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Comment by stan on Terminal Values and Instrumental Values · 2007-11-15T17:35:51.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Good post!

Comment by stan on How to Seem (and Be) Deep · 2007-10-17T16:37:00.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Not to mention unconstrained optimization....

Comment by stan on Human Evil and Muddled Thinking · 2007-09-14T02:15:30.000Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

In all human history, every great leap forward has been driven by a new clarity of thought. Except for a few natural catastrophes, every great woe has been driven by a stupidity. Our last enemy is ourselves; and this is a war, and we are soldiers.

Amazing quote.

Comment by stan on Conservation of Expected Evidence · 2007-08-13T20:19:35.000Z · score: 4 (5 votes) · LW · GW

I guess I was a Bayesian before I knew what it meant....