Google docs are good for saving content on the fly.dave-lindbergh on In physical eschatology, is Aestivation a sound strategy?
With all due respect to the first set of authors, I wouldn't argue with Charles Bennett on the subject of thermodynamics. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02084158pktechgirl on Does scientific productivity correlate with IQ?
Interesting, thanks.psycs on Does the _timing_ of practice, relative to sleep, make a difference for skill consolidation?
The reference for the Robertson paper is: Brown, R. M., & Robertson, E. M. (2007). Off-line processing: reciprocal interactions between declarative and procedural memories. Journal of Neuroscience, 27(39), 10468-10475.dagon on No, it's not The Incentives—it's you
"Selling out" has been in the well-known concept space for a long long time - it's not a particularly recent phenomenon to have to make choices where the moral/prosocial option is not the materially-rewarded one. It probably _IS_ recent that any group or endeavor can be expected to have large impact over much of humanity.
Do we have any examples of groups that both behave well AND get significant things done?habryka4 on Does scientific productivity correlate with IQ?
I think the vast majority of the Flynn effect was moving the bottom up, not moving the top up, so I don't expect the Flynn effect to be super important here. Relevant quote from Wikipedia:
Some studies have found the gains of the Flynn effect to be particularly concentrated at the lower end of the distribution. Teasdale and Owen (1989), for example, found the effect primarily reduced the number of low-end scores, resulting in an increased number of moderately high scores, with no increase in very high scores. In another study, two large samples of Spanish children were assessed with a 30-year gap. Comparison of the IQ distributions indicated that the mean IQ scores on the test had increased by 9.7 points (the Flynn effect), the gains were concentrated in the lower half of the distribution and negligible in the top half, and the gains gradually decreased as the IQ of the individuals increased. Some studies have found a reverse Flynn effect with declining scores for those with high IQ.habryka4 on Unrolling social metacognition: Three levels of meta are not enough.
T-Group stuff sounds interesting. Does this Wikipedia article refer to the same thing you were talking about?raemon on No, it's not The Incentives—it's you
Same.habryka4 on Recommendation Features on LessWrong
The problem with this approach is that we randomize recommendations on each load, and it's not obvious how to do this while preserving that functionality (which I think is really key for the whole thing to work).habryka4 on No, it's not The Incentives—it's you
This comment feels like it correctly summarizes a lot of my thinking on this topic, and I would feel excited about a top-level post version of it.