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Comment by hbdfan on Recommended Reading for Evolution? · 2015-07-17T14:24:52.969Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Dawkins, The Greatest Show On Earth

Comment by hbdfan on The Amazing Virgin Pregnancy · 2015-07-12T23:06:51.243Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

This explains the post well.

Comment by hbdfan on Open Thread, Jun. 15 - Jun. 21, 2015 · 2015-06-20T10:20:25.603Z · score: -3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

This disaggreement though is people who are enemies of truth or logic.

Comment by hbdfan on Open Thread, Jun. 15 - Jun. 21, 2015 · 2015-06-20T10:18:45.160Z · score: -1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

There is resentment of thinking. You are smarter and you know more so you are offensive to them.

Comment by hbdfan on Lesswrong, Effective Altruism Forum and Slate Star Codex: Harm Reduction · 2015-06-10T23:10:57.888Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Is there directory of LessWrong Tumblr?

Comment by hbdfan on Open Thread, May 25 - May 31, 2015 · 2015-05-25T10:43:07.583Z · score: 14 (14 votes) · LW · GW

What has happened to Metamed? Their site is down :-( http://www.metamed.com

Comment by hbdfan on Harper's Magazine article on LW/MIRI/CFAR and Ethereum · 2014-12-13T00:18:51.422Z · score: -14 (22 votes) · LW · GW

I think the survey is pushed by SJW trolls. I believe the comments on the articles represent LW views, and the votes on them show how we feel.

Comment by hbdfan on xkcd on the AI box experiment · 2014-11-22T22:39:10.332Z · score: 0 (8 votes) · LW · GW

The Basilisk is a waste of effort to consider. We have many, many real life problems to write about.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-22T22:28:25.813Z · score: -5 (15 votes) · LW · GW

I am not white. If you do not believe race realism then you are equivalent to creationist. There is no magic in evolution.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-22T00:33:08.742Z · score: 4 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I apologize to Scott if I have misrepresented his views :-( Gamergate is not coherent as it should be.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-21T00:56:15.394Z · score: 0 (8 votes) · LW · GW

These things are disgusting. Slate Star is increasing in reasonableness.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-21T00:52:55.013Z · score: -2 (12 votes) · LW · GW

The LW tone has improved this year and this post is refreshing.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-21T00:37:30.651Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

The tone of Lesswrong is against social justice indulging. It has improved this year in this regard and leading to this post.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-20T22:02:03.531Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Libertarianism is insufficient as most people will be led easily. They will not take freedom. Freedom is hard work, freedom is frightening. Neoreaction follows from libertarianism with a more secure possible future. Technology provides wealth and being with your group provides security in society.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-20T21:59:19.817Z · score: 1 (5 votes) · LW · GW

This would cancel all speech about politics though, by anyone.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-20T18:33:03.964Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

Do you mean that neoreaction is totalizing, that individual neoreactionaries at least are totalizing?

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-20T18:00:58.158Z · score: -6 (18 votes) · LW · GW

It has robust answers that hold true. Lesswrong needs to use rationality to speak out against the social justice warriors more. We need more rationalists to explain Gamergate and other initiatives. SSC and Ozy come out in favor of Gamergate and Eron Gjoni for example. Politics need not be the mind killer with showing sufficient working.

Comment by hbdfan on Neo-reactionaries, why are you neo-reactionary? · 2014-11-20T13:07:09.114Z · score: -3 (17 votes) · LW · GW

I'm pleased to see more neoreaction here. This post makes me confident to come back.

Lesswrong needs to use rationality to speak out against the social justice warriors more. We need more rationalists to explain Gamergate and other initiatives. SSC and Ozy come out in favor of Gamergate and Eron Gjoni for example. Politics need not be the mind killer with showing sufficient working.

Comment by hbdfan on LW Women Entries- Creepiness · 2013-04-30T08:59:05.990Z · score: 13 (17 votes) · LW · GW

Please taboo "creepy".

Comment by hbdfan on The Virtue of Narrowness · 2013-04-28T15:58:01.242Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Corporations do not have utility function, or they do not have a single utility function. They have many utility functions. You might "money pump" the corporation.

Comment by hbdfan on Belief as Attire · 2013-04-28T15:56:19.250Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Their belief or cowardly is not the problem. We must be concerned about their expected behavior. The rest is a commentary.

Comment by hbdfan on Professing and Cheering · 2013-04-28T15:54:45.437Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

This is good. Great many people talk only in terms of what they think they should believe, but not what they behave -- this shows what they truly believe.

Comment by hbdfan on Open Thread, February 1-14, 2013 · 2013-02-01T17:39:27.511Z · score: -8 (18 votes) · LW · GW

Lukeprog put marketing before intellectual honesty before.

Comment by hbdfan on Open Thread, August 16-31, 2012 · 2012-08-20T00:44:15.338Z · score: -3 (15 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you. Lesswrong needs more race realism under what ever name.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T23:24:16.399Z · score: 3 (7 votes) · LW · GW

I will consider your post.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T18:15:39.191Z · score: 8 (10 votes) · LW · GW

It is a good thing but it does not follow direct from "refining the art of human rationality". This needs us to examine fearlessly and rationally all questions even uncomfortable, and that follows direct from "refining the art of human rationality". You are right it does help this to have more varied people here.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T16:39:28.547Z · score: 0 (6 votes) · LW · GW

I agree. It is not honest intellectually to stop discussion.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T16:37:43.449Z · score: 2 (6 votes) · LW · GW

All groups fall on a distribution. All groups have high and low. "All whites are better than all blacks" or "all blacks are better than all whites" is wrong and obvious racist.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T16:30:01.997Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

You are changing topic and dodging answer. Does ESR have "racist material"?

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T11:55:37.456Z · score: -1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T11:33:39.815Z · score: 1 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Yes. VDARE is not a hate group. It is politicaly incorrect. This is not racist.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T09:30:28.025Z · score: 2 (10 votes) · LW · GW

Raymond says Derbyshire uses "racist" ironically. "I think his ‘racism’ is a snook being cocked at bien pensants. He doesn’t think or act like a racist; he’s got a Chinese wife, and he’s not fixated on any racial group being inferior."

As Raymond says you are conceding the truth to real racists.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T08:45:54.079Z · score: 3 (7 votes) · LW · GW

Do you call John Derbyshire or Eric S. Raymond racist?

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T08:36:13.975Z · score: 4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

What is a hate group?

Comment by hbdfan on A rationalist My Little Pony fanfic · 2012-08-11T00:21:16.411Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I look forward to your work!

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-11T00:20:07.388Z · score: 2 (8 votes) · LW · GW

But isteve is linked on LessWrong frequently. It is unclear how far you feel the curse by association goes.

Do not put marketing considerations above the rational search for truth.

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-10T23:14:45.360Z · score: 8 (16 votes) · LW · GW

LessWrong contains material that would upset people taken out of context. (eg. Gwern's post how to sabotage Intel to slow down unfriendly AI.) I think that this does not make any other article on LessWrong not true.

If I link to Steve Sailer will you be upset as he writes for Vdare?

Comment by hbdfan on [Link] Admitting to Bias · 2012-08-10T13:35:44.631Z · score: -2 (14 votes) · LW · GW

As GLaDOS knows this is well documented already (in sources that have bias but the facts are good).

Comment by hbdfan on Reply to Holden on 'Tool AI' · 2012-08-09T08:08:09.051Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by hbdfan on A cynical explanation for why rationalists worry about FAI · 2012-08-06T09:26:32.702Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by hbdfan on A cynical explanation for why rationalists worry about FAI · 2012-08-06T09:16:59.324Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The fictional set is as good place to look in as any, yes, but it is small.

Yes: Humans think in stories but there are far far more concepts that do not make good story than do make it.

Comment by hbdfan on "Epiphany addiction" · 2012-08-04T16:26:46.906Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

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Comment by hbdfan on PZ Myers on the Infeasibility of Whole Brain Emulation · 2012-07-19T23:18:48.389Z · score: 4 (4 votes) · LW · GW

You are right, I am in error.

Comment by hbdfan on PZ Myers on the Infeasibility of Whole Brain Emulation · 2012-07-16T11:13:03.852Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

What can we do about reactions like this?

Comment by hbdfan on [LINK] International variation in IQ – the role of parasites · 2012-07-15T12:47:22.640Z · score: -1 (19 votes) · LW · GW

You have put marketing considerations above the rational search for the truth. I do not think you would have done the same thing when you were considering atheism: "will this true belief make me less marketable?" And you should not do it now.

Comment by hbdfan on I've had it with those dark rumours about our culture rigorously suppressing opinions · 2012-07-15T12:40:05.423Z · score: -4 (18 votes) · LW · GW

We must stay and fight. The accusers of racism are the true racists: they think by ignoring the differences the differences will go away, but to ignore the differences is fake egalitarianism that makes the less capable worse off then they would be if we acknowledged the differences and we could allow for them.

I like your posts here.

Comment by hbdfan on Why Are Individual IQ Differences OK? · 2012-07-15T12:37:02.912Z · score: -4 (18 votes) · LW · GW

Differences between groups is obvious to any rational person I think. I cannot see how it can be otherwise. Anyone calling this racist is mind killed.

Comment by hbdfan on Welcome to Less Wrong! (2012) · 2012-07-15T11:43:08.440Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Hi! I have read for a while. I read HPMOR and enjoyed the sequences. I prefer not to say where I live.

Comment by hbdfan on PZ Myers on the Infeasibility of Whole Brain Emulation · 2012-07-15T11:39:56.403Z · score: -4 (18 votes) · LW · GW

It looks as he is just another smart guy who is no wiser outside the laboratory.

edit: I am wrong and withdraw this comment.