Rational Feed


We Are The Athenians Not The Spartans by wubbles (lesswrong) – “Our values should be Athenian: individualistic, open, trusting, enamored of beauty. When we build social technology, it should not aim to cultivate values that stand against these. High trust, open, societies are the societies where human lives are most improved.”

The Precept Of Universalism by H i v e w i r e d – “Universality, the idea that all humans experience life in roughly the same way. Do not put things or ideas above people. Honor and protect all peoples.” Eight points expanding on how to put people first and honor everyone.

Where Do Hypotheses Come From by c0rw1n (lesswrong) – Link to a 25 page article. “Why are human inferences sometimes remarkably close to the Bayesian ideal and other times systematically biased? In particular, why do humans make near-rational inferences in some natural domains where the candidate hypotheses are explicitly available, whereas tasks in similar domains requiring the self-generation of hypotheses produce systematic deviations from rational inference. We propose that these deviations arise from algorithmic processes approximating Bayes’ rule.”


Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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