solve. > Philosophy is meant to be fun, it is not meant to be some curriculum someone set for you to follow I agree. But there are better and Anonymous Chat Highlights 2019/11/01
There is nothing wrong with dropping your initial question if you found a more interesting problem to solve. Philosophy is meant to be fun, it is not meant to be some curriculum someone set for you to follow, be it a University or Elliot Temple. Philosophy is meant to be fun Chat Highlights 2019/11/01
Forest for the trees my dude. You're completely missing the point that Temple is purposely misrepresenting what A said. This is dishonest. This is something that curi commonly does. If he spent half the time and effort that he does in trying to pr Philosophy is meant to be fun. Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/01
Follow up on my #14027 & #14029 posts. I started reading the BoI Discussion PDF (BoI PDF) from http://curi.us/ebooks yesterday after anon's recommendation (#14028) on my previous questions above (#14027). I started by searching the BoI PDF: "eat N Chat Highlights 2019/11/01
> Bro, you literally misquoted me. > It is in the very post you wrote, I literally said I am not interested in debate. > and you posted >> "no reasons" > ("debate?" > "debates are irrational, aren't you a Popperian?") A, the words in N Discussion Trees With Example 2019/11/01
Don't evade. You're being dishonest. "not interesting to me" is not the same as saying that debate is irrational. no matter how hard you try to spin it. You presented what you said accurately but somehow its okay to misquote what I said? Y A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
I didn't misquote. Those aren't quotes. You're sure yelling a lot just because you don't know how s-expressions work and what strings are. curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
I think you should do a post mortem on the mistake you made here. How will you prevent yourself from misquoting other people? How are you going to stop yourself from assuming hostility when people are rightly defending themselves against being mis A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
how about you follow your own rules and don't misquote people. You should use copy paste instead. That way you can't misquote someone > also debates are not interesting to me is not the same as stating that debates are irrational. You shoul A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
Bro, you literally misquoted me. It is in the very post you wrote, I literally said I am not interested in debate. and you posted > "no reasons" ("debate?" "debates are irrational, aren't you a Popperian?") A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
#14076 Please don't post misquotes here. PS You seem hostile. You don't seem like you want to reach an understanding with me and you're just venting rudely. curi Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
Noted by the fact that you confused "I am not interested in debates" with "debates are irrational." Words matter, you ought to be careful. A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
It should read how vastly incompetent one* can be about social things. Communication is difficult. I reiterate it seems like a good way to get organized, especially if you're thinking in formal debate scenarios. However, to best understand some A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
This dialogue tree thing encompasses beautifully how vastly incompetent you can be about social things. Could be kind of useful for formal debates though. An interesting idea for organization but a horrible way to try to understand another human be A Discussion Trees With Example 2019/10/31
>> Try to keep track of your discussion so that you know which ideas have been refuted by which arguments, which are not-refuted, which ideas conflict with each other, what questions are open and unanswered, etc. > What is a good method for doing t curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/31
I wrote another 1000 words today: https://curi.us/2229-discussion-trees-with-example curi curi's Progress 2019/10/31
curi, I noticed you're into PUA. So you must have some experience with this, have you ever tried a fleshlight? B Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14068 Ok Sia. W/e floats your very confused boat. :) A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
feels like the oxygen supply to my brain grows weaker the more i spiral down this path Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14067 when did this become an argument? this hasn't even been a conversation. what am i supposed to defend when nothing has even gotten thru? how does someone turn out like this? Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
To what end? A sneaky attempt to get you to defend your argument? I am beginning to think you're a charlatan. A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14065 why do you think i'm incapable of conceiving curi can lie? 「L`ia`R」? Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14063 I am not a curi clone or a mask I think Rand sucks as a philosopher. She's an okay writer and makes some decent observations. I'd never call her a philosopher much less the best of all time. That title goes to Popper. That alone should tel A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#13022 Best backhanded compliment I've ever read. And the poor guy thanks her for it. Jesus what did I stumble into... A Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/10/31
#14062 aren't you a curi clone or mask? doesn't feel genuine at all. like a person sitting on their hands saying they want to help. the barriers are there even if you're incapable of recognizing them. more so if you aren't capable of acknowledging t Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14061 I feel like I have gone out of my way to try to understand your perspective. You seem to refuse to want to share it. I am not putting up any barriers or demands like curi, or requirements, or paths forward or unreasonable requests of never A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
this is closer to trying to have a conversation with a math function than a human. Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14058 (」゜ロ゜)」 Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14057 But I am not curi. Nor am I in agreement with curi in most things. I think he is profoundly unkind. He has other qualities though. What makes you say that *I* am under some form of dogma. If you can't explain to someone like me and some A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
Giving people two guaranteed options to get my attention – debate and paths forward policies – is not making a demand. It's being especially open *in addition to* already being far more willing to talk with the public than other intellectuals are curi Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14056 what else makes someone commit to giant sandcastles and makes demands of the outside world to communicate with them through narrowly defined criteria? if it isn't dogma it's certainly something worse. most of the game played today seems about Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
Why do you assume I am under some form of dogma? I don't think psychedelics are necessary to understand each other. No doubt there is an importance to the transformative experiences that they facilitate. A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14054 wondering if it would help get around the hangups and dogmas. Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14052 No. Why do you ask? Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
I was not aware opinions were not allowed here. A Politics Discussion 2019/10/31
#14047 have you tried dmt or psilocybin? Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
For what purpose did you make an assertion contradicting me about it? curi Politics Discussion 2019/10/31
I have no interest in debating this topic. Twitter is going to do what its going to do. Whether you and I disagree or come to an agreement will affect neither Twitter nor my life. Also debates are not interesting to me, winning an argument means n A Politics Discussion 2019/10/31
#14048 You haven't given reasons nor any way for me to learn that you're right and change my mind. You also haven't requested a debate. What's the point? curi Politics Discussion 2019/10/31
I love the idea of money not buying influence. I have to disagree with you and agree with Jack. A Politics Discussion 2019/10/31
Is the answer to my question contained within that song or something? How is his mechanism anti-life? I want to understand what you're talking about but I don't get it. A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
/watch?v=LdPyYze2NIA Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14041 FYI some people have been trolling for a while. A bunch of people have already made reasonable efforts to engage with them. It hasn't been productive. curi Introductory Questions 2019/10/31
#14040 more so that there aren't any counter examples. the entire stylistic approach that's been cultivated here is just another mechanism of anti-life. proper language to describe this can't be brought into the frame because it has grown so narrow. Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14038 You don't seem to know anything about my discussion history (or much about my views) even though it's publicly available. I have engaged with many low tier (your terminology) people. curi Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
curi* Anonymous Introductory Questions 2019/10/31
#14016 I agree that curry appears to be extremely full of himself, but also seems to want to pursue truth in his own rather strange way. Do you have any suggestions? What you said is not particularly helpful, you just called him a name and commente Anonymous Introductory Questions 2019/10/31
#14039 I can see that potentially being the case. Do you have any specific examples in mind? A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14034 he's only looking for things that fit his exactly defined specifications. if he's wrong he has no way to explore or ever encounter new perspective. it's just a dead-end mindset in a corner of the internet building sandcastles. Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
You could try starting humbly. Seems like you're looking to engage with top tier without having made a name for yourself. Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
Freewrote 1200. Was way overly tired from the writing+editing yesterday. Break time. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/31
Stealing 50k from a bank, online, without even using a VPN: https://www.wired.com/2008/05/man-allegedly-b/ It's an interesting story though. He set up thousands of accounts and stole the tiny account confirmation deposits (2 amounts under a doll Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/31
#14034 Do you have any recommendation for something to engage with? I have looked very extensively. Do you have any example where you believe I have not engaged with something that came to my attention I should have engaged with? Or do you have any curi Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
Very few people meet your standards. The fact that you're not well known makes it unlikely that those who do would be interested in talking to you. I wonder if you're limiting yourself as an indirect way to not engage with diverse ideas that may ch Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/31
#14031 For the sake of completeness, here are the notable public google groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/fallible-ideas https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/beginning-of-infinity https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/taking-ch curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/31
#14030 Below he says (3 links omitted): > And yet, numerous media reports have Amazon employees complaining about horrible working conditions. I'll trust their journalism over your anecdote. He's a puppet of the lying mainstream media (including Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/31
#14011 I submitted for archiving: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fallible-ideas/info https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Autonomy-Respecting-Relationships/info https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/fabric-of-reality/info https://groups.yahoo. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/31
Same guy who claims to know all there is to know about capitalism then goes to say irrational shit like this: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/dpdwi2/the_economic_policies_that_ruined_venezuela/f5w8nzc?utm_source=share&utm_medi A Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/31
#14028 Thank you. > Look at discussion archives to read more. http://curi.us/ebooks and yahoo and google groups sites. I can't recall having read anything on this issue in any of the stuff I read on the ebooks site. But I haven't read anything Anonymous Chat Highlights 2019/10/31
#14027 Look at discussion archives to read more. http://curi.us/ebooks and yahoo and google groups sites. Don't know about the PDF issue but you can get a text file at http://fallibleliving.com/resources/145-fallible-ideas-discord-log-page Anonymous Chat Highlights 2019/10/31
From the "JustinCEO and CallmeBigPopper" discussion PDF linked in the post above. curi wrote: > DD was the intellectual leader of this discussion community from around 1996-2006. FYI he is the one who initially argued for **ideas about not eating N Chat Highlights 2019/10/31
A, FYI most of your corrections are wrong. curi Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/30
Errors from this Post A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/30
Correcting Errors in Debate Policy post A Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/30
thoughts on divine numbers? do u type with all 10 fingers? Anonymous Getting Elliot’s Attention 2019/10/30
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1189696543802064896 Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey writes: > We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A fe curi Politics Discussion 2019/10/30
#14019 Highlight: > You must be a treat at dinner parties. (As an entire post, with the implication/meaning that the person doesn't even claim to be open to discussion at any forum with appropriate features for a serious discussion.) curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/30
Wrote 1400 words here: https://elliottemple.com/essays/debates-and-impasse-chains Did editing (involves writing some new text) and posted these: https://elliottemple.com/debate-policy http://curi.us/2226-getting-elliots-attention http://curi.u curi curi's Progress 2019/10/30
People are so openly irrational. Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/doqzib/weekly_megathread_what_do_you_think_is_the/f5u42ui/?context=3 curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/30
DeepMind’s AlphaStar achieves Grandmaster level in StarCraft II Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/30
Error in Fox News article about another ice age Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/30
egoist y do u live? it doesn't look fun, wise or good. Anonymous Introductory Questions 2019/10/30
#14014 A major disqualifier for reddit is you can *edit or delete* your messages (with no public records of prior versions). You can destroy or doctor discussions midway through. Reddit also lacks reasonable support for linear discussion. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/30
I was tagged in a discussion between someone recommending talking with me and someone refusing to leave Reddit. I wrote: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/doqzib/weekly_megathread_what_do_you_think_is_the/f5thz6x/ > Reddit is curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/30
this is what i imagine it's like to have brain cancer of the mind. Anonymous Chat Highlights 2019/10/30
#14011 I requested The Fabric of Reality discussion group. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/29
#14010 [Archive Team](https://archiveteam.org) has a [form](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z-lODnyXsE2kiu8uL01L--10nDq3b_lowT88aB447-E/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbzx=-6120785842310835725) that lets people request a permanent archive of a Yahoo! G Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/29
https://help.yahoo.com/kb/groups/SLN31010.html?impressions=true > Yahoo has made the decision to no longer allow users to upload content to the Yahoo Groups site. Beginning October 28 you won't be able to upload any more content to the site, and as Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/29
I wrote 2700 words, mostly about some introductory questions for people trying to start new discussions and policies for debates. I want to do editing and get something posted related to this discussion policy stuff. I want to get it clear for othe curi curi's Progress 2019/10/29
I freewrote 1400 words and then wrote a related 1900 word draft blog post about my discussion policies (attention allocation policies, what I see positively and am more interested in allocating attention to, and what I see negatively). curi curi's Progress 2019/10/28
#14006 I wrote that twice. Which instance(/s) were you referring to? Alisa Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/28
> I find this unclear. I find it hard to believe you think this is *actually* unclear. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/28
#14004 DD was being brief and vague, and using the Twitter medium as an implied excuse. He didn't say much, and what he did say wasn't explained much. He ought to write blog posts. Dagny Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/28
DD Twitter thread on "ad hominem/identity-based arguments" Alisa Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/28
Breitbart & Facebook News Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/28
> she couldn't read Rand and judge for herself while living with them Probably did her a favor. If *this* blog is the culmination of Rand's ideas. A terrible end result. I'm assuming Dagnny is a long time follower of curi (or curi himself pret Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
If KLP's parents were so pressuring and oppressive that she couldn't read Rand and judge for herself while living with them, then delaying reading Rand until college is no solution. It doesn't solve the core problem (her lack of freedom) and also it t Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
Didn't think so. This is why the best people block you. There is nothing of value here. Too irrational. (eg Taleb blocked my friend curi thus anything Taleb says is invalid is probably the dumbest thing I ever read.) I'm out too. Good day t Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13998 Taleb responded *to substantive corrections of his errors* by blocking. He's done and said other bad things, which you can investigate yourself. Good day. Dagny Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
All that link showed was curi's social incompetence. It is not a convincing argument for Taleb being a bad source. Why do you think Taleb blocking curi somehow invalidate the arguments presented in my link? It seems rather irrational behavior, Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13995 Did you read the blog post and consider the substantive issues involved? Did you read the comments for additional info? Seems like you just jumped to very hostile conclusions while choosing to remain ignorant of the issues. Am I wrong? Dagny Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13985 Reversion to the mean happens because children are raised partly by their parents and partly by their culture. The culture part of their upbringing, education, etc., is good at creating normal, average, typical people. The parenting part of Dagny Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13994 Blocking curi on Twitter doesn't make Taleb a bad source. What kind of nonsense argument is that? (Didn't DD block curi too?) He seems to get blocked by the best people. I am okay with your definition of intelligence. Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13993 Taleb is a bad source. See e.g. http://curi.us/2114-nassim-nicholas-taleb-sucks Cosma Shalizi is good on this stuff though, IMO. I think you'd benefit from skimming links before forming negative opinions of them based on their titles. You Dagny Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13991 I guess I'll check it out but I don't really believe IQ measures intelligence. I think IQ is largely pseudoscience. https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39 - http://bactra.org/weblog/523.htm Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13965 Permanent link to the article "Does it pay to volunteer?": http://cepr.net/documents/publications/volunteer-2013-06.pdf Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/28
#13988 > Anything in writing? I can't use sound atm. Try with these posts on IQ: http://curi.us/2056-iq http://curi.us/2057-iq-2 http://curi.us/2058-iq-3 N Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
> The novel is unreadably bad. Assertion without an explanation. > And it has nothing to do with Objectivism. Did the author claim otherwise? > How can you be "raised with" Objectivism but not read Atlas Shrugged until age 18+? This is Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13975 Are you going to address #13976? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/28
Anything in writing? I can't use sound atm. Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
#13986 > What is intelligence according to you? Elliot talks about intelligence here: https://curi.us/podcast/intelligence N Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
> My takeaway is that the author of the book is unintelligent. What is intelligence according to you? Anonymous Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
> I looked into it because of reversion to the mean. Leonoard Peikoff (LP) is far worse than his teacher, Ayn Rand, but still exceptional in many ways. And KLP is far worse than LP, she's normal, there are no signs of greatness. Why do you think th N Kira Peikoff Is a Bad Writer 2019/10/28
Blogged 600 words: https://curi.us/2225-kira-peikoff-is-a-bad-writer I also sent out a newsletter today: https://mailchi.mp/47a90d1d0f55/fallible-ideas-7681571 curi curi's Progress 2019/10/27
I freewrote another 500 words. I read 5 chapters (17%) of *No Time to Die* by Kira Peikoff. She is the daughter of Leonard Peikoff. The book is awful and non-Objectivist. She claims to be an Objectivist. I'm going to write a blog post about it and her curi curi's Progress 2019/10/27
busy bee curi is. buzz buzz. :D Anonymous curi's Progress 2019/10/27
I've updated comment permalinks to have just the number in the anchor, no c in front of it. The old links will still work. After a few seconds of googling, it looked impossible to redirect the old links with nginx because the web server doesn't dea curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
> 42-42-564 What? Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/27
I do not believe in opinions. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
#13977 Do you have an opinion of the link or something to say about it? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
Much Ado About Nothing Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
> The authors studied a correlation and presented it as a causal effect I see you're changing your argument from the authors are claiming that correlation is causation. You are now arguing that the authors are presenting a correlation as a casual e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
The authors studied a correlation and presented it as a causal effect. You have not provided any alternative interpretation of the study. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
Are you going to defend the claim #13969 made? If you think the authors are claiming correlation is causation, please provide the quote in where the authors make that claim. Please stop ignoring a direct and simple request to defend your argum Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
#13972 Why are you here? What are you hoping to accomplish? Are you familiar with FI, CR, FoR, BoI, etc? If you didn't understand what correlation is, and how it matters to studies, and wanted to ask questions, I'd understand. If you had an attempt Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
There is nothing in the word search that says "correlation is causation." Please quote where the authors of the study claim that correlation is causation. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
Did you read your own study? What do you think they did? They looked at correlations between volunteering and getting a job: > This analysis examined volunteering as a pathway to employment during a period of high unemployment, 2008-2011. It found Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
#13969 Please quote where the authors of the study claim that correlation is causation. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
> who is claiming otherwise? The study authors. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
#13967 You presented a question and a link. You implied the link answers the question (or makes a decent contribution to partially answering the question). It does not because it's correlation research. You did not criticize the link or explain, ap Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
who is claiming otherwise? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
#13965 Correlation is not causation... Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
Does it pay to volunteer? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/27
Freewrote 2850 words. Related to what philosophy stuff to make, what I want to do, what the world is like, how to deal with the world, etc. Might do more after lunch, or do some reading, or I have an idea for streaming: I saw some examples of social m curi curi's Progress 2019/10/27
Wrote 600 on mind/body split stuff and 550 on intellectual representatives. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/26
Recommendation for reading Twitter: https://twitter.com/curi42/lists/minimal For months, I've been preferring Twitter with only a few people's tweets included. Anyone can use this URL. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/26
The Atlas Society made a motion comic version of Anthem which they put on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnHOyZsmJroxNbv1p-TnXVh-2508EyeZK I have not watched it yet. It seemed like the sort of thing that could be good material f Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/26
Thanks dog Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/25
Reminder: Time to get your flu shot. Free with lots of health coverage. $20 at Costco. The flu *fucking sucks*. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/25
42-42-564 Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/25
Wrote 350 freewrite, 850 re testing the success of your learning. Busy later today. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/25
27th Amendment Alisa Politics Discussion 2019/10/25
lol anon Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/25
More analysis of the lead sentence in the AGDQ/MAGA hat article Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/10/24
Did the Rand Paul anti-socialism book. I'm happy with the video. An hour of criticism. https://youtu.be/-CqgVuaUc08?t=268 curi curi's Progress 2019/10/24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Z4Jd0AtfI > Return the power to the workers and separate your boss from their teeth. Quote from the video description and also he says something similar at the end of the video and explains an anecdote about it Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/24
#13950 I gotta say. I have no idea what you're talking about. A Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/24
#13920 it isn't about being on the same page, let alone book. it's like no eyes to even read. the lack of awareness is a compelling mystery and creates a swelling of related pairing associations. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/24
Freewrote 1100. Planning light day and do something else later, maybe that Rand Paul book. Lunch now. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/24
#13939 Anon2224, If you're trying to practice debating people (is that your goal?), I think you'd get better practice with non-trolls who actually talk about the issues some. And if you stopped feeding the trolls, I think they'd post less crap here. curi Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13946 This is an irrational response. Instead of using reason to defend yourself you're shutting doors in people's faces instead. A Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13943 (also #13945) > I have to agree with the others here. People here are unkind, and unnecessarily pedantic. Nobody seems to want to discuss philosophy but instead like to engage in mind reading and accusations. No way to do philosophy. > Th Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
I agree with #13943 Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13940 > you're confused. Nothing to do with calling out lies. You have no idea what a lie. > You think you're calling out lies, you're doing nothing of the sort. The comment in question (from #13928) (which I called out as a lie) is this: Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
I have to agree with the others here. People here are unkind, and unnecessarily pedantic. Nobody seems to want to discuss philosophy but instead like to engage in mind reading and accusations. No way to do philosophy. Things like "you're lying" and Anon55555 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13931 I thought you said you weren't curi. You're lying again? Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/24
#13938 Yes you did. Stop lying. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
you're confused. Nothing to do with calling out lies. You have no idea what a lie. You think you're calling out lies, you're doing nothing of the sort. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13936 > it is even sadder if you're not curi because you are aping his bad habits. you find it sadder because of your bad worldview. you think calling out lies is bad. yeah we know about that. most of society works that way. it's fucking ho Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13935 > You're confusing Anons. I am the one who told you to answer the question or fuck off. I didn't confuse Anons. my comments apply whether there is 1 author or 2 or more. you're confused. read my comment again. I did not make a claim nor Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13932 > If you don't change for the better about this matters — if you don't listen to what so many people are saying to you, you will fail like you have failed until now. I'm happy to find out I'm wrong. Please explain. (I don't think you'll Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
it is even sadder if you're not curi because you are aping his bad habits. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
You're confusing Anons. I am the one who told you to answer the question or fuck off. Why are you pretending to be an anon btw Temple? Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13932 You're complaining about me saying "you're lying" and that it was "...uncompassionate, unkind and dull..." but you did not make the same complaint about this comment (emphasis added): > why are you dodging the question though? Either answ Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
> #13930 FFS CURI... Obviously this is you. "you're lying", typical unfruitful wording that you so like to use. You're blind to see how this (this kind of attitude) is fucking up you're entire philosophy enterprise. Reason has no reach if it's deliver Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13930 FFS CURI... Obviously this is you. "you're lying", typical unfruitful wording that you so like to use. You're blind to see how this (this kind of attitude) is fucking up you're entire philosophy enterprise. Reason has no reach if it's delivered Anon007 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
#13926 > #13920 Typical curi dodge. So you think curi dodges questions, and you’re not willing to get on the same page with curi about that or anything else (you didn’t do any path forward attempts like we did). So why are you here? What’s Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/24
> Why can't anyone get a straight philosophy answer in this "philosophical" blog? Ppl can. You’re lying. > Why won't you answer the question on Kant? Is it because you know nothing about Kant? This has been addressed above. Two people tri Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/24
Analysis of lead sentence in AGDQ/MAGA hat article Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/10/23
Why can't anyone get a straight philosophy answer in this "philosophical" blog? Why won't you answer the question on Kant? Is it because you know nothing about Kant? Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/23
#13925 so what? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/23
#13920 Typical curi dodge. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
https://kotaku.com/as-games-done-quick-gets-bigger-so-do-its-controversie-1791393815 The no deadnaming stuff is nasty. I personally spent many hours watching Cosmo speedruns. I thought of him as Cosmo. I stopped watching Cosmo *before* he transitio Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/23
MAGA hat = get banned from GDQ speedrun marathon: https://kotaku.com/as-games-done-quick-gets-bigger-so-do-its-controversie-1791393815 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/23
Wrote 1200 on epistemology, outlining and organizing related. And 900 on video game gameplay isn't violent. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/23
Lying NYT stealth-edits Hillary Tulsi-Gabbard-Russia smear, changing Russia to Republicans. https://twitter.com/Timcast/status/1187036978463891456 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/23
I am not #13915 What I said in #13918 stands. I remain unconvinced. Anon90 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13918 and #13915 Do you understand that criticism should be convincing? (Otherwise, whats the point?) Suppose we’re on the same page about this, do you think that your comments are convincing to curi or me or other ppl reading the comments (I Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13911 so? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/23
#13916 I don’t think he is trolling. I think you’re too closed minded and intolerant of criticism. Anon90 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13916 response gave all the info needed. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13915 Why troll this blog when you could be doing something better with your time? Or is trolling the best thing you can do with your time? Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13914 so then you don't know anything about these topics and this is all ego? Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13913 it seems that you don't value curi and his ideas. you also don't seem to understand his ideas and don't seem open to the possibility that you've misunderstood him. so why are you here? Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
#13912 walls of text? huge one-side brain domination. problems with a so called 'meta'. how is the manner of speech and attitude not pure egoism? it's not having to explain, it's simply not possible in this style of mind. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
> Do you not even know a single thing about gatekeeping? faith? pychedelics? how do you learn anything talking like this? all you're doing is growing a cancerous ego to cut against the tide you haven't even recognized. you seem to think that my met Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/23
Asmongold criticizes casual console gamers who buy cosmetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vp4H0eVZjk Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/22
Do you not even know a single thing about gatekeeping? faith? pychedelics? how do you learn anything talking like this? all you're doing is growing a cancerous ego to cut against the tide you haven't even recognized. Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/22
#13908 FYI, you're mixing me up with not-me. curi Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
> ... He can either explain himself and be rational... curi did explain himself. You quoted his explanations and you trolled him (#13894 and #13896). Then curi called you out for trolling. Then you denied that what you did was trolling (#13898). Th Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
Helping Verbs Song and modal verbs Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/10/22
Wrote another 200 freewrite and 1800 about an example Malcom Gladwell passage where he makes a big error which you can find mainly by understanding what you read. The method of actually figuring out the meaning of what you read, and understanding what curi curi's Progress 2019/10/22
#13904 The purpose of that idea is not to measure seriousness, it's to help create seriousness. Most people create more of their own seriousness when they pay. (That wouldn't be the only purpose of charging money.) curi curi's Progress 2019/10/22
> Sell at a token price *because* people take stuff more seriously if they buy it instead of it being free? That is not a good way to measure how serious someone is about a topic. Anonymous curi's Progress 2019/10/22
250 words on tracking discussions, 3500 on error patterns. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/22
#13901 I don't think you know what the word "demands" means. Different Anon Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13900 Posts here a ton but won't read an article by ET. But demands other people watch an hour video... Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
I am not reading a random TOS for some blogger. He can either explain himself and be rational or continue to be irrational and ignore all criticism, and consider it trolling. Contra-Popper. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13898 > #13897 Calling people out on their bull shit, anti-rational, anti- fact attitudes is not trolling. Why do you think this is trolling? > You accused another user of trolling a while back for criticizing your methods. I don't think you u Anon2224 Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13897 Calling people out on their bull shit, anti-rational, anti- fact attitudes is not trolling. Why do you think this is trolling? You accused another user of trolling a while back for criticizing your methods. I don't think you understand what Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13896 Why are you trolling my blog? curi Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
> Let us know when you have a source which refutes the economic theory FI believes, rather than one which reaches a different conclusion based on applying different and mostly unstated/unargued economic principles. In other words, I can't refute th Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13892 Stop strawmannirg. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/22
> Based on the video title, description and style, and quick skimming, That is no way to evaluate an argument or data. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13886 #13891 Based on the video title, description and style, and quick skimming, I see no indication that it addresses Mises' arguments. Let us know when you have a source which refutes the economic theory FI believes, rather than one which reach Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13883 > #13882 I am not the one who asked the question but you seem allergic at actually answering questions. I don't think you know what a pedant is either. so the question is: "If you could ask Kant 2 simple questions, what would they be?" Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/22
#13890 There's a summary in the description of the video. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13889 Sure but the ability to speed up videos doesn't address #13888's question Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13888 Use speed control addons and that way you can see it in less than 30 mins. Different anon Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13886 Why not give a brief summary of the argument contained in almost hour long video you are linking? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#12320 LuL curi beleives in IQ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
Medicare for All is Unaffordable Debunked! Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/22
#13881 ever heard of copy + paste? alternatively if you right click on the selected text you can have it google it for you. Why do you need help with such simple tasks? Anonymous Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture 2019/10/22
#13881 no thanks. Anonymous Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture 2019/10/22
#13882 I am not the one who asked the question but you seem allergic at actually answering questions. I don't think you know what a pedant is either. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/22
#13879 > why are you dodging the question though? AFAIK, he wasn't dodging the question. he asked a question designed to help him understand what problem you're trying to solve (it's not clear), which would help him know what sort of answer you Anon2224 Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/22
#13880 That is not a link, nor have you made any argument. If you did wish to debate something, you should pick one thing instead of ten to start with, and then make an introductory statement/argument. Anonymous Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture 2019/10/21
Top 10 Replicated Findings from Behavioral Genetics Anonymous Comments on Behavioral Genetics Lecture 2019/10/21
why are you dodging the question though? Either answer him (What would you ask Kant) or fuck off. Don't be a useless pedant. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
I am the author of #13870 I did not write #13877 I think #13877 is misleading. As to #13876, it's a bad reply which doesn't address my questions. Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
#13876 Cuz there are better things to do Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
Why not? Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
Wrote 550 on discussing specifics vs. big picture. Wrote 250 adding 8 more paths forward filters to the 3 I listed two days ago. Freewrote 1200. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/21
Great diagram about how learning works via integration of lower level concepts into higher level concepts. (Note: they have the lower level stuff on top because it's where you start.) I like the use of letters as sample ideas and then multi-letter str Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/21
#13871 Before curi's criticism, Bylund had already posted a separate tweet making clear he did hold the position curi criticized (which he tried to ambiguously disown in response to curi): https://twitter.com/PerBylund/status/1111613738921218048 Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/10/21
https://twitter.com/PerBylund/status/456512368634130432 Per Bylund says: > Not refuting, only saying Popper's method requires trust in data--a leap of faith that logical reasoning doesn't require... wtf. Popper's pervasive fallibilism sure is Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/10/21
Per Bylund, an Austrian economist with social status at the Mises Institute, who has [written academically about Popper](http://perbylund.com/academics_polsci_msc.pdf), and posts tweetstorms using pieces of Popper without direct attribution/credit. Th Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/10/21
Why ask Kant anything? What for? Anonymous Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
If you could ask Kant 2 simple questions, what would they be? Ask Kant Schopenhauer, Kant, Magee 2019/10/21
Streamed last night. Finished Reisman book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilf3DTgymnM&list=PLKx6lO5RmaeuXinlXLiZtm16HNE20KPdL Today, wrote 2800 re objective testing in discussions. Doing some philosophy consulting today. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/20
#13866 In short I'm saying that CS is a discussable topic and you ought to be learning some things worth discussing (especially concepts rather than specific algorithms). The FI community has plenty of CS expertise. You could discuss CS instead of wai Dagny List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/20
Quick Response Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/20
#13850 Bruce, I'm glad you are still on the FI email list. The same goes for anyone else out there who is reading it but not posting. There's value in just reading. Do you know about the Fallible Ideas Discord? There are no formatting guideline Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/20
#13839 I don't have a particular memory related to this. I do think it's common in our culture to be ashamed of chronic illness or disability or something. Anne B Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/20
> Well, I don't have time right now to fully explain my current career strategy OK so when you said (emphasis added): > I am working on a master's degree in computer science *for no reason other than* I wanted to learn computer science better af Dagny List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Anonymous Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Credentialling Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
> I am working on a master's degree in computer science for no reason other than I wanted to learn computer science better after reading BoI and FoR. Why use a university if your goal is to learn? They are for social networking/climbing and credent Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Btw Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Answer Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Question Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
> How do you know that? Might I just not be yet interested enough in the group itself given my very short time with it? Are you trying to imply that you did other non-FI activities to pursue reason? E.g. you posted at some other group? You studied Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
No worries Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
You can post on the curi.us website if you don't want to learn to use email yet. We're well aware that it's a barrier to entry. > You said you made this post to try to find a pattern... I sort of doubt my reason matches anyone elses... What you curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Email Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
Thanks Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
#13850 My video guide to posting covers how to do quoting properly. Maybe you will find it helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y21zEm00Mwg&feature=youtu.be Justin Mallone List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
I didn't actually quit Bruce Nielson List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/10/19
#13845 So what does “this” (in the first paragraph of #13831) refer to? If it does not refer to the whole curi blog post, then what does it refer to? Your reply (#13845) implied that I should have known what you meant. But you did not give Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
I also wrote 550 words about impasse chains today and 350 about paths forward filters. I'm still up for doing something else philosophical today. Maybe I'll stream and finish the Reisman book on socialized medicine. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/19
correction Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
#13845 Opening with the "this" pronoun after a bunch of stuff is ambiguous. Giving an example of one possible meaning helps illustrate why it matters to say what you mean and also illustrates that the mean "the whole post" doesn't work in addition to Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
#13833 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_charity Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
#13843 Here's another similar one: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/djz1a5/linkzrs_comment_on_surefours_tweet/ 16 hours, 1349 upvotes, 115 comments, for an Overwatch League player tweeting "hmm" as a reply. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/19
https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/dk89ey/bdosins_response_on_twitter_to_profit_gesture/ The higher status you are, the worse you can communicate (more vaguely and lazily), and people will care and try to understand anyway. I curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/19
I wrote 1000 words on tracking discussions. I'm currently deciding what to do with it: free, sell, contributors-only. Free but also make a video and sell that? Bundle it with other stuff (e.g. that video or other material about how to think and discus curi curi's Progress 2019/10/19
#13835 #13837 These questions are unclear. It's hard to tell if you just don't know and can't guess what the answer is – you want to learn something – or if they are for the purpose of argument or criticism. This makes it hard to know what sort of Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
#13836 >> Try to keep track of your discussion so that you know which ideas have been refuted by which arguments, which are not-refuted, which ideas conflict with each other, what questions are open and unanswered, etc. > What is a good method Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
#13828 why do you think you'd be ashamed of those things? do you have a memory from childhood that you think might have been the seed for this shame you have now? I'm reminded of a movie (supposedly based on true story) about how the US used Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/19
#13837 “it” = what you read Frisco Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/19
> If you don’t know the purpose of every word you read, you don’t understand it. What does "it" refer to? Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
> Try to keep track of your discussion so that you know which ideas have been refuted by which arguments, which are not-refuted, which ideas conflict with each other, what questions are open and unanswered, etc. What is a good method for doing this Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
> Don’t use intensifiers without a big reason. What is a "big reason"? Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
#13778 > why is Curi still not addressing this? >> why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? why would curi address it? it was not addressed to curi. it was addressed to other people. also, even if the questi Anon2224 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/18
#13831 What does “This” (your first word) refer to? It seems anon is referring to all of curi’s tips in his post. But one of the tips in his post is this: “Try to be extremely honest and expect others to be honest too.” Anon continued wi Anon2224 Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
Wrote another 750 about YesNo. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/18
This only works if you're looking to discuss present knowledge. It is terrible as a means of knowledge growth. Trying to build some edifice of knowledge is a mistake as you should well know from reading BOI. As a means of controlling other peop Anonymous Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
Wrote 2100 words re rational discussion. Posted it: https://curi.us/2224-rational-discussion-tips curi curi's Progress 2019/10/18
Try to focus on something and resolve it. Don't chaotically keep introducing new topics. If several sub-topics (of the focus topic) get introduced, pick one of those to focus on. Don't do too many things at once. Persist until some stuff actually gets curi Rational Discussion Tips 2019/10/18
I would have been ashamed that I had a sick spouse and ashamed that I had to ask people to go out of their way to accommodate us. I'd imagine that people would wonder if it was worth having me there once they found out I was going to be extra troub Anne B Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/18
People like and want lying. Example: https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/comments/djbh2r/aita_for_getting_mad_at_my_boyfriend_because_he/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/18
Upgrading OpenBSD from 6.5 to 6.6 is easy Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/17
The Nintendo Switch subreddit did a bunch of speech suppression re Blizzard's Hong Kong crap after Blizzard cancelled a Switch-related event: https://www.reddit.com/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/dieq3a/statement_from_the_rnintendoswitch_mod_team/ Th Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/10/17
Sexism Example Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/17
The only realistic way to make progress is to find some time in your life *as it is now* to make progress with, not to wait until things are easier in the future. In certain cases where something major will improve in the foreseeable future, that migh curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/17
Wrote 1100 more expanding on the same topic and figuring out a lead to write about next time. Break time now. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/17
Did stream #36 last night for 95 min. It's currently blocked due to a false copyright claim: https://curi.us/2205-youtube-and-fair-use#c13817 Today I wrote 2600 words on discussion impasses and last words. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/17
Editorial: Apple's American-made Mac Pro isn't an exit from China https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/10/14/editorial-apples-american-made-mac-pro-isnt-an-exit-from-china via Instapaper > “Google was given a complete pass on incinerating Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/17
> It struck me that I would have been embarrassed or ashamed or something to be asking about special arrangements for a sick spouse. this is weird to me. why would you be embarrassed or ashamed to do that? like, what do you imagine happens when Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/17
Encyclopedia Britannica is crap. https://www.britannica.com/place/China/The-transition-to-socialism-1953-57 > The strengths of Mao Zedong lay in agricultural policy, social change, and foreign relations, and in the mid-1950s he began to shift th Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/17
I copyright disputed my latest stream. YouTube blocked the video entirely (including the 90min of commentary on George Reismans' book following the ~11min of song commentary including a minute or two of song playback). I don't know any way to predict curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/10/16
AOPS Prealgebra Alisa Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
You don't know what overreaching is. It's about managing your rate of errors relative to your rate of correcting errors, not about avoiding problems. It's about avoiding *too many problems at once* (weighted by size, complexity, difficulty). That is a curi Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
Nonsense Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
> authoritative You use words without knowing what they mean and how to use them. You shouldn't do that. It's important to know what you know, know what you don't know. If you don't know something, don't do/use it, or else find out how to do/use it Dagny Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
Why would you get overwhelmed? Problem-solving should be fun. As universal knowledge creators, you're in no less or better position to solve your problems than anyone else. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just being authoritative. You should lea Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
another idea for studying logic Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/16
A bit later, Feynman is making arrangements to move to Los Alamos with his wife. He writes to people about possible places for her to live and receive medical care (pp. 20-21). It struck me that I would have been embarrassed or ashamed or something to Anne B Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/16
an earlier marriage decision Anne B Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/16
song analysis request: "Broken & Beautiful" by Kelly Clarkson Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/16
Added 550 words of additional thoughts on YesNo. It's one monster paragraph. I write overly long paragraphs reasonably often when doing exploratory writing because I'm mostly focused on the ideas, not on how to organize the ideas. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/16
Wrote 1500 re YesNo. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/16
Police shooting of Daniel Shaver (2016) Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/15
Keep this thread for on-topic messages. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
> So like where the fuck did Stephen get his idea? Why does this merit profanity (a high level of emphasis)? > I’m reminded of a thing people do. The paragraph starting with that sentence does a poor job of communicating what you mean. An e Anonymous Experts 2019/10/15
Wrote 300 summarizing the Criticism Quality Perceptions ideas and 1730 more about YesNo. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
#13798 Related: http://curi.us/1298-some-of-richard-feynmans-wonderfulness > Feynman went to speak to the [math] teacher, who didn't know who Feynman was and treated him like an idiot. The teacher even accused Feynman of not knowing anything abo Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/15
> how so? said stuff to address it > what do u mean? What did Feynman do? RAFO Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/15
https://twitter.com/patio11/status/1184034574545801217 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/15
> And he wouldn't even passively let it happen if people wanted to treat him as an authority; he made a genuine effort to prevent it. how so? > Finally Feynman stopped biting his tongue. what do u mean? What did Feynman do? Anonymous Some of Richard Feynman's Wonderfulness 2019/10/15
#2079 is a straw man argument. I think Stephen was very confused, rather than like knowingly creating a straw man argument. —— Quoting from #2087 (I think the author is Stephen) > Let me put it another way. We need a word for the people Anonymous Experts 2019/10/15
I had a new idea tonight and wrote an additional 1500 words on Criticism Quality Perceptions. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/15
#13363 I filed a [sourcehut feature request](https://todo.sr.ht/~sircmpwn/hg.sr.ht/29) to render .md files as Markdown. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/14
Wrote 3160 on YesNo. Sent out newsletter #97 to 607 people. Today, Project Veritas put out their video with a CNN insider. I want to watch that soon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7XZmugtLv4 curi curi's Progress 2019/10/14
Begin Logic Project Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/14
End Grammar Project Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/14
Updated Alisa's Paths Forward doc Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/14
I wrote 1320 on discussion impasses, what they are and how to rationally handle them with some examples. I don't think it's good enough for people to understand it and use it who don't already know a lot about my views on the matter. It's just explora curi curi's Progress 2019/10/13
Good comic on double standards for parenting and transsexuality: https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/dh11dg/pretty_much_sums_it_up/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
http://curi.us/2068-my-paths-forward-policy Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
#13782 I'm really surprised too, unfortunately he is not the man he purpots to be. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/13
Postmortem: incorrect quoting Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Helping verbs Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Remembering that adverbs can modify non-verbs Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/13
Well that sux A Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
I wrote 550 on not starting questions/discussion at zero and 800 on impasses. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/12
#13779 the one* Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
#13778 He's ignoring you because he thinks you are being hostile but in reality he's do one doing the hostility for not responding Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
why is Curi still not addressing this? > why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Doesn't seem like it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
#13775 Curi losing debates in the most ungraceful way possible. Other Anon Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/12
I wrote 530 words about complexity and 640 freewrite. curi curi's Progress 2019/10/11
#13774 I'm not interested in helping you since you were both dishonest and unfriendly again, in addition to being confused, low skill, and not seeking to improve. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
>> Ok, I'll transcribe something specific you talked about on stream and then I will quote what I already asked: >> At 39:57-40:04 curi said: "This is just a bunch of socially pressuring euphemisms. I don't want to talk that way, it's evil." >> Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
have you ever looked up and to the left? what do you see? Anonymous Fuck China 2019/10/11
Anonymous Fuck China 2019/10/11
#13770 I added this tag: > meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1, maximum-scale=1, user-scalable=0" Seems better for me. Tell me if you have problems. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/11
>> #13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. > The quote link is fine for quoting one comment but if you want to look back over other comments while replying and also read/include stuff from other curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
> Ok, I'll transcribe something specific you talked about on stream and then I will quote what I already asked: > At 39:57-40:04 curi said: "This is just a bunch of socially pressuring euphemisms. I don't want to talk that way, it's evil." > My curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
https://mises.org/library/californias-energy-meltdown California's power policy sucks. Old article by George Reisman. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
Mountains of Mourning Alisa What To Read 2019/10/10
I wrote 600 words on project planning and 1800 words on simplicity and complexity (trying to understand them in a context-independent way). Lunch time now. Played vindi less than i wanted yesterday. Will do that later. Might start recording or stea curi curi's Progress 2019/10/10
#13764 I have a many-year history of getting to things on my schedule, not claiming to be interested then ignoring. As I said, I haven't read your comment yet, so I don't even know if I'm interested. I can tell you, reliably, that I will read it and s curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
#13753 You don't seem to want to have this conversation. Maybe you think it is not important, idk, you don't tell. anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/10
> Why did Oliver ask Suegar that question? And what did Suegar's answer mean? I think Oliver asked because he was skeptical. He thought Miles didn't believe his own religious crap. He was right. I think that's a fairly typical kinda thing to ask. curi What To Read 2019/10/09
The Borders of Infinity Alisa What To Read 2019/10/09
I've been doing lots of writing privately lately, but yesterday I shared a writing sample: **Paths Forward vs. Closed and Certain** https://groups.google.com/d/msg/fallible-ideas/t4EFvWhuTRY/0PHNUmtxDAAJ curi curi's Progress 2019/10/09
I wrote 1001 words on Project Planning. I freewrote like 1350 words, mostly about ppl being bad at stuff like arithmetic. That's a pretty normal morning for me. Now it's lunch time. Later today, in general, I'd want to do another productive session, b curi curi's Progress 2019/10/09
Vindictus curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/pg-e-cuts-power-across-northern-california-as-winds-bring-critical-fire-danger > Large swaths of Northern California woke up without power early Wednesday as Pacific Gas & Electric began its sweep Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
Correction: "setting 1 meter equal to the length of the arc from the North Pole to the Equator going through Paris" should be "setting 1 meter equal to 1/10 000 000 of the length of the arc from the North Pole to the Equator going through Paris." Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
Seconds pendulum Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/09
#13752 Busy. Haven't read your comment yet. If you decide you don't want to have a discussion and leave, please tell me so I know. Otherwise click on "Discussion info" and learn how to get notifications for new comments. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/08
#13744 did I fail to follow the methodology you suggested? You are taking a little bit to respond and it's becoming tedious to come here to see if you responded. anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/08
I read *Mirror Dance* which is the longest one so far. I like Mark less than Miles, especially earlier on when he's more pathetic, stupid, incompetent, etc. But then he pretty magically started becoming great at lots of stuff later in the book, which curi What To Read 2019/10/08
L|ia|R J|ai|L Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/08
Vore Lore Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/07
Reading Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/10/07
#13685 here is a computer-generated transcript of the stream you linked/commented on. if you decide you want to pursue a serious discussion, this might be useful. it's not accurate enough to paste directly from, but you could still e.g. edit some Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
After a few years of looking into it - all diets are personal. The few real universals are (1) sugar and processed flours are horrible for everyone, (2) obesity is bad, and (3) all calories are not equal. Diet is 90% of physical and mental health. Anonymous Food 2019/10/06
why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
> #13733 If you don't care enough to transcribe the key quotes you're replying to, I'm not going to reply. If you won't put work into it, and you chose to create content in a format that's very hard to use, that's your problem, not mine. I don't want anon80085 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/06
I read *Labyrinth* and *The Borders of Infinity*. I particularly liked *The Borders of Infinity* because it was more sci-fi, it had a futuristic prison camp with major design differences due to using new technology. It's interesting to see speculation curi What To Read 2019/10/05
http://www.faireconomy.org/press_room/2012/report_says_forbes_400_misleads_about_wealth_and_opportunity Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/05
#13737 yes I've come to realize this is true. Anonymous FI Posting Tips 2019/10/05
How an automobile differential works Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
瑠璃? Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13735 No he doesn't handle it well. Also, when he claims to answer all criticism now we know he is lying. So when Curi pretends to be an expert in Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy. Know he is being dishonest. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
Curi is known to ignore criticism he can't answer. Instead, he will go off-topic about a minor pedantic thing. A missing comma, or a misspelled word. It is a common self-defense mechanism that people with gigantic egos and huge insecurities engage Exposed FI Posting Tips 2019/10/04
#13734 Why does curi expect people to go watch his videos but refuses to respond to those who take the time to slog through his boring video? Everyone has to watch his boring video and link time stamps and worse yet transcribe it for him, but he re Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
why does curi think that criticisms of his methods or ideas = trolling? does curi handle criticism well? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
#13733 If you don't care enough to transcribe the key quotes you're replying to, I'm not going to reply. If you won't put work into it, and you chose to create content in a format that's very hard to use, that's your problem, not mine. I don't want to curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
> #13685 Bro idk how you expect anyone to read that and know what you're talking about. Why don't you pick your one most important point and explain it well? There are multiple points that are connected and are important to be talked about. Because Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/04
#13721 only 90? Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13722 If you can't find one for yourself, you're not the kind of person that would benefit from it being pointed out for you. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/04
#13727 Why do you people need so much help with simple things? I thought Randians were advocates of self-reliance? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/04
He's trying to hide what's going on :( Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
#13723 Why are you claiming Rand's characters are rapey without providing any examples? oh my god it's turpentine Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13724 If you think curi has made a false claim about biology, why don't you write it down and link to it? oh my god it's turpentine Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Your method is anti CR. It is a form of justificationism. You are operating on the misconception that if you spend years *preparing* to discuss Popper that you will not make mistakes. Or make less mistakes. This is problem avoidance and shows igno Crypto-Anti Popperians FI Posting Tips 2019/10/03
#13648 why does curi support stealing people's money to build a wall? Does curi not know that ladders have been invented? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Why is curi pretending to be an expert in Biology? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
Why are Rand's characters so rapey? John Galt Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13721 name one Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13715 90% of what ET says are unargued assertions. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
Curi pretends to be anonymous to insult people. Calling GISTE only competent to be a Walmart cashier. Is curi a part time meneal job worker? Curi is projecting and being dishonest. Exposed Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
Curi is avoiding criticism. Curi is acting immoral. Rando Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
#13711 Why? oh my god it's turpentine Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1hQsO5wXyk&feature=em-uploademail About project with backing like NYT and Smithsonian to emphasize slavery much more in US history. I'm half way through and one of the things they *don't* criticize is the idea th curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/03
Reality exists, as opposed to solipsism or the belief that nothing exists. Do you disagree? Do you have a counter argument? I don't know what details you want. Solipsism is refuted in detail in this book https://www.amazon.com/Fabric-Reality-Parallel- Dagny Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
You're going to dishonestly initiate force, violate ET's rights, and do something illegal ... because his post *does not* violate your rights? You have made no attempt to *argue your case* that he's even done something bad, let alone something rights Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
Ill explain "males have a protective instinct" in detail, when you explain in detail the assertion "existence exists." Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/03
#13710 it is only Libel if it is untrue. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13710 is it true btw? never said it was. just heard it Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
take down names you listed of 'evaders' Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
#13709 Libeling people is serious business. Stop Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
weren't you hunting minors on irc in your teens? so the rumors have been told. Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/03
I read *Ethan of Athos* by Bujold. No Miles but still pretty good. It has a major plot problem. Two independent things happen, both related to X, at the same time. The timing is *pure coincidence* and makes a large difference to the plot. No one in th curi What To Read 2019/10/02
#13702 *Curi tries avoidance to defeat criticism.* It wasn't very effective! Sparks are flying in this heated battle! Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> I didn't end the conversation or give up, I explained some of what I was thinking. If you want to try going one thing at a time in an organized way, or use my paths forward policy, you can. I gave a couple of arguments at #13685, pick and choose Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13702 Fucking called it. Temple, you're too easy. Ya basic. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
10 Years later and still the same pedantic, narcissistic, half-wit wanna be. Temple should be thanking me for the criticism I offered for free. Not even going to bother to stick around for his response. I know exactly what he will say as he has no Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> #13693 You should consider working on your English. > I agree with the sentiment. That Temple is irrational, unreasonable, and pedantic. Fragment > More importantly, he is socially inept. > He has butchered CR to Into > an un Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
(Justin mentioned there being lots of grammar errors in two paragraphs so we both tried analyzing them independently. Here's mine. Then we'll compare to maybe find out about some errors we missed.) > He has butchered CR to an unrecognizable monstro curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
https://www.imageupload.net/image/KyQ5 Anonymous Social Rules 2019/10/02
Even if there is 0 mistakes he will ignore the criticism because he has to protect his frail ego. Temple is never wrong, Temple is infallible. ;) Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
It is hopeless though. Temple is so pedantic that he will ignore all criticism if there a single typo in a whole paragraph worth of important criticisms. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13696 Forest for the trees you pedantic imbecile. How is what he is saying not clear to you? it is your *theme*. You are all about "learn this simple thing first before you try to learn this other thing." It is what you thrive on, to smother creative Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Solzhenitsyn, sanction, and lying Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/10/02
#13693 The quote "too complex" is a misquote of me. Misquotes are one of the few things people here are asked not to do. If you misquote me again, I probably will actually end the conversation. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13693 You should consider working on your English. I agree with the sentiment. That Temple is irrational, unreasonable, and pedantic. More importantly, he is socially inept. He has butchered CR to an unrecognizable monstrosity. His epistemol Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
I didn't end the conversation or give up, I explained some of what I was thinking. If you want to try going one thing at a time in an organized way, or use my paths forward policy, you can. You seem more interested in flaming though. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13687 You're being unreasonable. You're being dishonest too. One does not call shit and asshole to other people's ideas and personas and then say that you have to have much more philosophy knowledge to know that these, in fact, aren't bad and unhelpf Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Not the same anon btw. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
Temple can never accept when he is wrong and when he is overreaching. Temple is bad at taking criticisms. Temple is overreaching when it comes to social interactions. He does not understand how to communicate. He never will because he doesn't kn Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13685 Bro idk how you expect anyone to read that and know what you're talking about. Why don't you pick your one most important point and explain it well? Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13688 Your comments are of much lower quality and complexity than what I already know about the matter. They are not directly useful to me. If you want to help me, realistically you need to first learn a bunch about philosophy. Without that, you're b curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13687 Because this is about your mistakes and so you should be interested in that. Actually, I'm the one offering the free ice cream, you are the most benefited with this conversation. And all of what I wrote were *suggestions*, not orders, so I'm no Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13685 Why should I do my very best, and put extra work into this, for you? You're being very demanding. I don't owe you anything. You should be happy to get attention instead of complaining that your free ice cream isn't the most expensive one in the curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> 39:32-39:44: My main goal of me coming here was to try to change your attitude. If you are going to call people assholes it's evident they are not going to be comfortable. This has to be a space of ideas where that kind of unfruitful, negative judgm Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
> I commented on this on stream at https://youtu.be/hssy5DKMh4w I think you shouldn't have commented that on stream. It's harder to have a proper discussion. Because it's too laborious to transcribe big sections of what you've said, I will point Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/02
#13683 I'm seeing a page for uploading an image that will be deleted after first view. I'm guessing you used that, so your link is not a permalink. Please don't. curi Social Rules 2019/10/02
https://unsee.cc/796bbcc6/ Anonymous Social Rules 2019/10/02
> Males have bigger muscles and a protective instinct. The claim that males have a protective instinct is an unargued assertion. If you want to have a productive discussion, you'll have to go into detail instead of saying things like "The basic dat Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov_oLnBEVhc Doing zelda botw shrines without being able to see, but with twitch chat seeing the game and giving tips. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
Males have bigger muscles and a protective instinct. I'm not going into great detail because there isn't a need to, not for making such an elementary point that biology matters and affects how the individual integrates with reality. The basic d Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usSfgHGEGxQ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
> Since your not a Leftist, Im assuming you understand why it is wrong for "male biological individuals who identify as female" to compete against females. Yeah, being male affects muscles. > Females multi-task better, because their brains are curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Ill go with google's definition, "Nature-the basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it." I mean nature of the person as a whole, mind and body. Our mind cant do anything, unless it works through the b Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13675 You haven't said what you mean by "nature". If you mean their mind – e.g. wanting to wear makeup, or starting fist fights – no, that's ideas, many of which people get from their culture. curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Does biology affect a male vs a females nature? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
> I don't see a point though continuing, because there is clearly a genetic component to IQ. You don't want to discuss it because, as a non-expert who is unfamiliar with arguments that disagree with you – such as http://bactra.org/weblog/520.htm curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Ok, I understand your last statement now. I don't see a point though continuing, because there is clearly a genetic component to IQ. Why would evolution affect everything except our brain? Especially given that our brain becoming big enough to unde Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13671 I already said: > I don't think IQ is biological. You aren't listening and don't seem interested in trying to get better at this. curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
My only point was that biology matters. You said it doesn't, implying "humans are only ideas." Is this a fair assessment of your view, or what you meant? I don't have to get into the nitty gritty of it to demonstrate that it matters, because my Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13669 Good point that she may have been directed to do it but got declined. FYI, based on that account, Minsky's wife seems to be a liar: https://nypost.com/2019/08/09/jeffrey-epsteins-alleged-sex-slave-reveals-the-men-she-claims-she-was-forced-to Anonymous Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/01
Minsky allegations Alisa Dishonest Thinking About Sex with Minors 2019/10/01
#13667 You aren't giving any details or specific regarding your claims about IQ, Taleb, male/female (you made a scientific claim with no source), etc. You don't have to start by trying to debate an expert on a complex issue. Start with something th curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
I've made my point that biology matters with male and female, so I think Im done here. I am new to debate, but you have to start somewhere. We disagree about IQ. I am not an expert, its true, but I do know enough of the science to know that IQ i Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13664 I commented on this on stream at https://youtu.be/hssy5DKMh4w The comments end at 49:20, so go back like 10min before that. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
> IQ does affect your ability to grasp ideas and implement them. People with higher IQ's are more likely to produce (whatever their trade) more effectively. Setting aside that IQ is largely a myth, and just treating it as a vague approximation whic curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
>> Being hostile purposefully > in general, no This is from the pdf of the discord discussion with Felix the cat (available at http://curi.us/ebooks): Felix The Cat 21-Aug-19 09:13 PM Does it happen often to you that you are accused of being Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
IQ does affect your ability to grasp ideas and implement them. People with higher IQ's are more likely to produce (whatever their trade) more effectively. IQ also matters with higher level abstractions and only genius with IQ over a certain level c Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
#13556 If you want to analyze better, it helps to get the full text of the scenes and comment on exact quotes. After you do what you can, you can read other people's analysis and compare and learn some things you missed. Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/10/01
#13564 That single mention of "economist George Reisman", and one paragraph quote, does not endorse or recommend Reisman, doesn't really try to promote him, and omits relevant facts like that he's an Objectivist, his associations with Mises and Rand, Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/10/01
My view is that biology doesn't matter to thinking. If you want qualifiers like "unless there is severe brain damage, which sometimes has biological causes" or "unless there is a genetic mutation which prevents a brain from being created at all, so th curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
Thank you for clearing that up, it was very confusing seeing some posts by "curi" and some by "Elliot Temple." I understand your point about the 2%, what I meant was that 98% of us is monkey and only our human consciousness is a blank slate. I alre Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/10/01
why does this look like one long convo of you talking to urself? Anonymous Two Discord Logs 2019/10/01
> Being hostile purposefully in general, no > and interfering negatively (like spamming) while conversations are taking place. yes. that's basically vandalism which is violating property rights. it's also basically in the category of disobey curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
#13644 > When they use force and then reject problem solving, refuse to stop, and use more force. I don't know what you mean by force. Can you put in general terms what are the circumstances you consider someone is using force in a public chat? I'l Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
> Why would someone send me a link to someone elses work? I obviously thought you were directly linking something specific you wrote. > Why dont you give me a link to your multi-blog series rather than someone elses stuff? I did directly link yo curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13574 I watched some. The guy seems really rotten. Especially when he wanted to do match fixing fraud for both public reputation and to scam 5k of prizes from the ppl putting on the match. And he was dumb enough to suggest it to a non-friend who said curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
I clicked here from one of his videos. I could obviously tell I was on the same blog when I clicked on your link, but no I did not know whos blog it was when I first got here. Why would someone send me a link to someone elses work? I obviously tho Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13651 You can't tell that I'm the blog owner, or can't tell that the post you were linked to is on the same blog you're currently at? Your comments strike me as aggressive, unserious and ignorant. If you don't want to say something substantial – curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
The person who wrote the link you sent sounded like an apologist. I figured it was something you wrote, since you linked it... Where is your position? Send me a link to that then. I did define my position, "The human is born with a monkey nature, Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13649 > I read it and it sounded like an apologist. The person didn't flat out say biology matters or biology doesn't matter, they just went on about how culture influences it. I can't tell if you're accusing me of being an apologist or the ot curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
So, what's your actual point with IQ? I read it and it sounded like an apologist. The person didn't flat out say biology matters or biology doesn't matter, they just went on about how culture influences it. Define your position. Does biology ma Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
> so I was wondering if you were with the "Harry B.'s" of ObLeftivism... No. I'm no leftist. I'm a fan of David Horowitz and Ann Coulter. Ted Cruz was my first choice for president, Trump second. I want a southern border wall, to end anchor babies, curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
> If Ayn Rand really thought biology didnt matter, then she was wrong. Then David Deutsch and I are wrong too. Did you want to have a rational debate about this? We could do it e.g. in this thread: http://curi.us/2056-iq curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13643 Objectivism is not 100% integrated correctly with mans nature and reality, Rand had blind spots. I am an admirer of Rand and she helped me a good deal, but I am not an Objectivist. I will never be one. I am a rational egoist and radical for Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13644 When they use force and then reject problem solving, refuse to stop, and use more force. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
Bans Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/30
#13641 Why do you ask? Are you looking for resources to help you learn Oism and you aren't sure if HB offers enough value? Or something else? Kate Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/30
#13641 http://curi.us/1930-harry-binswanger-refuses-to-think Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/29
#13515 so, is Harry Binswager a real objectivist? Is he a good representation of Objectivism? Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/29
Tip for applying decals with Windex Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/28
#13638 I agree. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/28
#13601 This story leaves out how other people pressured you to program certain features. Mostly, other people can't program you. But then can punish you unless you accomplish certain things they choose, pass certain tests, etc. Those threatened and Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/09/28
#13385 Soros is not basing his ideas on CR and didn't learn much from Popper. *Open Society* is a pretty good book. Popper doesn't pretend to be a free trader or capitalist economist (as e.g. Hayek did). He's not into limited, small government and curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/28
> What is *intuition*? Is it automated knowledge? Yes intuition is automated knowledge. And I just talked about this topic in my new podcast: https://curi.us/podcast/sense-of-life-learning-and-practice curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/28
#13634 my idea of something fun was to eat sugary food or drink alcohol and maybe talk to people on voice chat. But the alcohol would lead to consequences and I would feel bad about it. I could probably do something both fun and productive like work o Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/28
Totally honest, I feel like finding something fun to do that's not long term. I drank a lot of caffeine. This is irrational? Is there any criticism to the morality of this? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/28
Rough estimates: 20% of ppl over 5, 50% of ppl over 10, 80% of ppl over 15, 95% of ppl over 20, and 99% of ppl over 25 are horribly dishonest and will never recover. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/28
#13631 That's the wrong method. Start simpler in the first place instead of making a complicated mess then trying to fix it. Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/28
#13628 What point(s) could be made simpler and how? Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/28
#13614 > Your counter example is wrong. First, you changed the wording significantly. The original argument claims that if the result of a process has bias, the process has bias. Your example doesn't deal with processes. True. I think what happe Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/27
#13625 I think it's about Russell being an apologist for evil. He was more of a helper of evil than an evil leader. Roughly along those lines. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/27
#13626 You're making it complicated. You should keep it simple. Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/27
I read *The Vor Game* and *Cetaganda*. They are fun Miles books comparable to *The Warrior's Apprentice*. I'm glad. The books have some flaws but are readable. I find most books pretty much unreadable. They are the fantasy or adventure in space curi What To Read 2019/09/27
#13615 > You have given no argument that life (the earlier concept) is denied. To see how life (the earlier concept) is denied, consider an example, e.g. altruism. First, maybe consider this, though. VoS: > Let me stress this. The first Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/27
What does Rand mean by [David] Hume being the Bertrand Russell of his time? *Return of the Primitive*, ch 5: > If you observe that ever since Hume and Kant (mainly Kant, because Hume was merely the Bertrand Russell of his time) ... N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/27
thanks this solved my sudoku Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/27
weird deja vu happening. Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/27
#13621 red is too scary for me to handle. it gives me strong bodily stress and nightmares. it's hard to look people in the eyes even in photographs or cartoons. Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/26
#13620 bro, AWALT Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/26
#13619 how does this work with autistic girls? normal relationship stuff isn't interesting and meeting normal social expectations is difficult or impossible. brain generates too many 'delusions'. Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/26
#13618 https://www.girlschase.com/how-to-make-girls-chase Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/26
how do i get a cute autistic gf? Anonymous Social Rules 2019/09/26
I've recently moved interstate and started out with a new job. Busy sorting things out, but I should be able to get back to this conversation soon. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/09/26
If u try to use a checkers strategy in a monopoly game (out of context), that is not a denial of checkers. Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/26
#13613 You have given no argument that life (the earlier concept) is denied. You just asserted that it is. You appear to be arbitrarily equating using something outside the context of X with denying X, like you can't tell the difference between those Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/26
#13612 Your counter example is wrong. First, you changed the wording significantly. The original argument claims that if the result of a process has bias, the process has bias. Your example doesn't deal with processes. Second, the process that produce Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/26
#13606 I think the answer to my question ("is using the concepts of 'good' and 'bad' outside of the context of life an example of the stolen concept fallacy?") is "yes". http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/stolen_concept,_fallacy_of.html > The Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/26
https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1177222955211939841 : > “If you see a resulting end product that seems to encode a bias of one sort or another, there must have been that bias in the process that produced that end result” - Google whis Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/26
If you talk about something and I think what you're saying is wrong and/or basic stuff that I already know, *and* I think your methodology is irrational, then you aren't offering value. Debating you about something, or answering your questions, whe curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/25
FI is a place for *trading value*. Discussion is a value to us *if* it follows rational methodology. So a good format for talking is *two section posts*, one section where the new person gets info about some topic of interest to them, and one secti curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/25
> I came across an MIT OpenCourseWare course that talked about them. > > It said calculus was a prerequisite. Link? Calculus is not a prerequisite for understanding or working formally with infinite sets. However, calculus might be a prerequisite Alisa Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2019/09/25
Requirements For Philosophy Discussions curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/25
Standards of success Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/25
#13603 I brought up the definition of stolen concept because Harry Binswanger advocated memorizing the definitions of key Objectivist terms in his lecture on how to study Rand's writings. I thought it was a good example of where his advice was relevan Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/25
TWOP's last and final response to me on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/cq0ex8/scholarly_criticism_jordan_petersons_sloppy_cite/f0oiygv/ > (TWOP) probably too indoctrinated in the cult of Rand to see how bizarre you N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/25
https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27593253/why-grandmasters-magnus-carlsen-fabiano-caruana-lose-weight-playing-chess : > [Magnus Carlsen] has even managed to optimize ... sitting... Carlsen claims that many chess players crane their necks too fa Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/25
#13600 I agree that it was bad to not think of using the lexicon. Not thinking of using the lexicon was a symptom of not wanting to put much thought into the stolen concept question myself at the time. It felt like a side question that popped up, a Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/25
I think that TWOP is being unreasonable in the discussion on Reddit. TWOP's latest response and my final reply to TWOP on this subject follows below. Thanks, Kate, for good contributions. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/ N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
I am a self-programming program Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/24
#13599 It seems bad that you study Objectivism so much but don't think to use the lexicon. http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/stolen_concept,_fallacy_of.html If you consider the first quote from that page, you may be able to answer your own quest Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
> Do you know the definition of the stolen concept fallacy? Did you recall it to mind, in words, when trying to analyze this? I don't remember putting specific words to my understanding of the stolen concept fallacy. I think I had a gist in mind. I Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
> Distill.io does website change tracking. Someone from the site emailed me and claimed to be a fan of my work. He offered $5 off the basic plan for my readers. There is a free plan too. Based on the homepage, it looks like it might work pretty well. J How Comments Work 2019/09/24
> (btw, is using the concepts of “good” and “bad” outside of the context of life an example of the stolen concept fallacy?) Do you know the definition of the stolen concept fallacy? Did you recall it to mind, in words, when trying to analyz Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
Distill.io does website change tracking. Someone from the site emailed me and claimed to be a fan of my work. He offered $5 off the basic plan for my readers. There is a free plan too. Based on the homepage, it looks like it might work pretty well. curi How Comments Work 2019/09/24
There is a #1 way that new people cause problems, bother longtime members, and get in trouble. It is *quoting related errors*, including misstating someone's belief or statement without using a quote. Misquoting someone intentionally is *fraud*, wh curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/24
> The whole anti-meta-discussion viewpoint, in part, means *divorcing the discussion from life*. Have the discussion out of context of the people in the discussion. And if you are divorcing something from life and morality, then you're missing the Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
Discussion methodology and life methodology don't cleanly separate (and the anti-meta ppl are hostile even to abstract discussion methodology concepts, jfc). An example overlapping point is how much time to spend on what. Another is what emotions to h curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
#13588 The whole anti-meta-discussion viewpoint, in part, means *divorcing the discussion from life*. Have the discussion out of context of the people in the discussion. But things like the interests of the people in the discussion, and the alterna curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
#13586 TWOP was a *fan* of me. What changed? What does he think changed? Was it just that he was only a fan before he found out I like Rand (which I advertise all over the place), or is something else going on? curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
I read Bujold's: - Dreamweaver's Dilemma - Falling Free - Shards of Honor - Aftermaths - Barrayar - Mountains of Mourning The first 5 of those 6 predate Miles, the main character who I liked in *The Warrior's Apprentice* who I believe is al curi What To Read 2019/09/24
I should have linked Peikoff's essay again. The last 3 Peikoff quotes in my message #13588 are from here: http://www.peikoff.com/essays_and_articles/fact-and-value/ Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
#13586 >>> (TWOP) However, note that the behavior that I mention is present in Temple's writing. For example, X person said this and I disagree thus X person is bad. He seems incapable of separating having a bad idea vs being a bad person. People Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/24
> You could, e.g., discuss Rand with other people who have put more effort in trying to understand her. The above was part of the response quote. Unfortunately I wasn't careful enough and got it separated in the #12586 post above. N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/23
#13585 Thank you, Kate. I have pointed TWOP to your post. TWOP's reply below and my reply to him. He dropped Rand and started to attack Elliot instead. https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/cq0ex8/scholarly_criticism_jordan_pe Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/23
>>her inability to separate people from ideas is pathological Here's a link to share when ppl start on the usual, borrowed lines about Rand not separating people from ideas. I suspect that one thing going on is that ppl dislike the idea of judging Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/23
#13529 I now understand more why you do not respect Yaron Brook intellectually, Curi. (Shorter version of my response on YouTube.) https://youtu.be/UcfDAyLmHGk?t=6687 ARI is awful. In this video they have a discussion panel with Eric Weinstei N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/23
Yes, my grammar work is optimized for not getting criticism. One reason I'm happy with my grammar work is that I'm scared of criticism and I'm not getting much right now. I don't think fear is a good reason to be doing something. On the other ha Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/23
https://www.reddit.com/r/IntellectualDarkWeb/comments/cq0ex8/scholarly_criticism_jordan_petersons_sloppy_cite/f16sk6h/?context=3 In the Reddit thread I asked TheWorldOfParmenides (TWOP) what his criticism of Rand is. TWOP answered: > By readi N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/23
#13580 That's hard because you mostly post about grammar which is optimized for *not* getting into philosophical issues, so it's hard to turn up the criticism. I could try to read your grammar stuff in more detail and give more detailed grammar critic curi Anne Discussion 2019/09/22
a little more criticism Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/22
Benjamin Franklin's way of acquiring virtues Alisa XVII 2019/09/21
> You were right that I can't take criticism without getting angry, so Philosophy might not be for me. That means TheCriticalRat needs philosophy *more*. If you're irrational, that is *more reason*, not less, to study how to be more rational. Dagny List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/21
TheCriticalRat Reddit Message curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/21
The Problem with Liberalism Pomodoro Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/21
DD on meditation Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNHbm7GBHwg This video could be used to learn about lying and mistakes. There's a lot to analyze in it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13572 JBP's math is wrong. You know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl and they know 1k ppl. A billion ppl? No! There's tons of overlap. I'd estimate the real number is less than 10% of that. I think he's wrong by a lot. Anonymous Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
This JBP video is relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMj9wsrPE5U& Some of my notes from the video: You are going to pay a price for *everything* you choose to do or choose to not do. Don't give selective attn to risks of speaking up with Kate Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
#13570 Warning: the y-axis of the graph doesn't start at 0. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
[image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13568 If you think the moral and practical conflict, then if you share practical values they are immoral, or you can share moral values which are impractical, or you can stfu. Dagny Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
> (One reason people hide their values is because they think morality and pragmatism conflict. So by sharing values, they must damn themselves as either immoral or impractical.) I'm unclear on the last sentence. When I think of sharing values, I im Kate Fear of Future Employers 2019/09/20
> This logic is not correct. > 1 does not say anything about the case where X *has not* written at least one thing that is great, only about the case where X *has* written at least one thing that is great. > So 1 leaves open the possibility that N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
greatness logic Anne B Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13561 I just "speed listened" to a couple of chapters of *Equal Is Unfair*. Brook cites Reisman in ch 3 (50' in on the Audible version) regarding free workers and slaves. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/20
#13561 Thx. I have read Reisman's criticism of Piketty. Reisman's criticism of P is the best that I know of. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
> Babies and young children appear to have emotions. It seems a bit improbable they already learned them from people somehow. So what's going on? > Seeing a behavior we associate with an emotion does not mean the person is feeling that emotion. The Alisa XVII 2019/09/19
Great criticism of Piketty, from a student of both Rand and Mises, which ARI (including Yaron Brook personally, he's guilty here) does not advertise/promote because they are traitors to reason and Objectivism: https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.co curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
>> after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great > You're mistaken. You did not write that. You are correct. My mistake. > Did you reread what you wrote? Going by incorrect memory is a common error, but actually reading the text you N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
A Relevant Discord Reply curi Lots of Thoughts 2019/09/19
> after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great You're mistaken. You did not write that. Did you reread what you wrote? Going by incorrect memory is a common error, but actually reading the text you wrote and misunderstanding it is also Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
> That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Ok. My mistake. Was there a reason to believe that I could answer anything but "no" to such a question after I wrote that I do not think that Brook is great? N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/19
I posted this on the FI discord a while ago. I think I will do a cleaner version of this later on, because what I wrote were my unfiltered thoughts. >I'm already forgetting a lot of what i watched. >The boy was praising his society but acted like Anonymous Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings 2019/09/18
status report Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/18
unbounded criticism Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/18
> I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is good? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/18
Archive of my comment linked at the top of my blog post curi People are Wrong then Ignore Criticism 2019/09/18
#13548 Ah, good research. I tentatively think you're right. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13547 Fixed curi Social Rules 2019/09/18
Postmortem for my almost-blank comment (#13541) Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
"instead of" vs "rather than" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
Typo alert N Social Rules 2019/09/18
> #13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. I wonder if the prepositio Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13534 Is there a way to search on a particular persons posts on Reddit? I tried to look for any criticism of Rand by TheWorldOfParmenides on Reddit but I couldn't find any. After that I tried to ask him in the very thread that Curi links to what Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/18
> Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is great? I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. I said: "But why don't you [curi] respect Yaron intellectualy? I don't find him that bad." N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? > I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in econ N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13539 Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. > Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. I think the comma af Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
Social rules are an instance of unclear or arbitrary moderation rules (such as the moderation rules for typical online discussion forums). These kinds of rules limit what people say and serve to prevent unbounded discussions. Alisa Social Rules 2019/09/17
Form of verb following "instead of" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. >Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. i read that thru a so Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Pronouncing "Alisa" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
It's a weird complaint, btw. Mises was a big Rand fan. DD used to be a pretty big Rand fan and still agrees with her about most stuff. Also, TheWorldOfParmenides won't give any anti-Rand arguments... Also, I take it he found my blog posts critic curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
TheWorldOfParmenides is now attempting to publicly harm my reputation and dishonestly defaming me. I think it's an attempt to seek revenge because I made a fool of him by quoting exactly what he said without significant commentary or analysis. htt curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? Here is some Brook criticism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995Riq8JdUo > If it is wrong and comes from an ARI "front figure", doesn't it merit a rebuttal so that curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13529 > [#13526] Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? I agree regarding Ben Shapiro. But why don't you respect Yaron inte N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13525 #13528 Some good analysis IMO. > >Better yet, spend 2 years as intellectual historian and read actual philosophers and realize that **Objectivism stole from some of the best** and Rand added her own poorly thought out ideas. > this senten curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13526 Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting t Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
> 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* Correction: "Intro Objectivism". N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
Ben Shapiro had Yaron Brook on his show recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z55TXWTRHW0 Have you seen it, Curi, and if so, do you have plans to do video commentary on it? Content: 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* 00:05:13 - *Selfishness N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting to Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
schools should stop making ppl read stuff they don't want to read if ur bored by it, then either 1) you shoudn't read it; or 2) you should read it but don't know how/why well enough, you're missing some knowledge about why it's interesting and usef curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/16
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Good point. One exception to my lifespan-related goal is that I might do something risky to save a loved one who is, say, trapped in a burning building or something. That should be a really unusual s Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/16
Most people are bad at judging what is bad / good research. How does one become better at judging what is bad / good research? What are some of the most common things to look for? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/15
#13520 People don't judge things by economic efficiency. People don't actually think the price of something tells you the amount it matters. People don't conserve stuff based on its price. People have *social metaphysics*. They are second-han Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
it seems really frowned upon by older people to "waste" food. oh wait, actually maybe its frowned upon by culture in general. i looked up "why do old people get annoyed when you waste food" all the links were recent, and based off the title they we Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
> I don't think whether or not I violate people's privacy is about my intentions. I think that's about the facts of my actions. I agree. I made an error skipping this step in my thought process, jumping to the below step directly. > However, he' N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/15
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? > Other big ones for many people are prestige, reputation and career. I guess I have some goals in those areas, but they aren't my Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/14
I've updated the post with a followup comment from TheWorldOfParmenides. In it he calls me predictable. Ironically, I checked reddit for the specific purpose of checking for a new message of that nature from him, which makes him predictable. curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
#13511 Yeah, I think you mostly understood it. Regarding this: >> Looks like you also violate people's privacy and post their emails publicly if they ever leave your little group. and > "Looks like you also violate people's privacy" is referr curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
> What are the potential referents that you see for "its"? It could be referring to "Ayn Rand's philosophy" or "The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy". The latter s Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
> The second "are" looks to be a typo/editing error. Yes. I've deleted it. >> Do you agree that you have made many mistakes in just these two paragraph? No. The post wasn't trying to be a basic introduction to Objectivism that informs people curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
>> The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy which clearly and directly states otherwise, and argues its case. > This writing is poor. You have carelessly repeated the wor Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Poor quality writing Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Attempt at analysis of above discussion (TheWorldOfParmenides parts). > TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invi N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
Introductory Stuff Anonymous FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
#13508 Maybe you could become hostile to Objectivism (for example) while still engaging with public criticism. Sounds kinda hard tho. You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? Other big Dagny Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
Serious potential problems in my life that I'd like to prevent Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
People cannot and should not offer all information preemptively. Instead, people mention information and you can pick and choose which parts to ask more about. If you do this badly, you won’t have much success at FI. If you assume people don’t hav Dagny FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
There is good explanation of why FI is hard at https://curi.us/2174-differences-between-my-free-resources-and-paid-help curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
> do you think there is a general purpose way an individual can engage in to help mainstream institutions error correct? Write, YouTube, podcast. > A good example is education. Is there an approachable way an individual can take to tilt it towar curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/13
> #13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but "I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's Kate Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/13
#13487 Thanks ! > So a very reasonable option is to work a non-special job That's a really good point. Don't have to be rich to become a better thinker. I also listened in the 'Humans matter' podcast. I liked it. I was wondering, do you thi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
Proposal for a personal list of big problems & solutions Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/12
#13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but"I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's not Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
From the FI discord: [4:15 PM] TheRat: curi clearly has autism and has no idea how to socialize, take jokes or even understand what people are saying in-explicitly. Trying to build a philosophical world view based on his failure to understand peopl Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
programmers who don't like math are where bugs come from Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
> Take some time to research and understand the pressure women are under. The post is about some of the pressure women are under, and is criticizing that pressure. You don't seem to have understood it. > Also, the implication that you can't be t curi Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13496 Also, the implication that you can't be traditionally feminine while pursuing knowledge and education is disgusting. Think about if you were told your masculinity was getting in the way of your education. You would be outraged. Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
Misogyny Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13494 No? curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
remove my name from your list, orange bro. kevin List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
#13491 Updated the link to http://bactra.org/weblog/520.html curi Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
#13490 You're right. My mistake. I've edited it. curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
> Yet More on the Heritability and Malleability of IQ That link is not working anymore. N Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
> Never use quotes when something isn’t an exact quote. Never manually type quotes, only copy/paste. (*The one exception* is you can manually type in quotes from a paper book, but be careful to copy the exact words and review it for typos.) (My e N FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
I also reread *Elantris* by Brandon Sanderson. It's great but I've read it too many times. I didn't pay a lot of attention. (I'm reading these books with Voice Dream Reader. I often read audio+visual, but also a lot with just audio, and with audio onl curi What To Read 2019/09/12
Hotels/motels without air conditioning Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/11
> However, those skills are hard to trade (you can't setup a 'reason' store near your house and expect people to pay you) in a market-place. To my understanding, it seems as though the best skill to power up in, is programming. Philosophy – rati curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
I read *Space Viking* by H. Beam Piper. OK. Not great. I read *The Warrior's Apprentice* by Lois Bujold. I liked it a lot! I recommend it! And now I see that it's a series. There are like 30 books by this author in this world! https://en.wikipedia. curi What To Read 2019/09/11
How Long To Learn FI Basics? curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/11
> I’ll try respond to more of what you wrote when I get the chance. To be clear (since I didn't say anything), my plan is just to wait for this. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/09/11
Skills to power up Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
#13481 A mistake is something that's wrong. Like saying 2+2=8, saying your red ball is blue, or thinking it's a good idea to bet your life savings on thousands of lotto tickets. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
I have trouble understanding what the abstract concept of a mistake is. Can anyone help me out? Like you could tell me where I could get explanations of what a mistake is? I think one thing that might help me is to see what some examples of mistakes a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
Hi, I'm new to this forum. #13478 I don't think I would try mindfulness meditation because I don't know what the standard is to judge whether you're doing it in a way where you can make progress. My guess is that it's similar to learning how to pay k Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
rucka > cropper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQn1BQL1xws Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/09
Has anyone tried mindfulness meditation here? What are some criticisms or arguments for the practice? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Brett vs. Rafe curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Eating when not hungry Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/08
#13461 My argument about hunger and the enjoyment of food from #13429 treated hunger and tastiness as binary. This is OK, even though hunger and tastiness actually exist in degrees or levels. Here's why: Hunger levels higher than 4 are irreleva Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/07
>> and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
*isn't Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
The sidebar is mobile-friendly either. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> #13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. The quote link is fine for quoting one comment but if you want to look back over other comments while replying and also read/include stuff from other co Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
>and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> JustinCEO: well i would say this. chats are okay but i think they are more supplementary. > But I think you kinda like chats. And you had like a 500 message chat with Freeze after saying this, which seems more than supplementary. > Seems a bit Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Discord Comments curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
When I say hard to read comments above I mean when I scroll up from the text input I have to also scroll across because the text is enlarged. And then it is easy to get into a mess if you are copy pasting text. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13464 - like just now when I hit reply the box starts small and then jumps to screen width when I start typing. But now it is hard to read the comments and text above and the font is scaled up. So I'm pinch zooming and that makes the comment box smal Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13463 In what sense is the comment box not mobile friendly? It is a standard text area. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Fucked up the first quote. It would be nice to have a preview feature or something. Or even a comment box that is mobile friendly - I'm posting from a phone and it is awkward. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
FoR, page 10: > ... it has been conjectured that [ancient Romans] specific plumbing techniques, based on lead pipes, which poisoned their drinking water, contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. DD doesn't provide a reference. He just g Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Levels of tastiness and hunger Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/06
> Do you know any generally applicable ways to correct for this error? I am interpreting the error as: overcomplicating logical reasoning processes unnecessarily. Don't be satisfied with messy solutions. Look for good, simple solutions. Try to s Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/06
#13454 > This is because all the labels make claims about where the gold is, so knowing where the gold is makes those claims simple to evaluate. Ah yes. Agreed. I see what you mean now. > This is both an extra step, and harder steps, compared Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13329 I did Youngblood on stream at https://youtu.be/EvGcO4PdVIc starting at 36:30 curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/05
#13456 You may think so intellectually, and it may *very roughly* correspond to reality, but there is no way that's actually, fully what you do. IRL you do consider degrees of tastiness at least some. Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13453 I was aiming to maximize my total enjoyment from the taste of food over the course of time. However, I haven't been thinking in terms of *degrees* of hunger or *degrees* of tastiness. Instead, I was just treating hunger and tastiness as bin Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
I liked this vid. Molyneux sucks. Despite his flaws, Tew has great points sometimes (this is 2 years old, he hasn't uploaded for over a month, not much since making a fool of himself by being dishonest with/about Rucka). https://www.youtube.com/watch? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
The way I did it, which is also what Brilliant's solution does, is consider the three cases for where the gold is, then evaluate which statements are true given that gold placement. > You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficie Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
How do you define maximizing the enjoyment you get from the taste of food? Do you mean total enjoyment over the course of time, or highest maximum enjoyment? Example: You eat once in a day and are hungry so you get enjoyment 10 out of it; total enj Anne B Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13450 *Updated solution* The problem says exactly one of the statements is true. That gives us three cases: Box 1's statement is true, Box 2's statement is true or Box 3's statement is true. We can rule out Box 2's statement being true becau Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13450 > Your division into two cases was disorganized and confusing. You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficient detail. > It was a typical approach that can make sense in normal contexts but it wasn't customized for Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
That question is alright. Maybe it'd help. But I think a lot of people use Brilliant and don't learn much, so I think something more is required than just doing it. Also you did the question poorly but I don't think you would have learned that just Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
> Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about You are right, I completely forgot about the need for an account to see any of the quizzes. #13448 Agreed. I think this Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13447 You were told what sort of examples to post: > post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about, it would not Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13444 > Your alleged follow up on #13416 does not do the thing #13416 said to: post examples. To see examples, click on any of the three introductory quizzes ('Warmup puzzles', 'Truth-seeking' or 'Strategic deductions'), which one can access v Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13445 > In that case, then, whenever I'm wondering whether I should eat, I should first find out whether I am hungry. That should be: If maximizing my enjoyment from the taste of food is the most important thing to me about eating, then, wh Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
#13429 Before I had the ideas in #13429, I thought that the only significant advantage of eating only when hungry versus other eating policies was that it was both healthy and coercion-free. But if my reasoning in #13429 is correct, then eating only w Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
> #13416 Follow up post: And #13416 says: >> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? > If you try those, post examp Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
Brilliant.org Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
#13440 Do you have any summary, conclusions, arguments or explanations? It's like a big pile of data. What do you make of it? Have you analyzed it? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
I'm up to Lecture 3 and Homework 2 in Peikoff's grammar course. So far I think I'm learning from it and I plan to continue with it. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/04
Why gun control is unconstitutional in the USA Our founding fathers, past tyrants, etc. Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
> Chicken posted a few times in March 2019 and stopped without giving any reason. Might have been the farmer :) But I think you mean "Chipkin". Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/04
#13430 > Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Agreed. > Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. Yeah. Even if you overeat, hunger is still the bottleneck. > It just g Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/03
#13436 It is. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The last quote on the Brett Hall part should be: >>So, you teach bad ideas, from a position of authority, to vulnerable students. Fuck you. > >Not all schools are alike. The students know what I think of the bad ideas. Typically they come away fr Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
#13434 Yeah, looking for patterns was the primary purpose. curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
What's the purpose of making the list? Are there patterns you can see when looking at all this stuff together? Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
A who's who of interesting and creative people. Thankfully, your coercive methods did not kill their sparks! Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The quotation levels seem wrong in the Brett Hall segment. Things at the same level appear to be written by different people. Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
There are some problems with the first two paragraphs. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. It just gets a bit more use out of the bottleneck, but it's still an amount of eating proportional to Dagny Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
Hunger and the enjoyment of food Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
> This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. I don't agree with what I think you mean. His older works remain some of the best there is. E.g. his books and physics papers should absolutely be taken seriously. For curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
#13423 #13424 thx, i fixed the typos curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
I read *Old Man's War* by John Scalzi. It was OK. A decent military sci-fi novel. Nothing too special about it. It was readable. Lots of books are bad – and I think I'm a bit picky – so that's pretty good. Found via https://www.tor.com/2012/10/28/ curi What To Read 2019/09/02
This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. AnonyMouse David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Yes. Dagny David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Anonymous David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> > Except when an important person or a doctor’s family member is on the table, that is. “They call and say, ‘Dr. Jones’ wife is having surgery,’” Green-Golden said. “You didn’t call when I was having surgery. You didn’t call when m Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
Filthy surgical instruments: The hidden threat in America’s operating rooms Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
#13417 My link to theroot.com was broken. There was a newline between the link title and the URL. Maybe I thought it had been word-wrapped to the next line. I'm unclear on what I should do to better notice this problem going forward. Maybe I need to u Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? If you try those, post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13411 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/q-PlGE3d7EU/Yw_Bze5_AAAJ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13410 Ah I see - thank-you for that. Grim. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
world record paper airplane instructions Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Improving logical analysis Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13409 I'm not aware of any acceptable alternative schools. See e.g.: http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDTCSvsSudburyValley.html http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDNon-coerciveSchools.html http://curi.us/1793-ray-girn-the-self-made-child-maria-montessoris- curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13407 Agreed. The only way to teach morally is to teach at some alternative school where the curriculum is student directed... wherever that exists. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13406 Yeah. Why would someone who understood even a tenth of what those schools are actually like want to actively participate in doing that to kids? There are much better things to do in life. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Teaching Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Also Tew, Rucka, Cropper and others keep trying to comment on and talk about and respond to *people with larger audiences*, people who get a bunch of attention. I do that much less. I think doing it a bit is legitimate because you want to respond to t curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Brandon Cropper The Pandering Popularizer curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Ayn Rand on man having a "tendency" to evil Alisa Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
> “Correct in general” implies that it is not absolutely true. Do you mean *logically* implies, or did you bring up some other kind of implication (what? vague, ambiguous, maybe-hinting?) in a discussion involving logical deduction, without lab Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/28
> “Correct in general” implies that it is not absolutely true. Making a weaker statement does *not* imply that (the speaker believes that) a stronger statement would be false. >>> Yes, that FYI is technically false outside CLT, but I did cla Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/28
Spelling error Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/28
Life below Zero Andy Alisa Discussion 2019/08/28
#13397 Yeah. For one thing, in plastic porta potties, the waste stays in the porta potty rather than going into a hole in the ground. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
#13396 And plastic porta potties are different. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
"pit toilet" and "outhouse" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/27
I have disabled Cloudflare's DDOS protection, so the podcast should hopefully work correctly again now. I have set up some firewall rules with Cloudflare and nginx which are, at least currently, adequately blocking the attack. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/08/27
#13393 Thank you, Alan. I will read it. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
harari Alan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13391 Yeah. It (*Sapiens*) is very popular and many refer to it as a "good book on human history" in my parts of the world. I found a video of Yaron discussing Yuval that I will check in the morning. Maybe he was the Oist that I saw / heard discus N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Oh I think I looked at info about *Sapiens* a bit and it looked bad. Something like that. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13388 Thank you. I will keep that for future searches. Yuval Harari is the author of *Sapiens* and *Homo Deus* https://www.amazon.com/Sapiens-Humankind-Yuval-Noah-Harari-ebook/dp/B00ICN066A https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062464345/ref=db Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
#13376 She didn't know all the stuff in Szasz's books. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/27
#13387 Search on Google including the term site:curi.us or click "More" on the left sidebar and look for the text: > View all posts on one page. (With comments too.) > View a list of all posts. Those pages let you search post titles, posts, o curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Is there a way to search inside all posts and comments without entering each separately? I am looking for *criticism* on **Yuval Harari** that I believe I either read about in a post or saw in a Curi TouTube stream. I know Harari is really bad o Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
https://mailchi.mp/2b0192a0d056/benedicts-newsletter-no-450885?e=6d10385a84 > Facebook has a 'homosexuality' interest in the ad targeting options, including in some counties where homosexuality is illegal. Of course, advertisers don't get any perso Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/27
Popper - Objectivism N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/27
Life BelowZero Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/26
What is *intuition*? Is it automated knowledge? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/26
#13370 >Deduction is only *airtight* arguments where there are no details or clarifications left out. E.g.: >All men are mortal. >Socrates is a man. >Therefore, Socrates is mortal. >Do you have any details or clarifactions to ask about kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/26
> #13373 Why did you describe your FYI as "technically false" instead of just plain "false"? Because whilst it is false for some cases, which seem to me as special cases (in the context of studying a population for its mean), it is correct for many kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/26
I think it's related to Cloudflare's DDOS protection. It'll work if you listen in a web browser or download it from my website. I will try to fix this soon. curi Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
> When trying to play any episode of the FI podcast through the iPhone podcast app I get an error message: > "Episode Unavailable > This episode is temporarily unavailable from 'Fallible Ideas Podcast'." > Not sure why this is happening. It was Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
Error in podcast? Anonymous Podcast Discussion 2019/08/25
Sense of life N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/25
In your podcast *Philosopher's Mistakes* ( https://curi.us/files/podcasts/philosophers-mistakes.mp3 ) you say that Ayn Rand got some things about psychiatry wrong. What did AR get wrong about psychiatry? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/25
#13373 Why did you describe your FYI as "technically false" instead of just plain "false"? Alisa Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/25
1 billion seconds Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/24
> #13367 > It claims "correct in general" then claims what you wrote was "sufficient" in context and then says "could later clarify if it became relevant" (suggesting it's not a problem or error, just a reasonable choice not to include every detail kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/24
#13365 I wasn't able to figure out how to get Apple's calendar to remind me again the next day for an event. However, I was able to use the Reminders app to create a recurring monthly reminder. Once a reminder comes due, I think the Reminders app will Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/23
Correcting errors in logic/math (and abstract reasoning more generally) Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/23
> You will always be able to ask for more details and more clarification, no matter how much detail I provide. Deduction is only *airtight* arguments where there are no details or clarifications left out. E.g.: All men are mortal. Socrates is a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
#13367 > I knew that what I was writing was correct in general, and I felt that was sufficient for a brief side note that wasn't a premise to my argument and that we could later clarify if it became relevant. This text appears to deny that it w curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
Archero is a freemium mobile game where you can pay to get better gear way faster ppl complain about these and there are downsides but they balanced the game to make it HARD for free players to encourage ppl to buy stuff. but they also have to b curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/23
You do not think that I have already admitted the error in my statement? kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/23
>Sullivan described Mrs Hodgins [who murder-suicided her son and herself] as someone who 'adored her son. They were very close.' >She added that however parents with autistic children are 'very close to that line of going over the edge.' i.e: sh Anonymous Autism and Murder 2019/08/23
#13364 You can have a calendar reminder and then either do it that day *or* have it remind you tomorrow. And keep having it remind you tomorrow until you actually do it. This will help you remember compared to no reminder. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
Reviewing and updating my Paths Forward document often enough Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
My Paths Forward document rendering as raw text Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
A forgotten item to revisit in my Paths Forward document Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/22
It is unreasonable to say "irrespective" of X when you know that it only works with some X and not other X. That is conditional on X, not irrespective of X. That's sort of the opposite. So you made a mistake. But you still seem to be unwilling to judg curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
> Regardless of your intention, you made a false claim which *did* contradict me in a big way, right? And it would not have contradicted me if you'd made the non-exaggerated, true version of the claim instead? > The issue is that your statement con kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
> I was not trying to contradict one of your claims with my sub point. Regardless of your intention, you made a false claim which *did* contradict me in a big way, right? And it would not have contradicted me if you'd made the non-exaggerated, tru curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
Let me try be clearer then. I was not trying to contradict one of your claims with my sub point. I was just trying to allude to the fact that CLT means that we are standing on good grounds for inferring the mean for the types of populations we had bee kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/22
Discussion tree example. Put the text into the box at the URL: http://www.ironcreek.net/syntaxtree/ [communism! [but-incentives [ppl-will-work-for-the-cause [no-ppl-r-selfish] [also-ppl-are-lazy [get-whips that-is-mean]]]] [but-freedom [earning- curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
> Here’s what I’m doing exactly: > 1. Rotate d-stick 2 rotations, then keep it in the direction I want to go. This starts a spin. > 2. Then press B. This starts a jump. > 3. Then immediately press and hold ZL. This starts a groundpound. > 4. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/08/21
If I go back to what you regard as the main point, my expectation is that another sub-point will come up where you're wrong. I expect that will repeat indefinitely because you do not appreciate and resolve corrections on sub-points, and the errors on curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/21
#13339 > It helps to put your introspection into words. That makes it easier to analyze and look for flaws. Speaking outloud is better than speaking in your head. Recording your voice is better than not recording. Writing is the best. Interesti Alisa Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/21
> Yet from my reading she did not say that humans have no predispositions that they inherit, only that such predispositions are so general that they don’t amount to much beyond certain capacities, such as curiosity, etc. Example, we don’t, accordi curi Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/08/21
Great take-down of Nyquist Tom Burroughes Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/08/21
I like *Reedy* (Chrome extension). I find it is easier to use for websites but it only shows one word at a time whereas *Spreeder* can show more than one word at a time. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
#13338 #13336 #1334 Thanks for that - makes sense. Wow, spreeder is great! Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/21
Yes, that FYI is technically false outside CLT, but I did clarify that I was referring to CLT in my follow up response. However, the FYI was not a major point of my argument being used to refute you as you suggest. It was a side note that I kept br kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/21
> Your example breaks one of CLT's definitional requirements (non-zero variance). You did not state that exception despite my asking about exceptions. So I stated it. I take it that you agree. So then isn't the claim: > (FYI, the distribution curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Your example breaks one of CLT's definitional requirements (non-zero variance). Fortunately, our inference of the mean is still going to lead us right in this case. I'm not sure we will be making much progress here. Did you wanna have a look at som kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13344 For example, imagine a population of a million widgets where the value of their foo trait is 7 for all of them. You take 1000 samples of 1000 widgets and record the mean foo trait in the sample. Each time the mean is 7. So *you do not get a nor curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Do you mean more requirements than what is provided by its mathematical definition? What do you have in mind? kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13342 There are more requirements than that, including ones that can easily come up in daily life. Agree or disagree? curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
Yes. CLT has requirements for its "area of applicability" (e.g. mean and variance of the distribution must exist, finitely). So if we are dealing with a distribution that fails one of these requirements then we can't apply CLT exactly. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13340 Let's try this again. CLT has exceptions. They are well known and Googlable. It's also not that hard to think of some yourself. They extend to a lot more cases than an undefined mean. Are you familiar with and do you understand some of the e curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13337 If we want to consider applications outside of CLT's defined area of applicability, then I'm sure we could say it has exceptions. Such as trying to find the mean of a population which has an undefined mean. If you look back you will see kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13288 Something I forgot to say in the podcast: It helps to put your introspection into words. That makes it easier to analyze and look for flaws. Speaking outloud is better than speaking in your head. Recording your voice is better than not recordin curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/20
#13333 Sure mental cross-training can help. E.g. that's what this is: https://curi.us/2198-mario-odyssey-discussion It's also a significant purpose of: http://fallibleideas.com/grammar Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13332 Repeating: Do you believe CLT has any exceptions? curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
#13333 Regarding #1: Sure, why not? Some ideas have more reach than others. https://beginningofinfinity.com/glossary : > *Reach*: The ability of an idea about one topic to be useful for another topic. General purpose ideas have high reach. Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13326 Thx. Sounds interesting. Will give it a shot and see if I like it. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13333 Regarding #2: http://curi.us/1707-reading-resources N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
1. Do you think mental 'cross-training' exists? E.g. doing pure maths or programming or physics helps you think about abstractions more generally and be a better abstract problem-solver or... being a better reader helps you integrate ideas verbally? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/20
#13181 Ok, so it was the grammar of 'distribution of sample mean' vs 'distribution of sample means' which was the confusion. You understand what I was referring to now which is good. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/20
What do you think of today's movies and the philosophy that they portray? Even the hero movies of today focus more on the fallen part of the hero more than the heroic in them (on the "cold sore" as Rand wrote in *The Romantic Manifesto*). Why do you t N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/19
Unit tests for knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/19
Youngblood - "say you need me" Sleepy Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/19
Benedict Evans miscapitalizes "YouTube" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/18
#13318 I haven't read them enough to do a podcast on that. I know Jefferson said some awful things like: > The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. I dislike Thomas Paine after reading his * curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/18
#13320 Decent level of realism. Business stuff that isn't total fluff. E.g. more serious business interactions than Suits had. Less focused on romantic relationships or sex (or jokes) than comparable shows. Pretty plot based instead of episodic. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
#13322 Can you link to a representative, productive, impressive discussion by that community? Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Nicholas Dykes, supposed Objectivist critic of Popper, is a passive-minded Kantian. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/#comment-19447 https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a- curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/18
>> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available > 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf The DD tw Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
> for the DD stuff, there’s only one living tradition available 1. On the internet, there is a large Twitter community (which is much friendlier and diverse than the Fallible Ideas community) -- https://twitter.com/daviddeutschoxf 2. There is Anonymous The Four Best Books 2019/08/18
Good summary of Oberlin vs Gibson's Bakery Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/18
> I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. What do you like about * Succession*? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/17
>> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. > That's a book. Thanks. I was hoping for it to be both as Feynman is a great lecturer. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/17
What's your opinion of the American founding fathers as intellectuals? Have a favorite among them? A least favorite? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/17
Another way to learn programming Richard P Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
This is a decent book on some early speculative bubbles, like the Dutch tulip bubble: https://mises.org/library/early-speculative-bubbles-and-increases-supply-money oh my god it's turpentine Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/16
#13313 Ok. I will start looking there and if I have follow up questions I'll post them here. N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13308 You can get some hints from LT's rationalizations. And from how he rationalized his attack on Rand.[1] He also e.g. accuses me of not giving people enough of a viable alternative to change their mind to which is accessible from where they ar curi I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
#13310 I've talked about that before and recommended literature too, e.g. Horowitz's *Shadow Party* book and Discover the Networks webpages. If you start looking into it and have a question that'd be more interesting to me than asking for an introduct curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. That's a book. Anonymous Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
> What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Ch N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
What are some of the evil key players that are pushing bad ideas in the world? Could you elaborate a little about them and why they are evil? I'm thinking about people such as Soros, Alinsky, and Klein (Naomi) - to name a few. Also, would you put Chom N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/16
#13307 Fundamentals regarding how it works mostly. I'm reading *Simply Scheme* instead of *SICP* as I found *SICP* too advanced for my present understanding. I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. Thank you. N Programming Discussion 2019/08/16
I wonder what Deutsch thinks about all this. I wonder what he's telling himself about why he left FI and about whether and why his philosophy has changed. Another Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/16
Depends what you want to know. I like SICP and Feynman's lectures on computation. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
Appart from DD's books, what books / sources do you recommend for learning more about how computers and computation works for someone starting out to learn about this? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/15
#13268 I talked about this on stream a bit at https://youtu.be/gg3wZ3oC1kc around approximately 2:15:00. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
#13303 Serotonin is involved with thinking. The details are not well understood. But it's understood to have some broad, wide role (kinda like neurons are not fully understood but are understood to play some role in ~all thinking). Why would peo curi Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I am only replying to the notion that character traits themselves are not heritable. I think there is already a high enough level of evidence that suggests personality traits themselves are in fact highly heritable and not just through shared envi Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/08/15
I like the TV show Succession. Season 2 just started. I watch less TV than I used to. I'm having a harder time finding stuff I like. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/15
Chilipad Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/14
TheRatWay wrote on the FI Discord re https://curi.us/2124-critical-rationalism-epistemology-explanations#c13292 : > Curi I am a bit confused at your response here. >> If it's a universal theory (X), and you (tentatively) accept one failed observ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/14
#13297 No. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/13
Have you considered criticizing ads like you did songs? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/13
#13296 Do you have any ideas for something else that would work? Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13285 > re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to authority. Is a tradition of criticism the only workable alternative to authority that is compatible with the quest for good explanations? Or is there some other reason that nothing Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/12
#13275 That makes sense. It wouldn't be correct to say the initial conditions are more important to the causation of a 'personality' than any of subsequent interaction either. Each interaction caused that personality. Not any individual interaction. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/12
https://mises.org/library/misesian-vision > I'm reminded of the experience of an economist associated with the Mises Institute who was invited to Kazakhstan after the fall of the Soviet Union. He was to advise them on a transition to free markets. Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/08/12
When, if ever, do you think it is appropriate to voice disagreement against the way someone is parenting their child? Presumably, there are situations where one sees bad parenting and doesn't want their silence to be interpreted as sanction. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
https://medium.com/@thecratway/a-practice-in-refutation-9a060d9abdc9 > Indeed. I will also add that we don't reject a theory just from 1 failed observation. We must also have a better theory in place. One that explains what the previous theory succ curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/08/12
IMO try listening to some Peikoff material and see how you like it (also read my notes if you haven't). Give it a chance. You might enjoy comparing what he says to what you've learned. And now (with grammar stuff fresh in your mind) is a better time f curi Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
Status Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/08/12
#13271 >> I don't agree. Not destroying something that others find pretty is not the same as seeking approval. Destroying the pretty is sometimes just the approval seeking from others. Just look at some fairly recent trends - how lady Gaga dresses o N Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/12
When you introspect. How do you make sure you are being honest and are not rationalizing? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/12
We use autopilot when we walk or use a fork. Those aren't anti-rational memes. You have to autopilot some things to free up attention for other stuff – you can't focus on everything at once. Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
#13282 The DD tweet links to this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO3DPSOeVC4 which mentions BoI and Sam Harris's book "Waking Up". The Harris books is about meditation and mindfulness. I haven't read the Harris book, but everything I oh my god it's turpentine I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/12
> How does "[t]he quest for good explanations" "impl[y]" Deutsch's "criterion for reality"? It's not a logical implication, but it's a view which works well if you see explanations as primary. re tradition of criticism, that's an alternative to Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
#13281 But if it was a close friend of yours and you saw a big error they were making, wouldn't that be a compromise? I guess it would depend on the motivation for not addressing the error. If you thought that your friendship depended on avoiding t Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
BoI on "[t]he quest for good explanations" and Deutsch's "criterion for reality" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/11
The fuck is wrong with DD lately? https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1160250497699340289 Anonymous I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch 2019/08/11
#13280 In practice today ~everyone does not want truth-seeking discussion. People respond badly to idea sharing outside of certain limits/boundaries. I try anyway, for various reasons, but I don't see why doing something else instead would be a compro curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13279 Thank you. My concern was mostly that Roark's neglecting to truth seek with Wynand bordered compromising. Given the context of the story, and the learning from experience attitude, that makes sense. But in the world today, outside of the con Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
#13278 Rand's characters under-communicate in general in my opinion. It comes up more in Atlas Shrugged, but also e.g. with Dominique needing to learn on her own through life experience, somehow, instead of she and Roark doing a bunch of truth-seeking curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
Why didn't Roark tell Wynand that the worst kind of second-hander is a power seeker? I'm thinking of their discussion of second-handers on Wynand's yacht. Why withhold that information from Wynand? What does Roark have to gain from that choice? Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/11
I read Lucifer Curves: The Legacy of Lead Poisoning https://www.amazon.com/Lucifer-Curves-Legacy-Lead-Poisoning-ebook/dp/B01I3LTR4W It's pretty good. The first chapter about Lucifer was awful and pointless. Just skip it. There's a lot of correla curi What To Read 2019/08/10
I read parts of Seveneves by Neal Stephenson. I read the first like 8% and didn't like it. So I read a bit around 50%, 75%, and 90% through and then the Epilogue, and I got a much better idea of what the book is and that I don't want to read it. I curi What To Read 2019/08/10
#13254 I talked about this on my stream at https://youtu.be/EiPMrvQYx5w?t=6360 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
A trick for solving problems that should be possible but seem impossible Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/10
Owen Benjamin has been getting deplatformed. Here is some blatant fair use that YouTube copyright struck him for: https://twitter.com/OwenComedy/status/1158710740477456384 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/10
Playlist of my philosophy streams on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKx6lO5RmaeuXinlXLiZtm16HNE20KPdL curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/10
reply to #13246 Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/10
With one meaning, there can be times when you think all stealing is wrong. You have different ideas at different times. With the other one, you have a single idea at all times which says some stealing is wrong and some is right. In the one case, Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
>> then I think you're missing the point. > You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrowly about limited issues, and then asked if you could point out a false statement. I wondered about that point, which is why I wrote this: Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-interaction and 'personality' (free will part) PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13247 Start with individual tests. It's important to find patterns in the testing and refactor to have more generic tests which can replace 3+ previous tests. Same as normal DRY coding. If you have a bunch of one-line tests which just call a libra curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13265 Saying "Some people [...] believe that [X]" is not stating X. Saying something like "Sometimes I believe X" also is not stating X. > then I think you're missing the point. You seem to be missing the point that Alisa was speaking narrow Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
> If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. I think believing the idea "that it's morally worse to lie to someone else than it is to lie to yourself" is a mistake. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Scenarios in which you could lie to yourself w/out lying to others? Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
#13258 If you can identify a single false statement in the post of mine to which you replied, I would appreciate hearing about it. Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
YouTube average watch time is buggy. Here it shows as being considerably longer than the stream's total time: [image] curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
I have read VoS but do not remember this part. I will revisit it. Thank you, Kate. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Have you studied this essay by Rand (+ lots of other Oism material)? If not, maybe you'd get some insight from doing that. VoS — "How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”: >And then, on some gray, middle-aged morning, suc Kate Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
My comment is a response to #13252. Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Morality isn't primarily about others Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' a different anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
lying Anne B Alisa Discussion 2019/08/09
Have Rand, Szasz or any other of the big thinkers anything to say on nostalgia? I have never been much for it, but as I have faced a rough half a year on a couple of fronts (personal as well as business) I have developed a strong nostalgia for the 80' Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/09
Gene-environment interaction and 'personality' Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/09
#13250 Thanks for the page update option in the meantime. I really like the new video postings. Unfortunately I haven't been able to join in live more than once, but having it available afterwards is very good and helps to understand the posts on a N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
To avoid lying to others, you have to avoid lying to yourself Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/08
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell got suspended from Twitter for sharing a video showing people making violent threats against *him* https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/07/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-suspended-from-twitter-for-highlightin Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/08
#13248 Cloudflare protection is back on for now. The bots came back after a few days of having it off. I have been busy. I will work on this problem but it may be over a week more before I do. In the meantime, if you don't want to wait you could find curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
> Arriving Today: Your Amazon package with Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Dishwand, #1 Selling Dishwand Brand (1 Dishwand Total). It's funny how they put advertisements/marketing/bragging into product titles. Makes sense though when Amazon is going to te Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/08
Is it on my part or does the RSS feed no loger work with the site? Because the Cloudflare looks to be disabled now, so that should no longer be the issue I reckon. I'm using Vienna. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/07
Unit tests for knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/07
>>I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. >Most people wind up seeking approval of others pretty early, but you were going the othe Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/07
#13241 Why doesn't he discuss Mises? Mises is better on every economic topic than Hayek. oh my god it's turpentine Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
#13236 I wrote: >> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) Anon replied: > I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Ok. I will modify my p Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/06
i like the idea of using non-intellectual activities as breaks, im going to try to do that because it doesnt seem like a hard thing to implement. >I write more, and edit less, than most writers. in the past, i did alot more editing than writin internetrules Writing Update 2019/08/06
#13241 I want some Objectivist intellectuals and leaders who *agree with Objectivism*. Is that too much to ask? Am I the only one? curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.hbletter.com/how-ayn-rands-philosophy-can-rescue-hayeks-economics/ > In economics, Hayek makes great contributions > But in philosophy, the story is different: Hayek is more conservative than radical. No mention of Rand calling H curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/08/06
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/06/nolte-new-york-times-changes-trump-headline-appease-far-left-extremists/ NYT wrote a factual headline describing a speech Trump gave. Leftists complained and NYT made the headline biased Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
#13233 Indeed, because doing Philosophy and changing anyone's mind/the way we educate people requires one: 1. To know the Philosophy. 2. Access to the institutions to then gain decision making authority in order to noticeably change them (within Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/06
> I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) I'd guess it's most of the time, or at least most of the time you're around anyone other than family. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
RIP DD curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
Cloudflare terminates service for 8chan Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13231 I do some remote, freelance software engineering too. It's easier to make money that way. Academia is possible – it can work – but I don't think it's a good option in general. Maybe if someone is already invested in it. But everything curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13204 Good point. Acting social is a major factor in lying. For one thing, acting social commonly involves telling *white lies*. I could try to notice when I'm acting social (which is not THAT often, I think) and to be extra alert for lies during Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/05
Jobs in society today Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
David Deutsch on Ayn Rand Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13226 Thanks very much! Makes sense. PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
https://mailchi.mp/ben-evans/benedicts-newsletter-no-299?e=6d10385a84 > London has vastly more security cameras than any other city in a democracy and is exploring face recognition. The [article link](https://www.ft.com/content/f4779de6-b1e0-11e Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
Cloudflare deplatformed 8chan. Will 4chan be next? https://new.blog.cloudflare.com/terminating-service-for-8chan/ Cloudflare's post calls the US First Amendment a "libertarian" policy (this is a hint that they disapprove of it) and distances the Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/08/05
#13218 I discussed this at https://youtu.be/iik19Zg_7NU?t=1025 (starts at 17min) curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13224 idk i haven't been following the details much. ppl should try reading Mises... None of the big actors understand economics so they're all making a mess. And that's not specific to the current leadership – if it wasn't Trump, it'd be someone e curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
What is your perspective on the recent stock market downturn that people are attributing to China's devaluation of their currency in response to Trump's tariff threats? Supposedly the currency devaluation is what the market is reacting strongly to. Do Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> I'm the Anon who wrote #13206. > I remember my mom told me that when I was like 4 years old I was trying to cut my lashes because my teacher said she liked my lashes or something like that. > I explained this to my daughter and she said that Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
#13219 Stats are not *excluded*, they just aren't primary or sufficient. The approach needed is *critical rationalism*. It is an *epistemology* (philosophy of knowledge) which explains *how learning works*. In particular, we learn by *conjectures a curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
Historical pictures of the world trade center buildings. Click to other days for other pictures. A reminder of what was destroyed. http://historyloversclub.com/historical-pictures-of-the-world-trade-center-buildings/5/ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
What to do if the following AS passage resonates a lot with me and is painful > "It is not any crime you have ever committed that infects your soul with permanent guilt, it is none of your failures, errors or flaws, but the blank-out by which you a Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/05
> You must try to explain what is causing X and Y to correlate so that you can determine first if it's a coincidence or not, and second you can know what kind of changes to the situation would affect it. What are some approaches to do this if stati Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/05
First question PA Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/05
#13215 https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/112996/any-followed-by-singular-or-plural-countable-nouns > [any] can modify either plural count nouns or singular mass nouns Idk if that's right, but you can read more from that page and oth Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
> I also think that "then people will" should be replaced with "people will". If the sentence started with "If" instead of "Any times", then the part after the comma would be grammatically correct as it stands. Do you have a reason? Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
"Any times" and "then" Alisa English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/08/04
re #13206 - not about science Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
What does the paper have to say about causes? From the conclusions section: > genetic measures are likely endogenous to family environment, so one must be careful before assigning a causal interpretation to the gene-outcome gradients that we observ curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13211 It's 95 pages. Not a "low bar"! Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://twitter.com/NWPapageorge/status/1157306414332878848 > It's clear most tweets are from ppl who did not read our paper. And he makes recurring complaints related to this like: > Publicly available genetic data linked to large data sets Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
If X correlates with Y in situation Z, you cannot know from that whether X will correlate with Y in situation W. You have *zero information* about that. (Even if you call the new situation Z2 and point out that it has many big similarities to Z). Y curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Bad critics cause signal/noise problems. I guess he'd have more success getting worthwhile criticism on a discussion forum instead of on Twitter. Not that I think he actually wants it. Bad critics also provide a smokescreen to 1) pretend you addressed curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/705415 > We show that genetic endowments linked to educational attainment strongly and robustly predict wealth at retirement. This assumes a static culture. It doesn’t show that those genes curi Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
Twin studies don't understand causes and don't address what would happen in a different environment (like a different society and culture). But our society and culture change on a daily basis, they aren't constant, so twin studies are always wrong. Th Dagny Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
> Or it could be more complicated, e.g. maybe less infant smiling could result in more alienation from the parent which could tend to result in being better at math. That’s interesting. My mom said that she didn’t see me smile until 1 month ol Anonymous Twin Studies Are Frauds 2019/08/04
#13171 Unit tests for knowledge are basically the same concept as a library of criticism. That library of criticisms that you check new ideas against is your test suite. It needs to be built up gradually with *high quality* tests. People with a bunch curi Alisa Discussion 2019/08/04
#13203 You were visibly doing some social stuff (which is inherently not truth-oriented in some ways, which is similar to bias). Exaggerating some praise was one of the social things. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
Example of a lie: hand soap at the kitchen sink Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/03
> - for the cap kingdom boss, I noticed that after the first hit on the boss, smallant jumps onto 1 of the 3 green hats, ending the 3 hat sequence practically before it starts. When I tried it, I must have jumped on the wrong hat because the hat seque Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/08/02
Typos Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/02
Some thoughts on seasteading and medical tourism: 1) govts already tolerate medical tourism. Hosting Medical Tourism is not similar to running something super criminal where they might plausibly send the Navy out against u 2) people already trav Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/02
> that they were giving *me him* reliable info > Being in accurate Typos. Content makes sense. Anonymous Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
On lying and being inaccurate Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/08/01
can u teach me how to hack stuff bizzap Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
PHP is just terrible. Awful to use, awful design, total mess. It's far worse than sorta-comparable languages like ruby, python, perl, etc. curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Thanks, Curi. Since most of what I will be doing is considered small projects, Ruby it shall be. Btw, why never use PHP? It seems to be the most popular framework: https://www.similartech.com/categories/framework N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
I don't strongly recommend Ruby. Other stuff, e.g. Swift or javascript, is OK. Ruby has better design principles (e.g. the consistent everything-is-an-object design vs. Python's inconsistent mix) and is more lisp-like and functional-programming-friend curi Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Curi, why do you recommend Ruby over Python (or any other language)? N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Math N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/08/01
I'm combining *Simply Scheme* with https://poignant.guide to learn the fundamentals of coding as well as Ruby. It was great advice. My reason for doing this is that I always run in to the constraint of not having good enough coders (or any at all) N Programming Discussion 2019/08/01
Calculating the number of 6-digit sequences in which each digit occurs at most 2 times Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuYAoLRVNGo Good parody of Tew. Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/31
it worked. thanks. Anonymous RSS Feed 2019/07/31
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #11 7:15 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/31
#13153 Will it work now? My post and comment RSS feeds were broken for me in Vienna due to Cloudflare's anti-DDOS mode. I just disabled that and the site doesn't seem to be under attack anymore and now the feeds work again. I also added the podcast fe curi RSS Feed 2019/07/30
#13184 Thanks. I will check it out. I'm interested trying out the game approach to changing habits. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
#13183 I dunno exactly but I talked about this on my stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z93KKNbycgo I'm not sure exactly where, I think it came up on and off, there's some stuff around 72min. One thing I suggested was watching Games Done Quick curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
What games do you recommend for speedrunning on Xbox 360? N Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
Error in #13154 Josh Jordan Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/30
> You should read the first paragraph of the page I linked. Does it make sense then? I already read that. No. Talking about plural *means* with the singular word *mean* does not make sense. And that page just never really explains what it's talking curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/30
https://medium.com/@thecratway/how-does-knowledge-grow-839256058ce > We seek out criticisms to our guess and look for methods to falsify it. If we falsify the guess then we guess something different and repeat. If we fail to falsify the guess, we a curi Critical Rationalism Epistemology Explanations 2019/07/30
#13177 I will move my programming questions there. Thanks, Curi. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
A "conjunction" joins two (occasionally more) *separate* things. Separate means non-nested: neither thing is inside the other. A conjunction goes *in between* things and it isn't part of the things in joins. Examples: "John *and* Sue went to the pa curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/30
#13175 OK I made a topic: https://curi.us/2210-programming-discussion And in Finder use the Go menu and Go To Folder. Or in terminal: *pwd* shows current path *open X* opens path X in finder if X is a folder (it can also open files) *cd X* curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
Overwatch coach with username "JohnGalt" writes intelligent explanations about how he picked players for a team: https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqvcip curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
I'm starting to learn Ruby today. I'm using https://poignant.guide/ to get started. As I couldn't find any dedicated discussion thread for coding and it is 2019 I'm posting here. I use MacOS Mojave. Right away I ran into a problem. Super basic. N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/30
“'Don’t be so sure—nobody can be certain of anything.' Bertrand Russell’s gibberish to the contrary notwithstanding, that pronouncement includes itself; therefore, one cannot be sure that one cannot be sure of anything. The pronouncement means N Communists Didn't Mean Well 2019/07/30
more practice in the Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #10 7:30 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/30
Unit testing knowledge Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/07/29
#13149 The attack is not a DDOS. They are trying to find an insecure URL to hack something. They keep changing URLs so my current caching system is not helping. My cache system is not great and I could improve it later when I have time, but it's been curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/29
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #8 7:29 and #9 7:14 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/29
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #7 7:34 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/29
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #6 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/29
more practice up to end of Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/28
Volvo ad features gay male couple in U.S.A., straight couple in Poland Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/28
more practice up to end of Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/28
practicing problematic parts up to end of Cascade kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/28
>> It’s not a typo. “The distribution of the sample mean” *does* make sense. > You have not explained how it makes sense and the quote you give does not explain how it makes sense. A mean of (a trait of) a sample is a single number. A single kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/28
> It’s not a typo. “The distribution of the sample mean” *does* make sense. You have not explained how it makes sense and the quote you give does not explain how it makes sense. A mean of (a trait of) a sample is a single number. A single num curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/28
>> (FYI, the distribution of the sample mean approaches normality with greater sample size irrespective of underlying population distribution) > I misread it. But I think it doesn't make sense. I read it without the word "mean". I read "... the dis keiren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/27
Mistake in my last comment GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #5 7:42 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/27
Homelessness is like unemployment. It’s not natural. The government causes unemployment by making rules to limit hiring and employment. If a job isn’t high enough quality in various ways the government cares about, you can’t have it. You may get Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/26
False beliefs about rent control Josh Jordan Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/26
Podcast rss not working for me Anonymous RSS Feed 2019/07/26
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #3 8:23 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/26
Lol - as was your website. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/26
I’m busy. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
DDoS Attack Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
Cosmopolitan and Helen Gurley Brown Frisco First Date Opener 2019/07/25
[11:08 AM] curi: BTW I think drinking coffee regularly (or alcohol) is bad. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
From Discord (join link at the bottom at http://fallibleideas.com/discussion ) [10:56 AM] curi: Not sure what the situation with food is. I think having food you like, when you want it, is important. One important part of that is being able to cont curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
Status Update Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/07/25
Comparing my time to the best GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - timed run #1 9:17 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
Siblings turning out so different Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/25
speedrunning Cap/Cascade kingdoms - learning the path GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/25
Fact check: 50 powers of 10 Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/20
#13136 Shouldn't 90% be N%? The argument doesn't depend on it being 90 rather than 77, so there is no reason to introduce 90 as part of the constant form of the argument instead of as a variable part. Similarly, "%" means "per 100" but the argument Logician Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
> After I'm able to do a speed run of the whole game without having to check the videos or my ordered list, then I should start recording my times. From this point going forward, I’ll be measuring my progress by checking to see that my times are get Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
Kieren, I'm really busy currently and haven't read much of what you wrote. But 2 quick things: > > Actually that is trivially false. If you are competent at the matters you are claiming to have knowledge of, you ought to be able to *disprove* that. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/20
#13133 And adding to the question, here is the Safeway judgment that sent me $20, what about that one specifically? http://www.safewaygrocerydeliveryclassaction.com Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
What is your view of class action lawsuits? Is it a good thing that they exist? What about cases where big numbers of people are getting like $20 checks for some harm that allegedly befell them? Is that something courts should deal with? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/20
Rethinking my whole process of learning speedrunning GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/20
The Empire Strikes Back in Concert Frisco Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/19
You can keep going after crashing into a wall, IMO. Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
speed running from start of Cap kingdom to the 1st door GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
#13127 > You could still find a way to keep going and get up the stairs, even if you didn't use the planned triple jump. Your mistake probably only lost like 3 seconds. Hmm. I thought losing 3 seconds is too much to lose. I guess I've set the st GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/19
> Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Yes. That's good. There were cases where it looked like maybe you weren't doing that, e.g.: > 8th try: failed. I noticed that I veered right too much resulting in not being in positi Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Some comments on overreaching from the [Fallible Ideas Discord chatroom](https://discord.gg/B3nCeCJ) today: [7:48 PM] curi: If you have experience both with projects where you get overwhelmed (that's a typical way that overreaching feels) and proje curi Time-Based Metric For Overreaching 2019/07/18
> And the argument *does not mean* what you're taking it to mean. E.g. it never said that "[All] Policies that negatively affect our future are bad." You're reading it as making claims it did not make and which its author could easily disagree with. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
#13009 > Let's try this. Can you specify the form of the deduction(s) that you're trying to use? That means you present the deduction with variables (structure words to show the *form* of the argument and that it doesn't depend on the specific cont kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/18
false statements and non sequiturs Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/18
#13121 Yes. Btw I made some errors that I thought I recovered from. Here are examples: #13108 > Failed on the 9th try. My 2nd jump landed on the stairs instead of the ground before the stairs. It seemed just as fast though. To clarify, GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
#13119 It's good to try getting things right, in detail. But you may also be being overly perfectionist. Keep in mind that the full speedrun is an hour. A big part of speedrunning is *recovering from errors*. Some of your errors seem like things you c curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
IIRC, Wright has been mentioned here before: https://www.hbletter.com/ HBL offers a free 2-week trial if you want to ask your questions there. Kate Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/18
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/18
Missing "of" (postmortem of grammar error) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/17
https://reason.com/1981/02/01/love-canal/ Summary: Lovel Canal was a fraud. The chemical company was by far the most responsible and moral actor in what happened. The school board only got the property by threatening to take it with eminent domain, Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2019-07-17.html Good article. The left is so bad at picking people in jail to defend. They picked a *drug Kingpin* involved with 23+ murders. If you picked prisoners to say "This man should be released" at *random* Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/17
I don't have opinions on Frank Lloyd Wright buildings or other IRL architecture. I don't know. I have not researched architecture. I also don't know anyone who would have good answers about this. curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html I asked Ron to identify which quotes from a DD physics paper – that Ron claimed to have studied and understand, had had recommended to others – that he disagreed with. He said curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/17
Israel N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/17
Howard Roark N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/07/17
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge - session 2 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/17
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 2 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
Mixing up "D" and "|D|", part 1 Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/16
speed running Cap kingdom up to first bridge GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/16
Elliot's fix to a grammar error involving parallelism Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/15
[image] These actually weren't fair use. I just played some music while streaming today. But the video doesn't get blocked and those parts don't get muted, so it seems fair enough. (Muting the music sec curi YouTube and Fair Use 2019/07/15
WRT the drowning child: I think there's social status to be gained from having personally jumped in and saved a kid from drowning. I don't think that's why most people would do it in the first place, but once they've done it then the social status gai Andy Morality 2019/07/15
Check the cap kingdom time in the world record. Add 20%. See if you can get that time. If not, don't call it easy 😈 Triple jumping off stairs and railings works. You may have timed your jump late. However, if you slid against a wall (e.g. so tha Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
so the beginner speed run (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIr3hPpGjm4&list=PLiinoyifvFb64od8RyqPFmVqDrFwkgaa0&index=3&t=0s) skips the part where you land on the bridge's railing. that's a lot easier. I watched up to the point where Mario walks th GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/15
That's a good factor. The one I had in mind last night is that only the people in the area can help the drowning child. It's time-sensitive and location-sensitive. You might literally be the only person who can save him. With spending $5 to help curi Morality 2019/07/15
Some info on censorship by Facebook. The page also has other criticisms of Facebook: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook#Censorship Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
Some Google censorship info (by left-biased wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_by_Google Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
https://twitter.com/Modernicide__ [image] His new YouTube channel current has 11k subs. It's a *gamer* channel, not politics. Deplatforming is constantly happening to people, and many of them are p Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/15
One relevant factor: I have high confidence that if I jump in and save the child drowning nearby, the child actually gets saved. I don't have high confidence that if I send $5 to some charity that claims to be saving children in Africa, a child Andy Morality 2019/07/15
How to make corrections clearly Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
https://blog.jaibot.com/the-copenhagen-interpretation-of-ethics/ Good post about morality. I agree with the main point – you shouldn't be immune from criticism for being uninvolved, or attacked for not doing more when you make things somewhat bet curi Morality 2019/07/14
https://twitter.com/stucchio/status/1150573563226681344 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/14
Tew is kinda like Mallory. He has some talent, some skill, some ability to actually think and produce. But he's miserable. He's wasting his life just like Mallory was when Roark found Mallory. Tew drinks and makes, what, 3 hours of philosophy content curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew likes to say he's like Dominique in "The Fountainhead", see this video: https://youtu.be/Hg7M7_FPZ-o?t=680 The Dominique part starts at around 15 minutes, but I linked to the video starting at about 11 minutes to give some context. I thin oh my god it's turpentine Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
Tew is captive to his audience :) Entertaining any non dogmatic objectist idea will make him lose donors People pay to be on Bingswanger list because they are sure not to encounter any opposing views Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/14
https://www.rt.com/news/464051-finnish-study-no-evidence-warming/ > Finnish study finds ‘practically no’ evidence for man-made climate change > The results of the study were soon corroborated by researchers in Japan. > In a paper publishe Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/13
do u think dark matter is real bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
"boring statements" as an error category Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
Standard tip: If a word ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. Advanced tip: If a word has a *synonym* that ends in "ly", it's probably an adverb. This advanced tip it's from Justin in his [video about part 3 of the grammar article](https://www. curi English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/13
If a video has 60 frames per second and 600 Kbps (kilobits per second), then to some approximate every frame has 10,000 bits of information. That means there are 2^10000 possible images that could be displayed in each frame and the bits specify which curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
There is more physics discussion on the FI group. There are recent topics related to material in comments here. Example: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/9kn3pooykB0/ov_WEqqCBQAJ Look for threads with [physics] in the subject curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
How do I get my 15 yo daughter to stop sending naked pictures of herself to boys? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
#13082 They're mostly badly-controlled, badly-randomized, use non-representative samples, have terrible measurement standards (e.g. badly written surveys), aren't reproducible, and *study correlation instead of causation*. Here is an example of ter curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
Psychology research N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/13
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > You appear to have lost the plot here. But before that you said: > Yes, and your restatement of my position was exactly right Then when I restated part of my own rest curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/13
Regarding https://estore.aynrand.org/p/184/the-art-of-introspection-mp3-download I have a low opinion of that author and a low opinion of ARI in 2008. Here is a message that Locke emailed me a few years ago: > ( agree totally with HB. I am not i curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
#13016 > I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. I struggle with getting anywhere with introspection N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/13
How is it a captive audience? Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
Tew and other 'objectivist intellectuals" have a captive audience and any debate can only jeopardize their income sources Anonymous Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/13
"post-mortem" vs "postmortem" (hyphenation issue) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/12
I found him yesterday. He seems maybe OK. Nothing stood out as great so far. I think he's not very technical – besides pointing a camera at his computer instead of recording a screen, he's e.g. not very precise at dealing with details about how brai curi Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
Former ICE Director Thomas Homan stood up to left-wing character attacks https://twitter.com/calebjhull/status/1149822850834079747?s=21 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > (That's actually a pretty easy case to make: I believe that an agent could plausibly be rational in a purely classical world, i.e. without accepting quantum mechanics *at all* curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Specifically, I reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality. Oh, you *reject branching indifference as a precondition on rationality*. Either you didn't curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-united-states-individual-rights-and.html > The United States, Individual Rights, And Slavery Nice mini article. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > Branching indifference is not false. What is false is the proposition that an agent must accept branching indifference in order to be considered rational. That turns out to b curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1108.5329.pdf > Confidence regions are subsets of the state space in which the true state lies with high probability, independently of any prior assumption on the distribution of the possible states. Physicists are more car Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/12
>> No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of ba Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
old quote on "Northern conservatism" from 1897 https://www.counter-currents.com/2012/11/robert-lewis-dabney-on-conservatism/ >It may be inferred again that the present movement for women’s rights will certainly prevail from the history of its Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/12
> Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows that light can be two different things simultaneously (wave and particle), but again that is impossible and violates the Law of Identity. While I'm not a fan of that particular explanation, it curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Are you familiar with Brandon Cropper? https://www.youtube.com/user/MrCropper If yes, what's your opinion of him? Anonymous Social "Intellectuals" 2019/07/12
> For instance, it is widely believed that there’s a number like: 10^100^100. There isn’t. That's just pure laziness on Binswanger's part John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13061 I've never ready anything from Binswanger regarding math, but I have read "Mathematics is About the World" but Robert E. Knapp which is actually a good read. Yeah, unfortunately its seems like some Objectivists dismiss ideas too quickly with John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
i only ever seen one slit bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13059 While I am a fan of Objectivism, I am not a fan of HB's theories on math. Quotes: > Number concepts are a special case, along with a few others, of concepts that are so abstract that there’s nothing more to learn about them > For inst Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13058 The two slit experiment shows that when we observe something as sensitive as a photon, it affects the trajectory of that particle and thus the outcome of the experiment is affected too. Many people say that the double-slit experiment shows t John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13057 Yeah I am. His book "How We Know" has some great material that I agree strongly with. I presume you're familiar with his stuff John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13055 To begin with, the two slit experiment. When you shine light on a screen with slits in it, so some light goes through to a viewing screen behind, you get patterns of light and shadow which are incompatible with classical physics. That's what Fo curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13056 Are you a fan of Harry Binswanger? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13054 There is an arbitrarily large number of positive integers, but it is a definite amount. That set cannot be infinite in size -- infinity cannot and does not exist in reality because it violates the Law of Identity. I understand that there is John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
> MWI is an *objective* theory based on *scientific observations and math*... What scientific observations indicate MWI? Some people claim that experiments conducted at CERN support MWI, but I disagree. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Do you disagree that "positive integers" is an infinite set? Do you disagree that there are infinitely many points in a square inch? Infinity is confusing, but there is good info about it in the BoI book and also a bit at https://curi.us/1955-explaini curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13051 Cool, I'll have to take a look at some of his stuff. John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
Regarding Infinite Sets John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13050 To begin with, see DD's books, esp FoR ch2 and then BoI ch 11. http://beginningofinfinity.com/books curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
This entire discussion is predicated on the assumption that more than one universe exists. What strong evidence do we have that more than one universe exists? If we define the *Universe* as "the collection of all things that exist", then the idea of a John Doe Physics Discussion 2019/07/12
#13048 Do not watch that. That is the wrong video. Look in the description of that video. It links to the correct videos to watch. But scroll up to the very top of this page. There is one link in the blog post. Click that link. That is the playlist yo Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13047 oh great I was thinking I should find that sorta thing (not the fastest route, but a pretty fast route, and considerably easier than the fastest route). I thought to ask about it when I'm ready to start learning speed running, and then I for GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Watch smallant's tutorial videos and learn his *beginner* speedrun route instead of copying stuff from the world record video. Try to focus your learning on the stuff needed to complete a beginner speedrun and then improve your time with that route (I curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Rolling in a relatively straight line GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
Releasing a roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/12
#13042 I think the video is not very good at explaining the author's position. For example, I think he thinks the text on the slide at 21 seconds into the video is wrong, but the video doesn't clearly state that. The discussion of the physics is a Alan Alan Discussion 2019/07/12
#13024 You can see the sources which explain that mental illness is a myth in the original blog post. You have refuted none of that material. Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
Alan, what do you think of this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzdIHLbr9rQ > The physics that allowed for metaphysics Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/07/11
After I was banned, someone asked what happened and Tew responded: [someone]: What did he do? He was a patron wasn't he? Charles Tew: Yes. I banned him and deleted all of his comments. I recognized him. He's a laughable charlatan. His stupidity curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13038 there's a pretty big diference between 1 inch and 2 inches bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
From Discord: **curi:** I've posted the records of the discord chat that I have: http://curi.us/2119-open-letter-to-charles-tew#c13031 **curi:** god i get banned from everything **curi:** i was going to maybe make a video reviewing my chats on curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
#13037 What are you saying is true? Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
yeah true bizzap Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
I really enjoyed this criticism of Negative Income Tax in Hazlitt's "Man vs. The Welfare State" >Some readers may think that the dilemma of the NIT scheme can somehow be escaped by changing the percentage by which the relief payment or income suppl Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/07/11
> I lack good ways to avoid the false statements and non sequiturs. Those are the mistakes which I regard as the most serious. Do you have practice avoiding those things? Have you successfully avoided them a bunch of times in the past when doing ot curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > > branching indifference is trivial > Being trivial and being the root of the begging of the question are not mutually exclusive. If you have some argument about why bran curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html [image] curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
Conversations on Tew Discord server, from memory: Discussed deplatforming a bunch. I explained my arguments about how e.g. FB is committing fraud and breach of contract. Some people were initially skeptical (they figured that private companies are curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I joined the Charles Tew discord server yesterday. I was banned today. They deleted all my messages so I can't even get someone else to send me a copy. I was given no warning about the ban and no reason or explanation. I don't even know who banned me. curi Open Letter to Charles Tew 2019/07/11
I like how the Easy Way book talks about introspecting non-judgmentally. Judgment is important but, done early and badly (as is common), can disrupt actually finding out about yourself. > Do you mean cite part of the books / texts that I have que curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
#13016 Thank you. I recently "audiobooked" (listened to) Allen Carr's *Easy Way to Stop Smoking*. I found it somewhat repetitive at times. My brief summary of the "easy way to ..." would be: 1) Identify **why** you do that which you wish to change N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html (Quoting myself.) > If a multiversal agent in N states tries to maximize the outcomes for its states, it should... (Except you have to measure, not count, those "N" states. It curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
https://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html > Call it whatever you like, this cannot be a correct explanation. If I am N identical copies, then after O(log(N)) splits I will be 1. What happens then? OK, you want less ap curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/11
#13025 Makes sense re: overreaching vs not overreaching. Interesting that you notice the difference too. Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
Alisa GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/11
It's complex Nonya Business Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2019/07/11
GISTE improvement Alisa Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Procontroller and spin-jump-groundpound-roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/07/10
Postmortem on my math comments from yesterday Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Have now patched so that if you put whitespace around asterisks, and use single asterisks, they will not create italics. Test: * no italics * but then *this* is italic curi How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Now I'll test putting spaces around the asterisks: 2 * 2 = 4. Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
Test: asterisks without italics Josh Jordan How Comments Work 2019/07/10
#13007 I wasn't paying much attention and the second link was wrong. I've fixed it now. Also you can use citations from stuff you like to find more stuff. E.g. see citation 37 by Rand in *Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal*. Why do you want other boo curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
> We get the following deductive syllogism. That is *not similar to* what the original sentence meant, and I would not have clarified with anything similar to that. I give an example for the other one below. > Again we will find there are premis curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#13013 Numbering of premises was left out of my examples, doh! hopefully you can understand. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12947 > I use regular arguments in #12946 . By regular I mean not deduction nor induction. I don’t think it uses abduction either, but I don’t think the term “abduction” is well-defined so it’s hard to comment on that. Here's an example kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12986 It's cool how much detail knowledge he has. There are some danger signs of possible shallowness for some of it (there are too many things that he under-explains about note combinations being interesting but he doesn't say much about *why* besid curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/10
Alan wrote: Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
Another Ron Reply curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/10
> I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate because this background knowledge is only being used to deem our knowledge as probable/acceptable. Since we can’t have certain knowledge about the world, assume it is a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
#12978 > For example the detail of whether that is exactly or approximately 90%. And the detail of what constitutes a "small animal species", how is that defined. I don’t think it matters for this example whether it is exact or approximate be kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/10
History: https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Robber-Barons-Business-America-ebook-dp-B004X2IJ72/dp/B004X2IJ72?tag=curi04-20 Self-help (applies to changing various habits, not only smoking): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EVMK0H0?tag=curi04-20 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
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#13003 > You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. Feynman [wrote](http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html): >> D_rms =√⟨D^2⟩ = √N I parse √⟨D^2⟩ as (the square root of (the expected value of (D squared))). Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
The only way you sum squares before squarerooting is if you also average them before squarerooting. That maybe comes out a bit differently (avging squares instead of the originals) but is a reasonable number unlike the procedure of squaring individual curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
You don't sum the squares before squarerooting. I think Feynman can't have meant that because that would, as you say, change the results significantly. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12999 > I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. Say you only simulate two games. Say the distance at the end of the first game is 2 and the distance at the end o Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12997 > Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution is correct. Yes, he does. #12998 > Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation Err, I simulated this, but didn't share that simulati Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I don't know why you think squaring and then squarerooting would matter (change things) compared to using absolute value. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12996 > I think that explains the discrepancy. Actually, it doesn't entirely explain the discrepancy. Another factor is that my simulation was calculating <|D_N|> in Feynman's notation (the expected value of the absolute value of the deviati Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Ah, so it was expected final distance instead of max deviation at any time. That explains it. I think D means distance (at the end, so yes after N steps, so subscript N would be fine too). IIRC Feynman does a nice job of showing why his solution curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12995 I guess you are referring to http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/I_06.html : > 6–3 The random walk > We may characterize the walker’s progress by the net distance D_N traveled in N steps. Feynman wants to know *the net distance Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12994 I meant with a fair coin. From memory, this is covered in Feynman's lectures on computation and the answer is sqrt(N) – in this case, 10. I wonder why you got a different result. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12993 Interesting question. I don't yet know of a reasonable way, using only a calculator, to get the exact answer or even get a good estimate the answer. I wrote a [simulation in Go](https://play.golang.org/p/JEKdG_G7oHF). If the probability of h Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12992 Count a heads as +1 and a tails as -1. Keep a running tally. After 100 flips, what is the expected deviation from 0? (The max deviation at any time, based on absolute value)? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle (image correction) Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
Biased coin math puzzle Josh Jordan Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
I read Heinlein's *6xH* and *The Past Through Tomorrow*. Good stuff. I skip stories I already read in the last few months. Next I'll be looking through some individual short stories to see if I can find any that I missed. I'm about done with Heinlein. curi What To Read 2019/07/09
do i need to cure my yellow fever or is it like an okay thing to have philosophically? Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/09
#12985 Despite seeming to contradict or not know that stuff multiple times in his post, Ron replied claiming that he does know and accept it. I think it's unclear what's going on. He is an amateur who hasn't had much contact with the community of p Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Another Reply to Ron curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
What Makes This Song Great Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
> The idea of there being exactly one copy of a person for each type of universe (e.g. win bet type or lose bet type) is incorrect. Where did he get this idea if, as he claims, he has read FoR and some of Deutsch's papers? He has completely missed Anonymous Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Ron mentions discussing [ his physics post](http://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html) on reddit while writing it. I found that discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/Physics/comments/c2225k/physics_questions_thread_week_24 curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
This is a comment I wrote on: http://blog.rongarret.info/2019/07/the-trouble-with-many-worlds.html **The Trouble with Many Worlds** > Now consider a case where the odds are not even. Let's arrange for the probabilities to be 2:1 in favor of curi Physics Discussion 2019/07/08
Another Wikipedia bias example: https://twitter.com/Blondiedez/status/1147897801197662208 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/08
i wrote the below to think through some of the Peirce stuff b/c the "proportions of occurrences *only*" idea was not familiar to me. # Peirce’s Proportions of Occurrences “Induction” Requires random samples. This generally requires being a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/08
yes Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
#12970 A term usually applied to white males who have a clear sexual preference for women of asian descent, although it can also be used in reference to white females who prefer asian men. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yellow%20f Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/08
> So the premise is ‘90% of small animal species have eyes’. What details could make this clearer? For example the detail of whether that is exactly or approximately 90%. And the detail of what constitutes a "small animal species", how is that curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/07
Herrenknecht's tunnel-digging machine Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
>because they don't want to be robbers and they discourage robbery by tell people I think you might have meant "by telling people" Anonymous Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/07/07
>Most right-wing, American Christians would have no problem agree Should be "agreeing" Anonymous Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/07/07
https://twitter.com/DavidDeutschOxf/status/1147868850702245889 [image] Links to https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48885846 Anyone have any criticisms of DD's position? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/07
https://daringfireball.net/linked/2019/07/07/uswnt-world-cup [image] Forget equal pay, forget equality, fuck equality, equality is stupid, it was never about equality. Merit pay when women are better, Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/07
#12970 Google it. It appears to be rare, vaccinated, and hard to diagnose accurately (looks similar to some other things). So you probably don't have it. But maybe, if you have symptoms, you have something. A doctor could help. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
#12946 > And then I asked for details about one of the things you introduced in your explanation (that background knowledge) and you still have not provided those details. To reason from an auxiliary premise you must detail what that auxiliary prem kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/07
I think I have yellow fever. What should I do? Boom121 Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/07
#12837 [image] I think needing 5 subscribers to get paid anything by SubscribeStar is an anti-money-laundering (AML) rule. Transaction cost issues are addressed by the dollar minimum. I think AML is a curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/06
You can go into less detail on grammar stuff if you prefer. You don't have to know how every word works. That's up to you. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/07/06
My grammar work has been more difficult recently. Sometimes I get discouraged and frustrated. I think I'm working on easy things and still they seem hard to me and I'm not making much progress. Sometimes I want to give up. I think I should know thi Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/07/06
Do you write? Or read? Do you have any daily or weekly intellectual goals *of your own* (rather than just to pass your classes or do your job)? curi Writing Update 2019/07/05
I particularly liked some of Heinlein's short stories related to atom bomb concerns. The Long Watch Solution Unsatisfactory Blowups Happen I thought those had some interesting ideas in them (the first is particularly short with a standard idea curi What To Read 2019/07/05
I read *Hellbender* by Frank J. Fleming (who made the IMAO blog). It's a funny sci-fi adventure. FYI he has a couple other books too. I read Heinlein's *Expanded Universe* collection of short stories. Solid stuff. I skipped some of the non-fiction curi What To Read 2019/07/05
Twitter is banned in China so somebody made this https://t.me/s/realDonaldTrumpTwitter Anonymous Globalism 2019/07/05
I commented on the new House of Sunny podcast ep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gYSxRf25-c > I think the fraud angle is important. We don't need new regulations. We need to enforce the most basic existing laws that would exist even in a minar curi Politics Discussion 2019/07/04
Sometimes the prologue would be interesting to read *last*. After I read the book, now I'll understand it and care. Sometimes I think they should have put it at the end of the book, not the start. The acknowledgments should go at the end too (and in s curi Podcast Discussion 2019/07/04
https://curi.us/podcast/reading For the podcast advocating reading books, I think I forgot to say it's also important to *stop* reading books. If it's not working for you, don't finish it. Don't commit to reading a whole book just because you read curi Podcast Discussion 2019/07/04
under Step 4 in the article there is a typo (should be "Example adjectives") >Examples adjectives: beautiful, tall, thin, round, young, blue, plastic. Anonymous English Language, Analysis & Grammar 2019/07/04
What people spend money on & who people worship as God Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/04
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https://mises.org/wire/american-policy-pushes-iran-toward-nuclear-weapons > If the US really wants to decrease the chances of a nuclear-armed Iran, it will have to adopt a less hostile policy. This Mises article is basically saying the US is *c Dagny Politics Discussion 2019/07/03
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[image] The Mises people appear to view stocks as an inflation-protected investment. Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/07/03
Short, early scene from [Hellbender](https://www.amazon.com/Hellbender-Frank-J-Fleming-ebook/dp/B07TCV1GL8/?tag=curi04-20) by Frank J (author of the IMAO blog). Doug got fired and then we find out what Lulu's job is and how she keeps it. It's like a c curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/07/02
I didn't know the gun control situation in the US was so awful a few decades ago! Texas and Alaska were NO ISSUE states!? https://twitter.com/RepThomasMassie/status/1145777240514465793 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/07/02
Posting Images curi How Comments Work 2019/07/02
Don't post naked pictures of people's asses here. You can link to them but you ought to give a warning like NSFW. Don't post them as actual images that will show up here. BTW, I see that your competence at following simple instructions for how to f curi Open Discussion: Religion 2019/07/02
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Regular Arguments curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
> I’ve provided details of the non-inductive part; the hypothesis stage. We start by conjecturing a new theory (SNB have eyes), and then through deductive application of our existing background knowledge (most small animal species have eyes) we can curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
#12917 > If you change it to that, then I will have questions/criticisms about that. I have issues with both alternatives. In the first case, we begin with complete knowledge, and then you propose that we somehow lose that knowledge but retain som kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/07/01
#12939 Where'd you learn that stuff? > A sample can only be random with respect to some specific characteristic of a physical system. Do you mean one characteristic, or can it be two? Three? A trillion? Infinity? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/07/01
Robert Heinlein in *Expanded Universe* (short story collection, but this is his own opinion, not from within a story): > Anyone today who simply brushes off ESP phenomena as being ridiculous is either pigheaded or ignorant. curi What To Read 2019/07/01
#12940 Yes but many post-mortems will be very short. E.g. you could say: I don't know enough about this problem. I need more data, more experience with it. *And* I think it's minor and rare (because [something]). So I won't worry about it for now. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/07/01
The cult at the heart of Fascism and Communism Dfens By Any Means Necessary: A Violent Marxist Cult 2019/07/01
Post-mortems and overreaching Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/07/01
random sampling Alan Alan Discussion 2019/06/30
Alan, what do you think about random sampling and CR? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/06/30
#12624 > The induction implied by HTV is deduced as follows. > > (1) A HTV theory is one in which each of its concepts is constrained by some past observed phenomena. > (2) When we reflect back on past observations to see how constrained our co oh my god it's turpentine Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/30
https://twitter.com/johnrlottjr/status/1145218481111089152?s=21 > Florida gov signs bill requiring felons pay fines before they can vote > “the language said felons must complete their sentences, & Rs interpreted that to include restitution, cou Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/30
#12934 thx, fixed curi Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/06/29
> Of course, some *some* people labelled mentally ill were not misbehaving, and misbehavior is often defined by those with power instead of being defined objectively. 2 x "some". N Are rules your ally or your enemy? 2019/06/29
To see what speedrunning is like, watch some Games Done Quick archives: https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick/videos Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/29
This page is good for finding broad (open) discussion topics to post to. I just added year labels to the open discussion topics to differentiate them. https://curi.us/archives/list_category/83 curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12911 They are doing *ad hoc* epistemology. This is bad because people in the field are not learning from them *and vice versa*. Lots of people do ad hoc epistemology and then it never gets connected together in some single place and evaluated and curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12924 > https://www.salon.com/2011/04/05/my_father_the_objectivist/ interesting thing I read at the link: > Our objectivist education, however, was not confined to lectures and books. One time, at dinner, I complained that my brother was ho Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/28/opinion/democrats-debate-2020.html Dems are purely evil radical hard left communists, would destroy America and leave us socialized and starving. Even NYTimes' token conservatives like Bret Stephens are starting t Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/29
I've been reading Noble Vision, which is a novel with heavy Ayn Rand/Objectivist style themes in where the hero is a doctor dealing with a socialist medical bureaucracy in the US. https://www.amazon.com/Noble-Vision-Gen-LaGreca/dp/0974457949 I c Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/29
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#12194 Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
> #12194 >> I'd prefer not to talk about my motives though, save for one. And that is that Elliot is a truly toxic person "toxic person" is vague. The more literal meaning (poisonous) doesn't apply, which leaves us with a metaphorical usage tha Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
#12194 > I'd prefer not to talk about my motives though, save for one. And that is that Elliot is a truly toxic person that has harmed many good people. And that hurts me. It's telling that multiple people have said this about Elliot, but other Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4292549&forum_id=2#38458932 Date: June 29th, 2019 12:31 AM Author: Confuseddood During the Great Depression, a Communist got hired as an artist by the [Works Progress Administration] to paint shit a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/29
I read Heinlein's *Glory Road*. Atypically, it had major fantasy elements. curi What To Read 2019/06/28
#12919 It's kinda interesting. Some of the anti-semitic comments, scattered throughout, are nasty. But I just got to this one which is fucking egregious (emphasis added): > (23. The Jews never miss an opportunity for *Holohoaxing*, so they produced Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/06/28
Reflections on the Christ Myth by Revilo P. Oliver http://www.revilo-oliver.com/rpo/Reflections.html Anonymous Open Discussion: Religion 2019/06/28
[image] The Mises Institute has some awful affiliations. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/27
> If you don't like the scenario where we learnt the statistic by checking every small animal species, then assume we only know it from checking a sample of small animal species (via induction). If you change it to that, then I will have questions/ curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/27
The second amendment says we don't need a gun license. Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
At the Dem debate last night, Booker said if you need a license to drive a car, you should get a license to own guns. But you only need a license to drive on public roads, not your own property. So Booker's reasoning kinda works if you want to Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/06/27
I read Heinlein's *Farnham's Freehold*. It was pretty solid and standard. Not exceptional and not weird. curi What To Read 2019/06/27
#12879 Here's a good example of the ongoing fraud these companies do: https://twitter.com/YouTubeInsider/status/1143685228126281728 > We've had a lot of questions today...clarifying, we apply our policies fairly and without political bias. All c curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/27
reddit quarantined r/the_donald https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/06/26/pro-trump-message-board-quarantined-by-reddit-following-violent-threats/ they also suspended Veritas' reddit account https://reclaimthenet.org/reddit-suspend Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/27