Starting a rationality dojo; any tips?

2019-02-25T23:56:24.923Z · score: 6 (4 votes)
Comment by senarin on Can someone design this Google Sheets bug list template for me? · 2019-02-13T07:06:33.384Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

It works perfectly. Thanks again!

Meetup schedule

2019-02-11T18:47:07.641Z · score: 2 (1 votes)

Kansas City Rationalists game night

2019-02-11T18:34:30.110Z · score: 2 (1 votes)
Comment by senarin on Can someone design this Google Sheets bug list template for me? · 2019-02-09T15:30:13.003Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

That looks perfect! I'll test it out later.

Can someone design this Google Sheets bug list template for me?

2019-02-09T06:55:51.652Z · score: 4 (3 votes)
Comment by senarin on If Rationality can be likened to a 'Martial Art', what would be the Forms? · 2019-02-06T23:48:32.897Z · score: 10 (4 votes) · LW · GW

My IRL rationality group is preparing to test that sequence. It looks promising, although we do have some quibbles with it. If we successfully finish testing, we'll publish the details.

Comment by senarin on If Rationality can be likened to a 'Martial Art', what would be the Forms? · 2019-02-06T16:39:58.147Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

This may seem stupid, but I didn't even think about doing odds calibration on such a small scale. That's a great idea. Making a pinned Google Keep note now.

If Rationality can be likened to a 'Martial Art', what would be the Forms?

2019-02-06T05:48:33.589Z · score: 21 (8 votes)
Comment by senarin on Applied Rationality podcast - feedback? · 2019-02-03T14:20:08.411Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Good point.

Comment by senarin on Applied Rationality podcast - feedback? · 2019-02-02T00:21:55.218Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I was thinking "Tsuyoku Naritai". 😊

Comment by senarin on What is Wrong? · 2019-02-01T21:10:45.398Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

If I understand you correctly, I wholeheartedly agree that "Less Wrong" is not just referring to a dichotomy of "what is true" and "what is wrong" (although that is part of it, ala 'Map and Territory').

There's a reason rationality is often called "systemized winning"; while the goals that you are trying to win are entirely subjective, rationality can help you decide what is most optimal in your pursuit of goal Y.

Comment by senarin on Applied Rationality podcast - feedback? · 2019-02-01T00:24:20.467Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Thank you for the encouragement! I hope I didn't sound like I was fishing for that. I just wanted to emphasize my desire to seek any other more optimal paths.

Comment by senarin on Applied Rationality podcast - feedback? · 2019-02-01T00:23:24.382Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Good idea! Get comfortable with my own journey before using someone else's. Makes sense.

Applied Rationality podcast - feedback?

2019-01-31T01:46:36.703Z · score: 11 (7 votes)
Comment by senarin on LW/SSC Mixer · 2019-01-14T05:56:43.527Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Yes! The facebook event page links to our Facebook group.

LW/SSC Mixer

2019-01-10T17:28:57.024Z · score: 4 (3 votes)

Meetup Schedule

2018-12-28T22:43:35.761Z · score: 2 (1 votes)
Comment by senarin on What does it mean to "believe" a thing to be true? · 2018-12-27T14:44:19.906Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Just listened to that about 10 minutes ago. Good sequence. When you say "assumption", I hear "a thing that is accepted to be true".

What changes in cognition when something is accepted as true?

What does it mean to "believe" a thing to be true?

2018-12-27T13:28:15.498Z · score: 1 (3 votes)
Comment by senarin on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-17T05:44:43.324Z · score: 4 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Please have a non-leather hardcover option for us vegans. :)

Comment by senarin on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-17T05:43:21.605Z · score: 0 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Please no real leather for us vegans. :)

Comment by senarin on New edition of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" · 2018-12-16T06:19:43.201Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

No hardcover option?

Comment by senarin on Can I use Less Wrong branding in youtube videos? · 2018-12-14T15:17:18.103Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Thanks for the feedback!

Comment by senarin on Can I use Less Wrong branding in youtube videos? · 2018-12-14T07:24:16.003Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

The most indiscrete example I have in mind would be to include it in the channel name; a clunky example would be 'Less Wrong Street Epistemology'. I had no intention of using the official logo, merely make direct references.

Comment by Senarin on [deleted post] 2018-12-14T07:10:42.615Z

Thank you!

Can I use Less Wrong branding in youtube videos?

2018-12-14T07:10:16.072Z · score: 3 (2 votes)

A culture of exploitation?

2018-11-24T22:00:09.189Z · score: 2 (7 votes)
Comment by senarin on [Insert clever intro here] · 2018-11-23T06:47:15.000Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

Hi, Motasaurus. I certainly hope you stick around! Don't let our disagreements drive you off.

However, on that note, I'm afraid I would have to disagree. While I think you can have "better than average" epistemology and still be a Christian, perhaps even be in the top 25% percentile, I don't believe you can aspire to be a perfect Bayesian and still be a Christian.

I would respectfully point out that the Apostle John is hardly a neutral spectator in determining whether one can be both Christian and Rational. Additionally, he certainly didn't have access to anywhere near the same level of understanding of human cognition, science, and probability theory as we do; to use an Eliezer illustration, the greatest physicists of his age couldn't have calculated the path of a falling apple.

Comment by senarin on [Insert clever intro here] · 2018-11-20T17:56:33.567Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW · GW

Also, how would one go about acquiring these CFAR techniques? Is attending a workshop mandatory? I don't quite have the discretionary funds for that. :P

Comment by senarin on [Insert clever intro here] · 2018-11-20T17:22:40.136Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

One of the hallmarks of a typical dojo is that the Sensei will demonstrate techniques, and show how they are supposed to look once you have mastered them.

Is it possible that this is an optional feature, if only for a rationality dojo?

Comment by senarin on [Insert clever intro here] · 2018-11-20T17:21:02.593Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

That's very kind of you, thank you. It means a lot.

Comment by senarin on [Insert clever intro here] · 2018-11-20T17:19:48.907Z · score: 5 (4 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, that is the correct sequence of events. I was raised in a Christian household, but the first belief I truly held for myself was atheism. I am no longer a Christian or theist in any way.

[Insert clever intro here]

2018-11-20T03:26:32.420Z · score: 19 (10 votes)