Comment by bronecianflyreme on Historical mathematicians exhibit a birth order effect too · 2018-09-03T16:39:54.269Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Is the premise that while the effect of birth order on mean intelligence is small, we can see it magnified among our community members and in great mathematicians because each group is likely far more intelligent than average?

I recall reading this, which demonstrates that small mean differences will have outsized effects on groups comprised by the distributions' tails.

Comment by bronecianflyreme on Thomas C. Schelling's "Strategy of Conflict" · 2013-12-10T05:46:36.269Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Interestingly, it seems to me like the most convenient solution to this problem would be to find some way to make yourself incapable of not nuking anyone who built I nuke. I don't think it's really feasible, but I thought it was worth mentioning just because it matches the article so closely

Comment by bronecianflyreme on 2013 Less Wrong Census/Survey · 2013-11-26T04:32:18.899Z · score: 22 (22 votes) · LW · GW

Surveyed! And for the first time, too. This survey was pretty interesting and definitely not what I expected