Rational Manifestopost by ld97 · 2020-03-31T17:03:08.951Z · LW · GW · 2 comments
About one month ago, I saw an Agile Manifesto. It inspired me to create my own one because you know, manifests seem to be popular. So, for the 1st of April, I created Rational Manifesto:
- Manifests are full of obvious things. This is one of them.
- The previous item was a recursive joke.
- Before using some advice from the manifest, you should check that this advice works.
- Previous advice should be checked too.
- If manifest contains a thing that seems to be true, that doesn't say anything about others.
- If you found something wrong in the manifest - this manifest is useless.
- The previous item is an example of the wrong one.
- Every manifest tries to become a cult.
- If you hadn't understood previous items - you have a chance to join the cult.
- Add one cultist point for every item you don't understand. Including this one.
- This manifest was signed by Eliezer Yudkowsky, Donald Knuth, Linus Tovalds and Daniel Kahneman.
- If it makes it more valuable for you - add another two cultist points.
- Answering to your question: No, they haven't signed it yet.
- Add another two points.
- If you often try to explain something from the end.
- If you think that all items in this manifest are obvious - another 5 points.
- This manifest is excellent and will save the world.
- Another 2 points if you believed it.
- If you weren't counting your points - add 3 more.
- If you finished with a positive number of cultist points - think of it.
And yep, then I tried to pass this manifest by myself, after a week since I've created it - my score was positive.
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