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LessWrong Is Not about Forum Software, LessWrong Is about Posts (Or: How to Immanentize the LW 2.0 Eschaton in 2.5 Easy Steps!) 2017-07-15T21:35:28.583Z · score: 11 (11 votes)

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Comment by enye-word on Noticing the Taste of Lotus · 2018-05-31T09:01:58.382Z · score: 3 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I liked this post, because it reminded me of how virtuous I am for breaking free of the useless distractions I've broken free of!

Comment by enye-word on 2017 LessWrong Survey · 2017-09-14T05:33:34.707Z · score: 23 (23 votes) · LW · GW

I have also taken this survey.

Comment by enye-word on LessWrong Is Not about Forum Software, LessWrong Is about Posts (Or: How to Immanentize the LW 2.0 Eschaton in 2.5 Easy Steps!) · 2017-07-16T04:08:19.013Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Yep, that's a pretty good TL;DR.

So, what I'm getting from your comment is that yall've tried to ban the problem child(ren), but couldn't make it stick? Mmm. Well, I wish you the best of luck on that front!

Comment by enye-word on Well-Kept Gardens Die By Pacifism · 2017-05-31T14:29:30.048Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Good thing this community died for entirely unrelated reasons, then!

Comment by enye-word on Expecting Short Inferential Distances · 2017-05-31T07:03:28.338Z · score: 10 (4 votes) · LW · GW

And if you think you can explain the concept of "systematically underestimated inferential distances" briefly, in just a few words, I've got some sad news for you...

"This is going to take a while to explain."

Did I do it? Did I win rationalism?!

Comment by enye-word on Philosophy: A Diseased Discipline · 2017-05-10T08:51:59.127Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

In the comment he links to above, djc states "One way that philosophy makes progress is when people work in relative isolation, figuring out the consequences of assumptions rather than arguing about them. The isolation usually leads to mistakes and reinventions, but it also leads to new ideas."

When asked about LessWrong in a reddit AMA, David Chalmers stated "i think having subcommunities of this sort that make their own distinctive assumptions is an important mechanism of philosophical progress" and an interest in TDT/UDT.

(See also: https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/06/notes-from-the-asilomar-conference-on-beneficial-ai/)

(Sorry to dox you, David Chalmers. Hope you're doing well these days.)