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Comment by felzix on The Octopus, the Dolphin and Us: a Great Filter tale · 2014-09-22T20:14:22.500Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Orson Scott Card uses this dynamic in the later Ender's Game books.

Comment by felzix on Rationality Quotes August 2013 · 2013-08-19T18:47:25.635Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Right, I'd take it as a statement on how humans actually think, not how a perfect rationalist thinks. Or maybe how most humans think since humans can be unattached to their beliefs.

Comment by felzix on Rationality Quotes August 2013 · 2013-08-19T18:13:42.214Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I used to do that a lot. I still have to fight the urge to save repeatedly when nothing has changed.

My obsessive compulsions are mostly mental though so it has had so little an impact on my interactions with others that I don't think it counts as a disorder.

Comment by felzix on Rationality Quotes April 2013 · 2013-04-20T23:46:49.509Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Awesome. I tried doing that when I was a child but naturally failed.