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Comment by alexey-lapitsky on The Conceited Folly of Certainty · 2020-08-04T11:35:01.976Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for the article!

How could such a brilliant individual let personal dogma and rigid belief (overconfidence, in fact), supersede rational discussion

I would not go as far as to say that his beliefs were not rational or dogmatic. One can also argue that Einstein's intuition was correct and that he was right to challenge the Copenhagen interpretation.

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Longevity interventions when young · 2020-07-26T14:20:09.427Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Have you looked at the claims that whey protein contains NR? I briefly looked at the commonly referred papers but I could not see anything relevant, let alone specific numbers.

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Longevity interventions when young · 2020-07-26T13:25:11.273Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW
I'm not 100% sure this article is in tune with LW

It absolutely is! Thank you for writing this post and I'm looking forward to your follow up articles.

Cheers!

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Announcing Rational Newsletter · 2020-06-08T11:55:04.427Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you, the newsletter is alive and well :) I've managed to keep the updates weekly and I'm planning on continuing doing that.


There are a couple of hundred people subscribed so far.

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Announcing Rational Newsletter · 2020-06-08T11:43:48.695Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yes! Here it is:

https://rationalnewsletter.com/issues.atom

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on System 2 as working-memory augmented System 1 reasoning · 2019-09-30T21:21:22.111Z · score: 5 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you for such a well-structured and concise summary of the research! I really like this sequence.

Pretty interesting to see where all of that could lead from the evolutionary (working memory / type 2 processes in animals) and from the mental disorder perspective.

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Raw Post: Talking With My Brother · 2019-07-15T21:35:06.952Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for sharing!

You put quite a lot of effort into being reasonable and not antagonising your brother and it looks like you did a great job! In heated discussions like that, especially with family members, I'd recommend trying out NVC (Nonviolent communication).

Can't help but give you one example: "I finally told him ... [that] ... I felt like he was treating me with contempt". That might get perceived as an accusation or a judgement. I'd rephrase it (oversimplifying) as "I don't feel understood, could you give my points some more consideration please?" (asking to repeat back your points could also help).

I don't think there's any science behind NVC but I find it pretty helpful in situations like that.

Thanks again for the post!

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Announcing Rational Newsletter · 2018-04-02T15:34:40.001Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you! RSS feed is definitely coming in the future.

Comment by alexey-lapitsky on Announcing Rational Newsletter · 2018-04-01T19:47:55.413Z · score: 2 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you!