Comment by anonymous4 on Against Devil's Advocacy · 2008-06-09T16:53:52.000Z · LW · GW

For the record, Martin Gardner believes in God (he calls himself a "fideist")

Comment by anonymous4 on Where Physics Meets Experience · 2008-04-25T05:47:00.000Z · LW · GW

This post just confirms that you should take your blooking efforts and turn them into money AND reach a much wider and more lasting audience by writing a book. I think you could do a book like GEB ... a long, quirky, multidisciplinary intro to cognitive biases, Bayes' theorem, Physics, the Singularity, and whatever else you might like, and people will buy it if you write like this.

Comment by anonymous4 on The Quantum Arena · 2008-04-15T21:44:42.000Z · LW · GW

Eliezer --

I'm loving this latest series of posts. I'm in the midst of exams right now, so I've only been able to skim them, but I will definitely go over them later. Keep up this important work!

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Comment by anonymous4 on Penguicon & Blook · 2008-03-14T05:46:01.000Z · LW · GW

Tom McCabe:

Even if the book was just a re-hash of the blog posts that are readily available, I'd buy it anyway, because

a) I'd prefer to read and re-read a book then to look at old blog posts on my monitor


b) I could loan it to many friends of mind who would enjoy the book but would never bother to look at links to blog posts that I might send them.

Comment by anonymous4 on Penguicon & Blook · 2008-03-13T23:39:04.000Z · LW · GW

Yes!! That is hilarious .... you should use that as the real cover

Comment by anonymous4 on Gary Gygax Annihilated at 69 · 2008-03-07T03:15:17.000Z · LW · GW

This is a good story about a guy who went on a pilgrimage to see Gygax last year

Comment by anonymous4 on Gary Gygax Annihilated at 69 · 2008-03-06T22:40:39.000Z · LW · GW

I felt this way when Heath Ledger died.

Bring on the scorn if you want to, but first go and watch Brokeback Mountain again.

By the way, I played second edition for years, and Gygax's death doesn't sadden me.

Comment by anonymous4 on Is Reality Ugly? · 2008-01-13T05:13:25.000Z · LW · GW

What's the name of Bostrom's book, by the way?

Also, can you really say that many worlds is "quite definitely" true? Or is that just a personal opinion of yours? I don't know of any convincing experimental data to back it up.

Maybe I've misunderstood what you meant when you referred to different versions of ourselves getting different results when measuring some variable in a quantum system.

Comment by anonymous4 on Recommended Rationalist Reading · 2007-10-02T00:02:16.000Z · LW · GW

The best textbooks ever are "The Feynman Lectures On Physics"

Comment by anonymous4 on Rationality and the English Language · 2007-09-13T04:43:23.000Z · LW · GW

"Authors, on the other hand, are trained not to give themselves the benefit of the doubt."

Trained by whom?

Comment by anonymous4 on My Wild and Reckless Youth · 2007-08-30T16:57:56.000Z · LW · GW


Great post, as always. I think you're a great writer.

Comment by anonymous4 on Universal Fire · 2007-04-27T22:21:32.000Z · LW · GW

Nice post. Very interesting. Apparently Lavoisier was the man. I didn't know much about his work until just now.