Small hope for less bias and more practabilitypost by ArthurLidia · 2019-01-31T22:09:29.357Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW · None comments
Unpractical approach of rationality demonstrated by the story of Bertrand Russell. Those who use the creative fire to achieve goals like: finding the truth. One who has superiority because he is rational and others are NPC, is not the right approach. It could be that the cause of unpractical approach in rationality. Of course if we all used the 2% of our existence (the whole feeling machine, physical machine, subjective experience, personal projects and consciousness ). The rational side would be more of that. But that wouldn't be a gain, but a loss. Like losing your feelings. Rationality never brings balance. As Logicomix (the best book truth adventure) may put it
”happy ending” for whom? Kurt Gödel starved himself. Bertrand Russell and Hilbert psychotic sons. And Cantor turning crazy.
These people later influenced Alan Turing (foundation of computer science, the cliche ending to the book). Perhaps rational communities, just like Logic served well the mathematics into not dispersing , and mathematics is the language of physics who supports science.
Pointed before by Paul Crowley [LW · GW]. One can see that weakness that lesswrong was interest in psychology WEIRD samples Psychology is still in its alchemy like state, so is the era before the systematic bias.
In 2010, a group of researchers reported a systemic bias in psychology studies towards WEIRD ("western, educated, industrialized, rich and democratic") subjects. Although only 1/8 people worldwide fall into the WEIRD classification, the researchers claimed that 60–90% of psychology studies are performed on WEIRD subjects. The article gave examples of results that differ significantly between WEIRD subjects and tribal cultures, including the Müller-Lyer illusion.
which is three years before lesswrong started to decay which was unfortunate. Perhaps the new era of better research in psychology (after 2010 )would give rise to “Less Wrong” cognitive biases.
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