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Comment by goshawk on Meetup : Tucson Meetup · 2013-10-07T05:01:17.421Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'll be otherwise occupied on that day, but in general, I would be interested in future meetups.

Comment by goshawk on Focus Your Uncertainty · 2013-09-30T05:33:09.762Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The link in 'transferring thinking skills...' has changed slightly. It is now www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/summer2007/Crit_Thinking.pdf

Comment by goshawk on Welcome to Less Wrong! (6th thread, July 2013) · 2013-09-15T20:01:49.359Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Hi! I've been lurking non-intensely for a while. I'm currently reading the sequences, and they've given me a lot of food for thought. I have a couple of rationalist friends (including RobbBB) who have gotten me interested in rationalism. I'm also a big fan of HPMOR, which is by far the best fanfic I've ever read.

Anyway, I'm trying to become a research scientist in linguistics, so it seems best that for professional development, in addition to personal development, I learn how to think and recognize why I think I know the things I think I know etc. So far, I've mostly been squirming in embarrassment over the fallacious reasoning I've been engaged in my whole life, but I hope that I can move forward to more productive thinking.