June Outreach Thread

post by Gleb_Tsipursky · 2016-06-06T13:47:14.768Z · score: -7 (10 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 4 comments

Please share about any outreach that you have done to convey rationality and effective altruism-themed ideas broadly, whether recent or not, which you have not yet shared on previous Outreach threads. The goal of having this thread is to organize information about outreach and provide community support and recognition for raising the sanity waterline, a form of cognitive altruism that contributes to creating a flourishing world. Likewise, doing so can help inspire others to emulate some aspects of these good deeds through social proof and network effects.

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comment by Gleb_Tsipursky · 2016-06-06T14:02:39.471Z · score: -6 (10 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Three pieces of note.

I newsjacked the Panama Papers story in an op-ed in a prominent regional newspaper that channeled attention toward EA-themed charities.

I published an article on Psychology Today about having agency in figuring out one's meaning and purpose from a science-based perspective, which rose to the rank of the most popular piece on Psychology Today.

Finally, I published an article targeted at an audience of people within EA who don't have rationality skills to improve their truth-seeking abilities in a debate.

comment by SquirrelInHell · 2016-06-09T03:57:29.319Z · score: 7 (7 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I don't know if you know why you are downvoted, but here's a guess: what you are effectively doing is a bragging thread under the guise of an outreach thread.

I can also say that for me, being able to brag about it here does not feel like an incentive to do more rationality outreach. If others are of the some opinion, does it render the purpose you have in mind for these threads moot, or is there something more?

comment by Gleb_Tsipursky · 2016-06-09T17:45:56.331Z · score: -2 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Interesting, didn't think of it that way. The purpose for the threads is to organize in one place the things we do to advance rationality. I can see where it might pattern-match to bragging. So what would be another alternative to organizing in one venue the things done to advance rationality outreach?

comment by Sithlord_Bayesian · 2016-06-09T21:14:42.573Z · score: 3 (5 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It doesn't help your case that you're the main one posting in these threads. Just post in the bragging thread that's already posted monthly. Thanks.