Comment by indexador2 on Open thread, Feb. 06 - Feb. 12, 2017 · 2017-02-06T19:27:46.236Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

The thing that brings my attention is the phrase "without any initial relative velocity against the planet". They might not move relative to the planet, but Earth is not an inertial reference frame and is rotating, so bodies in different latitudes would have different speeds in relation to an inertial referential.

Comment by indexador2 on Lesswrong 2016 Survey · 2016-03-26T23:01:56.645Z · score: 8 (8 votes) · LW · GW

Being poorly calibrated can also mean you're inconsistent between being overconfident and underconfident.

Comment by indexador2 on Rationality Quotes Thread March 2016 · 2016-03-08T00:41:43.201Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

A high school student would say no, because by definition a molecule has more than one atom.

Comment by indexador2 on Open Thread Feb 22 - Feb 28, 2016 · 2016-02-22T20:55:07.484Z · score: 14 (18 votes) · LW · GW

If evolution is untrue, it changes everything.

Just by reading this phrase, I can conclude that everything else is probably useless.

Comment by indexador2 on Polling Thread January 2016 · 2016-01-04T19:59:40.216Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

If you also want a datapoint on the time necessary to complete the test, I took 15 minutes. Most of the time when I didn't know the correct answer I simply guessed.

Comment by indexador2 on [Link] A rational response to the Paris attacks and ISIS · 2015-11-25T01:20:07.896Z · score: 1 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think the comparison is valid, if anything it's the opposite; the Pearl Harbor attack was intended as a devastating blow, to crush the American naval capability on the Pacific. The United States then did the opposite of what the Japanese intended, rebuilt the fleet and committed fully to the war.

Comment by indexador2 on Is my theory on why censorship is wrong correct? · 2015-04-12T04:47:59.188Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

I don't think that was the implication. What I took from it is that you shouldn't be a dick.

What would insulting/infuriating the person with whom you're discussing possibly accomplish, besides making them less likely to cooperate?