[Link] Article about rationality and CFAR

post by Despard · 2012-09-09T17:06:31.727Z · score: 8 (9 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 8 comments

http://issuu.com/nervemag/docs/issue-2?mode=window&pageNumber=18

A friend of mine runs Nerve, the new science magazine at the university where I work, and I offered to write about rationality for their second issue. The article is just out, with some quotes from some people you might recognise! Enjoy.

EDIT: the Wordpress version is now up, for those allergic to Flash.

http://nervemag.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/why-are-smart-people-so-stupid/

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comment by gwern · 2012-09-09T18:10:06.232Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I don't suppose there's a non-Flash version of the article?

comment by Despard · 2012-09-09T18:31:17.796Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It'll be going up on Wordpress soon: http://nervemag.wordpress.com/

comment by Despard · 2012-09-11T03:37:49.146Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Wordpress version now up. http://nervemag.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/why-are-smart-people-so-stupid/

comment by Rubix · 2012-09-09T21:35:54.857Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

Julia Galef is quoted as Julie Galef on page 21.

comment by Despard · 2012-09-10T22:29:35.446Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Good catch. Just chatting to the editor to try to get this fixed - apparently there's a problem with the edit feature on issuu.

ETA: unfortunately it can't be changed. It can be re-uploaded but then they'd lose the view stats.

comment by [deleted] · 2012-09-10T15:58:54.518Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

A good article, but t I think you introduced and name-dropped too much new jargon.

comment by AlexMennen · 2012-09-09T18:26:52.669Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The brief description of Less Wrong in that article will sound very strange to anyone not already familiar with us.

comment by Despard · 2012-09-09T18:35:58.036Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

I guess it does a little - the piece was edited slightly from my original submission. I don't think it sounds all that strange, though I'm almost certainly biased on that front...