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Questions (1) 2019/05/15 curi a good way to present questions is as a point you got stuck in your own thinking process. you tried to solve W problem, you thought X and Y, you ran into difficulty Z, and the question is how to make progress on W problem. tell that story. you should

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Race in Lake kingdom - part 5 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/22
> #12452 > Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ : >> Next to being right in this world, the best of all things is to be clearly and definitely wrong, because you will come out somewhere. > I think there's something to be said for hedging whe Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/22
*Bureaucracy* by Ludwig von Mises: > Half a century later German liberalism was stone dead. The Kaiser’s Sozialpolitik, the statist system of government interference with business and of aggressive nationalism, had supplanted it. Nobody minded w Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/22
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Practice being the thing needful, it is essential that we put aside a certain amount of time for it. Unless you lay out a definite program, unless you put aside, say, one-half hour every day, for pure downr Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/22
https://daringfireball.net/2019/05/good_old_fashioned_macbook_pro_speed_bumps > Most people waiting for the new Mac Pro think it’s in state #1 or #2, and thus, we’ll get some sort of look at it at WWDC. The comma after "thus" is wrong and s Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
https://voat.co/v/politics/3230478 Poles have published the Red Cross report on the Nazi concentration camps that claims 271,301 people were killed, not 6 million. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/21
#12462 *On Liberty* is indeed an important book: Mises, in *Liberalism* ("epigone" means "a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher"): > John Stuart Mill is an epigone of classical liberalism and, curi Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Another way of reading a book is what I may call the anticipating method. Whenever a writer has started to explain something, or whenever you see that he is about to, stop reading and try to think out the e Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > While I believe all the foregoing suggestions are judicious and necessary, I am willing to admit that their wisdom may reasonably be doubted. But there is one practice about which there can be no controvers Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > So with reading. When we peruse a book in the usual casual way we do not master it. And when we read a book on the same subject immediately after it, the different viewpoint is liable to cause bewilderment Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt liked Hayek's *Road to Serfdom* Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Roosh V banned from Twitter for 7 days for tweeting the phrase "tranny freak" Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt & "philosophy first" Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt's published writing consists of ~10M words Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Hazlitt wrote *Thinking as a Science* at age 22 Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > The very fact that you want to study a subject implies that the phenomena with which it deals are not clear to you. You desire to study economics, for instance, because you feel that you do not understand e Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
#12452 Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ : > Next to being right in this world, the best of all things is to be clearly and definitely wrong, because you will come out somewhere. I think there's something to be said for hedging when you'r Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Race in Lake kingdom - part 4 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > While no complaint can be made of lack of quantity in what has been written on reading, most of it has not taken up the subject from the proper standpoint; still less has dealt with it in the right manner. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > One word more on this. There is a type of individual, most often met with among writers, who fears to make a statement of his thought definite, because he has a faint suspicion that it may be wrong. He wish Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ >It is important that we be unprejudiced. It is even more important that our views be definite. And if our definite views are wrong?... But the words of Thomas Huxley on this subject cannot be improved: >“ Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/21
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > The average man (that mythical creature!) when he has just been confronted with a problem, may wrestle with it with all the vigor of a great thinker. But as he sees difficulties multiplying about him, he gr Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
using both cap buttons isn't necessary. try it both ways and see what you prefer (and try to find out what speedrunners do – if they all do it the same way, do that. if they do a variety then you can pick). the cap stays out for a certain amount of curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > In fact, it is only by deep reflection on a subject that we come to realize most of the problems involved. You walk along the road with your friend the botanist and he stops to pick what looks to you to be Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ Note the similarity to some Popper stuff here regarding the point about observing. This book was published when Popper was 14, so Hazlitt didn't get it from Popper > Nowhere is the evolutionary method more Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > Before starting to solve a question—while deciding, for instance, on the validity of some nice distinction in logic—we should ask ourselves, “What practical difference will it make if I hold one opini Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > MOST of us, at those rare intervals when we think at all, do so in a slipshod sort of way. If we come across a mental difficulty we try to get rid of it in almost any kind of hit or miss manner. Even those Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ > I beg no one to get frightened. Science does not necessarily mean test tubes and telescopes. I mean science in its broadest sense; and in this sense it means nothing more than organized knowledge. If we are Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking as a Science_ >Most people, when confronted with a problem, immediately acquire an inordinate desire to “read-up” on it. When they get stuck mentally, the first thing such people do is to run to a book. Confess it, have Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Henry Hazlitt, _Thinking As a Science_ > Every sensible man realizes that the perfection of a mechanical instrument depends to some extent upon the perfection of the tools with which it is made. No carpenter would expect a perfectly smooth board af Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/20
Race in Lake kingdom - part 3 GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/20
Corrections: 1. The Wikipedia URL should be: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo%5f11%5f%282019%5ffilm%29 2. There was a missing ellipsis in a quote from Ayn Rand. The quote (which comes from p. 718 of the Sep 1969 issue of *The Objectivist* li Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/19
GISTE Race in Lake kingdom - part 2 Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/19
Apollo 11 (2019) documentary Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/19
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Flowers_Campaign >The Hundred Flowers Campaign, also termed the Hundred Flowers Movement (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????; pinyin: B?ihu? Qífàng), was a period in 1956 in the People's Repu Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/18
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7022005/Thugs-beat-slash-stomp-Brooklyn-man-broad-daylight-attack.html thugs beat the crap out of a guy to take his credit card to use at McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSicdnahJ7o video jokes about anti-child violence in latin american culture Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/18
>>> -- A good philosophy is an integrated system of ideas without contradictions >> **Objectivism is a good philosophy despite containing mistakes** (including, no doubt, contradictions). Objectivism has value, it can help us, and it's superior (fe curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/18
Lots of mutable state bugs in BotW (as is typical of games). Anonymous Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
#12432 As he mentions in the first minute of the first video, this stuff is hard. So, FYI, *do not speedrun BotW*. You can consider it as your *second* speedgame if you speedrun Mario Odyssey first. Odyssey has much lower barriers to entry. http curi Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
Limcube’s BotW any% tutorial Alisa Philosophy Side Quests 2019/05/18
Race in Lake kingdom GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/18
😈 ![]https://gfycat.com/obedientchubbyhagfish Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/18
#12427 >(This is arguing with Peikoff, not with the accuracy of N's summary of Peikoff. I assume. I didn't go check what Peikoff said.) I try to stay true to the material in the summary part. Some statements are my own as they try to condense a st N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/18
I tried playing Super Mario Odyssey. I know someone who already had the game and was willing to help me get started using their game. I hadn't played this kind of game before although I had seen other people play similar games in the past. I had t Anne B Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/17
> -- A good philosophy is an integrated system of ideas without contradictions That's an aspiration or goal. But it's not a criterion of a good philosophy. People make mistakes. Objectivism is a good philosophy despite containing mistakes (includin curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/17
I thought of something that might satisfy the four criteria above. I wanted to study grammar and I wanted to start with very easy grammar stuff. I looked online for grammar games for kids but those seemed more like they were testing grammar kno Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/17
#12423 Thanks. N Open Discussion 2019/05/17
Here's the first post of Nikola's OPAR reading, so that people can see what came of the reading group discussion above: http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion#c12418 Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/17
#12422 I meant use a different blog topic (= comment on a different post), not a different writing topic. I have moved it here: http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion#c12418 curi Open Discussion 2019/05/17
#12420 I did't quite understand the first sentence. Do you mean not "First reading of OPAR"? Please do. No problem at all. N Open Discussion 2019/05/17
#12358 I read [Fugitive From Asteron](https://www.amazon.com/Fugitive-Asteron-Gen-LaGreca-ebook/dp/B016N6SYH0?tag=curi04-20) and liked it more than *A Dream of Daring*. It also has much less copied from Rand than *Noble Vision*, but I liked the plot m curi Open Discussion 2019/05/17
#12418 It would be better if you used a different topic for this so other people aren't posting off-topic stuff in the middle. Do you mind if I manually move it here? http://curi.us/1857-open-thread-objectivism-discussion Any other Objectivis curi Open Discussion 2019/05/17
Thank you. Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
First reading of OPAR N Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/05/17
https://twitter.com/horowitz39 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/17
https://www.theneurotypical.com/autism-is-not-cute.html Some decent points about how the TV version of autism is fake, sanitized and misleading. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/17
#12414 https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=site:curi.us+speed+reading&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
What are some good ways to learn speed reading? And what methods are bad and should be avoided? Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/17
#12404 Thank you. Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
People say such stupid shit about epistemology and about quantum physics. [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/16
#12409 I don't think it's logical because both the hedge and the strong word *come from the same single piece of info*. And neither one is worded in a logical way. She has a feeling (because of the data)? Ridiculous. And it'd make more sense (not grea curi Open Discussion 2019/05/16
I don't think I am oriented towards big outcome vs. small outcome. I value plenty of small outcomes, including learning some little things. I think I value things that I want for their own sake vs. things that are only means to something else that Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/16
#12408 I read strong claims + hedge as referring to the claimer's confidence and to the state of reality separately. I decipher which is which by which part of the sentence the claim or hedge is referencing. So for example: "i have a feeling they Andy Open Discussion 2019/05/16
the way ppl mix hedging with exaggerating is weird speedrun marathon announcer about one of the bid wars" > X is at 4500, Y is at 500, so i have a feeling they definitely want X “have a feeling” is a big hedge, then she goes and says “d curi Open Discussion 2019/05/16
#12406 As far as I can tell, everyone has read what I said as "we should implement 0-0-2 role lock". That's it. That is what they heard. Any nuance beyond that is lost on them. The fact that I didn't say that is also lost on them. curi Open Discussion 2019/05/16
#12405 I've gotten 3 replies so far, from 2 ppl, and they completely misunderstand the point. These people apparently cannot understand basic logic at all. Typical but important fact about the world. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/16
I made a reddit post. Reposting here partly in case mods delete it (never trust reddit mods) and partly b/c I think it's a good logical point that other people are missing (which is why I said it). https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comm curi Open Discussion 2019/05/16
Re Epstein's book: http://curi.us/1688-alex-epstein-attacks-liberty See also: http://curi.us/1618-alex-epstein-scholarship-problem http://curi.us/1852-alex-epsteins-pinnacle And he also helps legitimize psychiatry and medicalize everyda curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
#12397 Thank you for answering my questions, Curi. Since I still have stuff by Rand to read as well as Peikoff's OPAR, I'll focus on that instead of Branden. I was chewing on a bunch of your podcasts after those two I asked about and in the one on Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/16
I think the answer is supposed to be 3: "Seeking revenge only makes things worse". Anne B IQ 2019/05/16
#12366 Anti-Globalism is the greatest anti-Semitism. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/16
#12393 Valid points. Thanks. I'll bring my upcoming questions on OPAR (and other books) to the Open Discussion forum on curi forum. Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
>Here's a typical example of a flawed IQ test question. We could discuss the flaws if people are interested in talking about it. And I'm curious what people think the answer is supposed to be. i think the answer is 2 "You can't be right by being wr Anonymous IQ 2019/05/15
a good way to present questions is as a point you got stuck in your own thinking process. you tried to solve W problem, you thought X and Y, you ran into difficulty Z, and the question is how to make progress on W problem. tell that story. you should curi Questions 2019/05/15
Podcasts are now up answering #12357 and #12374 I'm writing this comment because I forgot to include a criticism of Branden. http://www.starways.net/lisa/essays/benefits1.html > Notice further -- and this is especially true of Atlas Shrugged curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/15
A moderator of the True Objectivism subreddit defended deplatforming! I replied: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trueobjectivism/comments/bnvnbm/facebook_and_twitter_cant_censor_speech/ennuzzl/ > The government has supported and subsidized these compan curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
#12390 It's technically possible if you assume people have free internet access. That doesn't make it realistic to get a lot of people using it, or make it convenient and user friendly, etc. Also to get started people will need to do something like curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
*Time Will Run Back* by Hazlitt: > “It is precisely enough knowledge for making practical decisions that I’m trying to get,” said Peter. “Suppose somebody in the Central Planning Board thought that we needed more shoes. And suppose we could curi Open Discussion: Economics 2019/05/15
Reading Groups curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
> I was trying to find a learning project that satisfies all of these criteria: > > 1) I can do it with an error rate of 1% or less. > > 2) I can tell when I've made an error. > > 3) It's a step towards other things I want to learn. > > I can' Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/15
#12389 >You are welcome to try to organize a reading group. I think if people aren't already reading and analyzing texts on their own initiative and schedule, making it a collaboration won't fix the problem. >If you say something substantive ab Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
What Is to Be Done? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/15
You are welcome to try to organize a reading group. I think if people aren't already reading and analyzing texts on their own initiative and schedule, making it a collaboration won't fix the problem. If you say something substantive about OPAR, or curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
#12369 >The problem is stuff like reading books doesn't give people good enough feedback on how well they're understanding stuff. I've tried to solve that problem with discussion forums, which help but most people don't want to use them. Curi, Nikola Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/15
I'm not saying that the projects I listed in #12385 didn't work. I'm saying that they were not < 1% error rate projects for me. If I want something I can do with under a 1% error rate I'm going to have to find much easier projects. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
> You could have proceeded by responding to this (linked a few comments above): > > https://curi.us/1859-how-to-get-unstuck > > You didn't. I thought the conversation in #12359, #12360, #12363, #12364, and #12375 was in response to that link. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I think I might enjoy playing Super Mario Odyssey. However, it seems like it would be a long project to try to get super good at it. I think I'd make mistakes in my process. I'd get stuck. My rate of errors that I couldn't fix myself would be higher t Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I was trying to find a learning project that satisfies all of these criteria: 1) I can do it with an error rate of 1% or less. 2) I can tell when I've made an error. 3) It's a step towards other things I want to learn. I can't think of any Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I don't think it's always right to give up on something when I'm having a bad time. FI is a good example of this. I'd rather keep trying to find a way to do it that's not a bad time for me. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
Mario is a better plan than giving up and leaving. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/fallible-ideas/C006C3A7-9371-4CD3-AA84-D39E7B7B4E09%40curi.us > Stop. Don’t. Abort. You have to do things you want to do. Otherwise you’ll mistreat people, especially yourself. When you dislike things and have Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I liked this video about speedrunning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV7cAQBsMjo curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/14
I tried to buy the Girls Chase book. The link on their website didn't work for me and I couldn't find the book elsewhere. I was about to write to the Girls Chase people and ask how to buy the book. Then this was posted: https://groups.google.com/d/ Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
#12377 I am having a hard time responding to this post. I feel frustrated and defensive reading it. What to do? I will try the advice given below and just post this and see what happens. https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/fallible-ideas/C006C Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
> One idea just came to me. In #12359 I said that truth is important to me. I recently started videoing myself doing some activities that I wanted to improve at. This is a way of getting at the truth of how I'm doing, a truth that I was unwilling to l Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I am thinking about doing the learning project described here: http://curi.us/2198-mario-odyssey-discussion > By playing Mario Odyssey, you can learn what it's like to get good and something and succeed. You can see how practice works and things Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
I wrote #12363 : >> The ones on that chart that are most motivating for me are: >> The American Dream >> Reason >> Human Rights >> Individualism >> Individual Responsibility Anonymous wrote #12364 : > Try to do something with one or more Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/14
Nathaniel Branden Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/14
I tweeted: If gender doesn’t matter, why does it matter which gender you identify as? Trans-activists are sexists who judge people by their gender, contrary to the prior activism that downplayed gender. Also note the parallels to race issues. curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/13
Aella's guide to making money as a camgirl Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/13
The reason I'm focusing on *games* this much is they have clear rules, both about actions allowed and about what is success or failure, winning or losing. and the game world is much smaller and easier to master than the real world. Young children l curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
#12369 There's also playing 1v1 strategy-based video games, against other humans, which aren't too fast paced, e.g. Hearthstone, and which have a ranking system you can climb as you improve. If your rank is climbing, you're doing better. Hearthstone h curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
#12368 There are many, e.g. learning how to analyze writing, word by word, to know what it means. I'm working on some material about that. But I don't know of great options that don't directly involve other people *and* make it easy to check how well curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
Assumes ability Kennita Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/05/13
I explained some CR stuff, particularly about assumptions and foundations: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/r9KDPJUwg88/eRa1meO4AgAJ curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/05/13
https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1128057954245079040 [image] Context is she's mad I said (to someone else): https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1127453335819247616 > Anti-zionism is mostly motiva curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/13
#12362 > 1% error rate is not super easy. Your error rate when walking is much lower than 1%. > > And if you *actually do something* and *succeed* (you were right that you already knew how to do it), you can then incrementally make it harder. Yo Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12363 Try to do something with one or more of those. Can it motivate you to do any learning activities to try to change some way you're currently violating them? You are currently violating them a ton (if you understood Rand and Mises, you'd understa Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12360 > http://fallibleideas.com/parenting-and-tradition > > do you think you have any of those values enough for it to have convinced you to change your parenting (if you were a regular parent, didn't know about tcs, homeschool, etc)? or are n Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
1% error rate is not super easy. Your error rate when walking is much lower than 1%. And if you *actually do something* and *succeed* (you were right that you already knew how to do it), you can then incrementally make it harder. You have to start Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
>> I don't think I really believe that doing things that are super easy (1% error rate) will result in much learning. > You neglected to say why. I think I won't learn from doing things I already know how to do. And I think I won't learn much f Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
#12359 re good values, look at the chart here: http://fallibleideas.com/parenting-and-tradition do you think you have any of those values enough for it to have convinced you to change your parenting (if you were a regular parent, didn't know abo Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
>What are you great at? What are you *very* interested in? What good values do hold strongly enough to prioritize them over rationalizations and other crap? What *resources* do you have available to help your learning? > > Look at this https://curi. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/13
I read *A Dream of Daring*. I thought it wasn't great. But I highly recommend *A Noble Vision* to people who like Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead and have read them a few times each. Noble Vision is $4 on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0 curi Open Discussion 2019/05/13
Introspection Nikola Submit Podcast Questions 2019/05/13
RICE vs MOVE for injuries Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/12
"Outcome-oriented" isn't precise. It's more like *big* outcome-oriented. Learning one little thing is a small outcome. Big outcomes generally come from many small outcomes combined. How can one fail to value the small outcomes individually, but curi Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
I think you're mostly right about me being outcome-oriented. One exception is hobbies. I do them mostly or entirely for their own sake rather than for the outcome. None of my hobbies are good candidates for a big project though. For some project Andy Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
#12340 The author of this blog has a standard misconception about the relationship between the Many Worlds Interpretation (MWI) and quantum mechanics (QM): > It seems plain to me that such an "explanation" of QM gets you exactly nowhere. He thin Alan Alan Discussion 2019/05/12
#12300 You sound outcome-oriented. Like you have to reach that whole big goal or else you failed. For big projects you have to value the journey, not be so focused on the destination. Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/05/12
> I don't think I really believe that doing things that are super easy (1% error rate) will result in much learning. You neglected to say why. Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
What are you great at? What are you *very* interested in? What good values do hold strongly enough to prioritize them over rationalizations and other crap? What *resources* do you have available to help your learning? Look at this https://curi.us/1 Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
[image] https://twitter.com/curi42/status/1127677798787588096 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
Comment in moderation queue at http://blog.rongarret.info/2015/03/why-some-assumptions-are-better-than.html > All reasoning has to start from assumptions. Assumptions by definition can't be proven or disproven. So how can we evaluate our core assu curi Open Discussion 2019/05/12
Comment in moderation queue at https://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html Found because https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19888093 > Furthermore, MWI is often presented in a caricatured way that is actually curi Open Discussion 2019/05/12
Of course I mean "cults" Audio only https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/house-of-sunny-podcast-house-of-sunny-cSx-szJaZm_/ Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
Sunny and Doug on political coults https://youtu.be/XpJBwOSwzcI You can skip the first 15~20 minutes Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/12
self-improvement Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/05/12
#12342 AWALT Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/12
This is what a soulless second-hander looks like (the girl on the couch): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Zt0zQ3PClo Dozens of examples. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/12
I wrote this reply to Garret, which is now in the moderation queue: http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html > 1. I find it disingenuous to claim that the theory of shadow photons is "a.k.a. quantum theory." Th curi Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
Garret claims a specific paragraph in FoR, which he quotes, is wrong. Reading what he says now: http://blog.rongarret.info/2009/04/on-shadow-photons-and-real-unicorns.html Thoughts, Alan? Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
Alan, gonna follow up on #12223 ? Also what do you think of this? http://blog.rongarret.info/2014/09/are-parallel-universes-real.html Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/05/11
https://twitter.com/GGReisman/status/1127433533234876417 [image] Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/11
> The short version of the answer to that is: a superior explanation is one that explains more phenomena with fewer ad hoc assumptions and free parameters. This is an incorrect holdover from non-CR epistemology. Popper fixed it a little and DD mor curi Open Discussion 2019/05/11
#12335 CORRECTION: The paragraph beginning with “In the end” was by astazangasta, not by me; it should have been quoted. Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/11
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Yes, I will email him. Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/11
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18715866 > MailChimp deleted my account with no warning Various worrying things in comments there, in the blog post, and in comments on the blog post. Lots of people have been screwed, not just one. I just curi Open Discussion 2019/05/11
#12331 Saying a theory has to be better than any prior theory to qualify as "scientific" is ridiculous. That makes more sense as a criterion for accepting the theory as the best available, not for considering it part of science. I think he's gettin curi Open Discussion 2019/05/11
lisper@HN on falsificationism and explanations Alisa Open Discussion 2019/05/11
> Where you say "advanced stuff where you don't know what you're talking about," is the "advanced stuff" economics? You were trying to use a Mises argument about trade and war, which you have not taken steps to test your understanding of or practi Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/11
#12327 I am Elliot. My point was reposting content so it's in a better place. If someone posts a tweet, link or quote without any comment, I'd generally assume they think it's good. curi Politics Discussion 2019/05/11
bad is not just arbitrary oh my god it's turpentine The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/11
#12320 I agree with Elliot. What's your point? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/11
>> By that definition and given an open ended conception of debate, basically every tweet on Twitter that's about an intellectual topic is a lie, isn't it? > Yes. (Semi-intellectual) people everywhere ~constantly lie that they have Paths Forward, w Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/05/11
Big Deplatforming Day Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/05/10
No, it's about criticizing some actual flaw in something. Not that it's "arbitrary" but something is actually wrong with it. The point is most flaws are not "contradicts the evidence". There are other types of flaws which are used all the time. Rej Dagny The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/10
The Arbitrary JN The Most Important Improvement to Popperian Philosophy of Science 2019/05/10

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