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Open Discussion (2019) (460) 2019/09/18 Anonymous > I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is good?
People are Wrong then Ignore Criticism (3) 2019/09/18 curi Archive of my comment linked at the top of my blog post
Alisa Discussion (59) 2019/09/18 curi #13548 Ah, good research. I tentatively think you're right.
Social Rules (3) 2019/09/18 curi #13547 Fixed
TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation (12) 2019/09/18 Anonymous #13534 Is there a way to search on a particular persons posts on Reddit? I tried to look for any criticism of Rand by TheWorldOfParmenides on Reddit but I couldn't find any. After that I tried to ask him in the very thread that Curi links to what
Submit Podcast Questions (123) 2019/09/15 Anonymous Most people are bad at judging what is bad / good research. How does one become better at judging what is bad / good research? What are some of the most common things to look for?
Food (2) 2019/09/15 Anonymous #13520 People don't judge things by economic efficiency. People don't actually think the price of something tells you the amount it matters. People don't conserve stuff based on its price. People have *social metaphysics*. They are second-han
Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist (8) 2019/09/14 Deutschian > What are the potential referents that you see for "its"? It could be referring to "Ayn Rand's philosophy" or "The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy". The latter s
FI Posting Tips (6) 2019/09/13 Anonymous Introductory Stuff
Sucking In Your Gut (7) 2019/09/13 Kate > #13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but "I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's
List of Fallible Ideas Evaders (10) 2019/09/12 curi #13494 No?
Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature (6) 2019/09/12 curi #13491 Updated the link to http://bactra.org/weblog/520.html
What To Read (67) 2019/09/12 curi I also reread *Elantris* by Brandon Sanderson. It's great but I've read it too many times. I didn't pay a lot of attention. (I'm reading these books with Voice Dream Reader. I often read audio+visual, but also a lot with just audio, and with audio onl
Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (166) 2019/09/11 curi > I’ll try respond to more of what you wrote when I get the chance. To be clear (since I didn't say anything), my plan is just to wait for this.
Open Thread: Diet and Exercise (104) 2019/09/08 Alisa Eating when not hungry
Politics Discussion (64) 2019/09/04 Anonymous #13440 Do you have any summary, conclusions, arguments or explanations? It's like a big pile of data. What do you make of it? Have you analyzed it?
Anne Discussion (42) 2019/09/04 Anne B I'm up to Lecture 3 and Homework 2 in Peikoff's grammar course. So far I think I'm learning from it and I plan to continue with it.
David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand (7) 2019/09/02 curi > This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. I don't agree with what I think you mean. His older works remain some of the best there is. E.g. his books and physics papers should absolutely be taken seriously. For
Podcast Discussion (9) 2019/08/27 curi I have disabled Cloudflare's DDOS protection, so the podcast should hopefully work correctly again now. I have set up some firewall rules with Cloudflare and nginx which are, at least currently, adequately blocking the attack.
Autism and Murder (1) 2019/08/23 Anonymous >Sullivan described Mrs Hodgins [who murder-suicided her son and herself] as someone who 'adored her son. They were very close.' >She added that however parents with autistic children are 'very close to that line of going over the edge.' i.e: sh
Mario Odyssey Discussion (121) 2019/08/21 Anonymous > Here’s what I’m doing exactly: > 1. Rotate d-stick 2 rotations, then keep it in the direction I want to go. This starts a spin. > 2. Then press B. This starts a jump. > 3. Then immediately press and hold ZL. This starts a groundpound. > 4.
The Four Best Books (9) 2019/08/18 Anonymous #13322 Can you link to a representative, productive, impressive discussion by that community?
Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion (136) 2019/08/18 curi Nicholas Dykes, supposed Objectivist critic of Popper, is a passive-minded Kantian. https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-refutation-of-nicholas-dykes-on-karl-popper/#comment-19447 https://conjecturesandrefutations.com/2013/07/27/a-
Programming Discussion (12) 2019/08/17 Anonymous >> I will make sure to watch Feynman's lectures on computation. > That's a book. Thanks. I was hoping for it to be both as Feynman is a great lecturer.
I Changed My Mind About David Deutsch (19) 2019/08/16 curi #13308 You can get some hints from LT's rationalizations. And from how he rationalized his attack on Rand.[1] He also e.g. accuses me of not giving people enough of a viable alternative to change their mind to which is accessible from where they ar

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> I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. That was a question, not a representation of your beliefs. You're allowed to say "no". Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is good? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/18
Archive of my comment linked at the top of my blog post curi People are Wrong then Ignore Criticism 2019/09/18
#13548 Ah, good research. I tentatively think you're right. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13547 Fixed curi Social Rules 2019/09/18
Postmortem for my almost-blank comment (#13541) Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
"instead of" vs "rather than" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
Typo alert N Social Rules 2019/09/18
> #13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. I wonder if the prepositio Kate Alisa Discussion 2019/09/18
#13534 Is there a way to search on a particular persons posts on Reddit? I tried to look for any criticism of Rand by TheWorldOfParmenides on Reddit but I couldn't find any. After that I tried to ask him in the very thread that Curi links to what Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/18
> Can you link one *economics* thing Brook has written which you think is great? I still haven't said that Yaron Brook is great. This is a misrepresentation. I said: "But why don't you [curi] respect Yaron intellectualy? I don't find him that bad." N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? > I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in e Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? I can not. I didn't say that he was great. I also think that he usually is good at making sure to say that he is not a philosopher, but that his expertise is in econ N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13539 Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. > Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. I think the comma af Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13537 My intuition disagrees with you. I think the infinitive "analyze" is used because the infinitive "to take" is used prior, as the point of comparison, so it should match that. It's better to have it more parallel. curi Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
Social rules are an instance of unclear or arbitrary moderation rules (such as the moderation rules for typical online discussion forums). These kinds of rules limit what people say and serve to prevent unbounded discussions. Alisa Social Rules 2019/09/17
Form of verb following "instead of" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
>> There is a reason that Rand is not taken seriously by professional Philosophers. >Of course, there’s a reason she isn’t taken seriously. No one is saying there is no reason and the situation has happened arbitrarily. i read that thru a so Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Pronouncing "Alisa" Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/17
It's a weird complaint, btw. Mises was a big Rand fan. DD used to be a pretty big Rand fan and still agrees with her about most stuff. Also, TheWorldOfParmenides won't give any anti-Rand arguments... Also, I take it he found my blog posts critic curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
TheWorldOfParmenides is now attempting to publicly harm my reputation and dishonestly defaming me. I think it's an attempt to seek revenge because I made a fool of him by quoting exactly what he said without significant commentary or analysis. htt curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
Can you link one philosophical thing Brook has written which you think is great? Here is some Brook criticism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995Riq8JdUo > If it is wrong and comes from an ARI "front figure", doesn't it merit a rebuttal so that curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13529 > [#13526] Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? I agree regarding Ben Shapiro. But why don't you respect Yaron inte N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
#13525 #13528 Some good analysis IMO. > >Better yet, spend 2 years as intellectual historian and read actual philosophers and realize that **Objectivism stole from some of the best** and Rand added her own poorly thought out ideas. > this senten curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
#13526 Two people I don't respect intellectually – and don't think deserve the attention they get – talking with each other. Why watch and make content about them? curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
> TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting t Kate TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
> 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* Correction: "Intro Objectivism". N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
Ben Shapiro had Yaron Brook on his show recently: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z55TXWTRHW0 Have you seen it, Curi, and if so, do you have plans to do video commentary on it? Content: 00:00:48 - *Objectivist intro* 00:05:13 - *Selfishness N Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/17
>TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invitation but grammar, Rand, Apple and image analysis are not interesting to Anonymous TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/17
schools should stop making ppl read stuff they don't want to read if ur bored by it, then either 1) you shoudn't read it; or 2) you should read it but don't know how/why well enough, you're missing some knowledge about why it's interesting and usef curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/16
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Good point. One exception to my lifespan-related goal is that I might do something risky to save a loved one who is, say, trapped in a burning building or something. That should be a really unusual s Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/16
Most people are bad at judging what is bad / good research. How does one become better at judging what is bad / good research? What are some of the most common things to look for? Anonymous Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/15
#13520 People don't judge things by economic efficiency. People don't actually think the price of something tells you the amount it matters. People don't conserve stuff based on its price. People have *social metaphysics*. They are second-han Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
it seems really frowned upon by older people to "waste" food. oh wait, actually maybe its frowned upon by culture in general. i looked up "why do old people get annoyed when you waste food" all the links were recent, and based off the title they we Anonymous Food 2019/09/15
> I don't think whether or not I violate people's privacy is about my intentions. I think that's about the facts of my actions. I agree. I made an error skipping this step in my thought process, jumping to the below step directly. > However, he' N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/15
#13509 > You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? > Other big ones for many people are prestige, reputation and career. I guess I have some goals in those areas, but they aren't my Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/14
I've updated the post with a followup comment from TheWorldOfParmenides. In it he calls me predictable. Ironically, I checked reddit for the specific purpose of checking for a new message of that nature from him, which makes him predictable. curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
#13511 Yeah, I think you mostly understood it. Regarding this: >> Looks like you also violate people's privacy and post their emails publicly if they ever leave your little group. and > "Looks like you also violate people's privacy" is referr curi TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
> What are the potential referents that you see for "its"? It could be referring to "Ayn Rand's philosophy" or "The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy". The latter s Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
> The second "are" looks to be a typo/editing error. Yes. I've deleted it. >> Do you agree that you have made many mistakes in just these two paragraph? No. The post wasn't trying to be a basic introduction to Objectivism that informs people curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
>> The idea that males are innately or genetically are predisposed to violence is incompatible with Ayn Rand's philosophy which clearly and directly states otherwise, and argues its case. > This writing is poor. You have carelessly repeated the wor Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Poor quality writing Deutschian Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/14
Attempt at analysis of above discussion (TheWorldOfParmenides parts). > TheWorldOfParmenides: I saw the email discussion group. Decided against participating. Looks like what is discussed is not of interest to me at this time. I appreciate the invi N TheWorldOfParmenides Reddit Conversation 2019/09/14
Introductory Stuff Anonymous FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
#13508 Maybe you could become hostile to Objectivism (for example) while still engaging with public criticism. Sounds kinda hard tho. You don't talk about relationships. Friends, family, socializing, etc. Maybe you have goals for that? Other big Dagny Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
Serious potential problems in my life that I'd like to prevent Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/13
People cannot and should not offer all information preemptively. Instead, people mention information and you can pick and choose which parts to ask more about. If you do this badly, you won’t have much success at FI. If you assume people don’t hav Dagny FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
There is good explanation of why FI is hard at https://curi.us/2174-differences-between-my-free-resources-and-paid-help curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/13
> do you think there is a general purpose way an individual can engage in to help mainstream institutions error correct? Write, YouTube, podcast. > A good example is education. Is there an approachable way an individual can take to tilt it towar curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/13
> #13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but "I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's Kate Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/13
#13487 Thanks ! > So a very reasonable option is to work a non-special job That's a really good point. Don't have to be rich to become a better thinker. I also listened in the 'Humans matter' podcast. I liked it. I was wondering, do you thi Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
Proposal for a personal list of big problems & solutions Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/12
#13498 Sure, he attempted to address the topic, but"I disagree. I think most women spend more time sucking in their gut and adjusting their makeup than thinking about programming or math. There are fewer women qualified to be programmers, but it's not Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
From the FI discord: [4:15 PM] TheRat: curi clearly has autism and has no idea how to socialize, take jokes or even understand what people are saying in-explicitly. Trying to build a philosophical world view based on his failure to understand peopl Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
programmers who don't like math are where bugs come from Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/12
> Take some time to research and understand the pressure women are under. The post is about some of the pressure women are under, and is criticizing that pressure. You don't seem to have understood it. > Also, the implication that you can't be t curi Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13496 Also, the implication that you can't be traditionally feminine while pursuing knowledge and education is disgusting. Think about if you were told your masculinity was getting in the way of your education. You would be outraged. Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
Misogyny Anonymous Sucking In Your Gut 2019/09/12
#13494 No? curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
remove my name from your list, orange bro. kevin List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/12
#13491 Updated the link to http://bactra.org/weblog/520.html curi Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
#13490 You're right. My mistake. I've edited it. curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
> Yet More on the Heritability and Malleability of IQ That link is not working anymore. N Critical Review of Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature 2019/09/12
> Never use quotes when something isn’t an exact quote. Never manually type quotes, only copy/paste. (*The one exception* is you can manually type in quotes from a paper book, but be careful to copy the exact words and review it for typos.) (My e N FI Posting Tips 2019/09/12
I also reread *Elantris* by Brandon Sanderson. It's great but I've read it too many times. I didn't pay a lot of attention. (I'm reading these books with Voice Dream Reader. I often read audio+visual, but also a lot with just audio, and with audio onl curi What To Read 2019/09/12
Hotels/motels without air conditioning Alisa Alisa Discussion 2019/09/11
> However, those skills are hard to trade (you can't setup a 'reason' store near your house and expect people to pay you) in a market-place. To my understanding, it seems as though the best skill to power up in, is programming. Philosophy – rati curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
I read *Space Viking* by H. Beam Piper. OK. Not great. I read *The Warrior's Apprentice* by Lois Bujold. I liked it a lot! I recommend it! And now I see that it's a series. There are like 30 books by this author in this world! https://en.wikipedia. curi What To Read 2019/09/11
How Long To Learn FI Basics? curi FI Posting Tips 2019/09/11
> I’ll try respond to more of what you wrote when I get the chance. To be clear (since I didn't say anything), my plan is just to wait for this. curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/09/11
Skills to power up Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/11
#13481 A mistake is something that's wrong. Like saying 2+2=8, saying your red ball is blue, or thinking it's a good idea to bet your life savings on thousands of lotto tickets. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
I have trouble understanding what the abstract concept of a mistake is. Can anyone help me out? Like you could tell me where I could get explanations of what a mistake is? I think one thing that might help me is to see what some examples of mistakes a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
Hi, I'm new to this forum. #13478 I don't think I would try mindfulness meditation because I don't know what the standard is to judge whether you're doing it in a way where you can make progress. My guess is that it's similar to learning how to pay k Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/10
rucka > cropper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQn1BQL1xws Anonymous Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/09/09
Has anyone tried mindfulness meditation here? What are some criticisms or arguments for the practice? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Brett vs. Rafe curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/09
Eating when not hungry Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/08
#13461 My argument about hunger and the enjoyment of food from #13429 treated hunger and tastiness as binary. This is OK, even though hunger and tastiness actually exist in degrees or levels. Here's why: Hunger levels higher than 4 are irreleva Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/07
>> and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment a Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
*isn't Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
The sidebar is mobile-friendly either. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> #13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. The quote link is fine for quoting one comment but if you want to look back over other comments while replying and also read/include stuff from other co Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
>and we were talking about adding emojis, and a lot of the emojis they have added were for like diversity purposes (to make sure everyone can have the right skin tone vampire or whatever 🧛🏿‍♂️) which I had in mind as I wrote my comment and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
> JustinCEO: well i would say this. chats are okay but i think they are more supplementary. > But I think you kinda like chats. And you had like a 500 message chat with Freeze after saying this, which seems more than supplementary. > Seems a bit Justin Mallone Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Discord Comments curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13465 how do you want it to work? And use the quote link instead of scrolling up for quotes. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
When I say hard to read comments above I mean when I scroll up from the text input I have to also scroll across because the text is enlarged. And then it is easy to get into a mess if you are copy pasting text. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13464 - like just now when I hit reply the box starts small and then jumps to screen width when I start typing. But now it is hard to read the comments and text above and the font is scaled up. So I'm pinch zooming and that makes the comment box smal Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
#13463 In what sense is the comment box not mobile friendly? It is a standard text area. curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Fucked up the first quote. It would be nice to have a preview feature or something. Or even a comment box that is mobile friendly - I'm posting from a phone and it is awkward. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
FoR, page 10: > ... it has been conjectured that [ancient Romans] specific plumbing techniques, based on lead pipes, which poisoned their drinking water, contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire. DD doesn't provide a reference. He just g Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/07
Levels of tastiness and hunger Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/06
> Do you know any generally applicable ways to correct for this error? I am interpreting the error as: overcomplicating logical reasoning processes unnecessarily. Don't be satisfied with messy solutions. Look for good, simple solutions. Try to s Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/06
#13454 > This is because all the labels make claims about where the gold is, so knowing where the gold is makes those claims simple to evaluate. Ah yes. Agreed. I see what you mean now. > This is both an extra step, and harder steps, compared Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13329 I did Youngblood on stream at https://youtu.be/EvGcO4PdVIc starting at 36:30 curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/09/05
#13456 You may think so intellectually, and it may *very roughly* correspond to reality, but there is no way that's actually, fully what you do. IRL you do consider degrees of tastiness at least some. Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13453 I was aiming to maximize my total enjoyment from the taste of food over the course of time. However, I haven't been thinking in terms of *degrees* of hunger or *degrees* of tastiness. Instead, I was just treating hunger and tastiness as bin Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
I liked this vid. Molyneux sucks. Despite his flaws, Tew has great points sometimes (this is 2 years old, he hasn't uploaded for over a month, not much since making a fool of himself by being dishonest with/about Rucka). https://www.youtube.com/watch? Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
The way I did it, which is also what Brilliant's solution does, is consider the three cases for where the gold is, then evaluate which statements are true given that gold placement. > You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficie Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
How do you define maximizing the enjoyment you get from the taste of food? Do you mean total enjoyment over the course of time, or highest maximum enjoyment? Example: You eat once in a day and are hungry so you get enjoyment 10 out of it; total enj Anne B Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/05
#13450 *Updated solution* The problem says exactly one of the statements is true. That gives us three cases: Box 1's statement is true, Box 2's statement is true or Box 3's statement is true. We can rule out Box 2's statement being true becau Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13450 > Your division into two cases was disorganized and confusing. You are right, I did not explain everything in clear or sufficient detail. > It was a typical approach that can make sense in normal contexts but it wasn't customized for Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
That question is alright. Maybe it'd help. But I think a lot of people use Brilliant and don't learn much, so I think something more is required than just doing it. Also you did the question poorly but I don't think you would have learned that just Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
> Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about You are right, I completely forgot about the need for an account to see any of the quizzes. #13448 Agreed. I think this Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13447 You were told what sort of examples to post: > post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) Even if I *made an account* (a step you omitted from your instructions) so that I could see what you're talking about, it would not Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13444 > Your alleged follow up on #13416 does not do the thing #13416 said to: post examples. To see examples, click on any of the three introductory quizzes ('Warmup puzzles', 'Truth-seeking' or 'Strategic deductions'), which one can access v Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/05
#13445 > In that case, then, whenever I'm wondering whether I should eat, I should first find out whether I am hungry. That should be: If maximizing my enjoyment from the taste of food is the most important thing to me about eating, then, wh Anonymous Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
#13429 Before I had the ideas in #13429, I thought that the only significant advantage of eating only when hungry versus other eating policies was that it was both healthy and coercion-free. But if my reasoning in #13429 is correct, then eating only w Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/04
> #13416 Follow up post: And #13416 says: >> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? > If you try those, post examp Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
Brilliant.org Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/04
#13440 Do you have any summary, conclusions, arguments or explanations? It's like a big pile of data. What do you make of it? Have you analyzed it? Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
I'm up to Lecture 3 and Homework 2 in Peikoff's grammar course. So far I think I'm learning from it and I plan to continue with it. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/09/04
Why gun control is unconstitutional in the USA Our founding fathers, past tyrants, etc. Politics Discussion 2019/09/04
> Chicken posted a few times in March 2019 and stopped without giving any reason. Might have been the farmer :) But I think you mean "Chipkin". Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/04
#13430 > Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Agreed. > Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. Yeah. Even if you overeat, hunger is still the bottleneck. > It just g Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/03
#13436 It is. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The last quote on the Brett Hall part should be: >>So, you teach bad ideas, from a position of authority, to vulnerable students. Fuck you. > >Not all schools are alike. The students know what I think of the bad ideas. Typically they come away fr Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
#13434 Yeah, looking for patterns was the primary purpose. curi List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
What's the purpose of making the list? Are there patterns you can see when looking at all this stuff together? Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
A who's who of interesting and creative people. Thankfully, your coercive methods did not kill their sparks! Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
The quotation levels seem wrong in the Brett Hall segment. Things at the same level appear to be written by different people. Anne B List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
There are some problems with the first two paragraphs. Anonymous List of Fallible Ideas Evaders 2019/09/03
Hunger is the bottleneck on enjoyable eating experiences per year. Overeating (e.g. eating 11 times per 10 hungers) doesn't change the bottleneck. It just gets a bit more use out of the bottleneck, but it's still an amount of eating proportional to Dagny Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
Hunger and the enjoyment of food Alisa Open Thread: Diet and Exercise 2019/09/02
> This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. I don't agree with what I think you mean. His older works remain some of the best there is. E.g. his books and physics papers should absolutely be taken seriously. For curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
#13423 #13424 thx, i fixed the typos curi David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
I read *Old Man's War* by John Scalzi. It was OK. A decent military sci-fi novel. Nothing too special about it. It was readable. Lots of books are bad – and I think I'm a bit picky – so that's pretty good. Found via https://www.tor.com/2012/10/28/ curi What To Read 2019/09/02
This tells us a lot about Deutsch. He should not be taken seriously at all. AnonyMouse David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
Grammar Andy David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Yes. Dagny David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
isn't wanting to be admired other-people oriented? Anonymous David Deutsch Smears Ayn Rand 2019/09/02
> > Except when an important person or a doctor’s family member is on the table, that is. “They call and say, ‘Dr. Jones’ wife is having surgery,’” Green-Golden said. “You didn’t call when I was having surgery. You didn’t call when m Dagny Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
Filthy surgical instruments: The hidden threat in America’s operating rooms Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/09/01
#13417 My link to theroot.com was broken. There was a newline between the link title and the URL. Maybe I thought it had been word-wrapped to the next line. I'm unclear on what I should do to better notice this problem going forward. Maybe I need to u Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
> brilliant.org has a couple of courses about logic (and STEM subjects) and they write detailed explanations for solutions to problems - any others? Or anything better? If you try those, post examples (problems + your solutions + their answers) and Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13411 https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/fallible-ideas/q-PlGE3d7EU/Yw_Bze5_AAAJ Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
#13410 Ah I see - thank-you for that. Grim. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
world record paper airplane instructions Alisa Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/31
Improving logical analysis Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13409 I'm not aware of any acceptable alternative schools. See e.g.: http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDTCSvsSudburyValley.html http://curi.us/tcs/Articles/DDNon-coerciveSchools.html http://curi.us/1793-ray-girn-the-self-made-child-maria-montessoris- curi Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13407 Agreed. The only way to teach morally is to teach at some alternative school where the curriculum is student directed... wherever that exists. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
#13406 Yeah. Why would someone who understood even a tenth of what those schools are actually like want to actively participate in doing that to kids? There are much better things to do in life. Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Teaching Anonymous Open Discussion (2019) 2019/08/30
Also Tew, Rucka, Cropper and others keep trying to comment on and talk about and respond to *people with larger audiences*, people who get a bunch of attention. I do that much less. I think doing it a bit is legitimate because you want to respond to t curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Brandon Cropper The Pandering Popularizer curi Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
Ayn Rand on man having a "tendency" to evil Alisa Brandon Cropper Is Not an Objectivist 2019/08/29
> “Correct in general” implies that it is not absolutely true. Do you mean *logically* implies, or did you bring up some other kind of implication (what? vague, ambiguous, maybe-hinting?) in a discussion involving logical deduction, without lab Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/08/28

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