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An anti-conjunction fallacy, and why I'm a Singularitarian

When anyone talks about the possibility or probability of the creation/existence of an UFAI, there are many failure modes into which lots of people fall. One of them is… 1,113 more words


Deepika's #itsmychoice- Over-feminism and Revenge.

Yes, the video has 2 million views in 2 days.

Few months back, a tweet by a famous media company forgot to mind its language and there was born Deepika’s cleavage controversy. 212 more words


Confident enough!

So turn off the running tap even if 100 hundred others did not.

I just wished to begin with a conclusion!

Anyhow, setting standards according to ourselves and confidently propagating them is common.

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What comes after rationality? Adventure!

Before I asked “(…) [W]hat comes after rationality? Is it postrationality? What is post-formal operations like? What does transrationality look like?”

In this essay I start sketching out a path to answer this question. 2,232 more words


Alieving Rationality

Almost six years ago, Scott wrote a post on LW about the apparent lack of strong correlation of real-world instrumental success and studying what he calls “x-rationality” – that is, OB/LW-style rationality, of the kind that’s above and beyond the regular skills you can get from being a generally intelligent, thoughtful, and scientifically-minded person. 916 more words


On Arrogance

having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.

A friend of mine once mentioned on a comment written in response to some post or another in a facebook debate group that he had knowledge of maths far above the Brazilian average.

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Behind every successful man...there is an UNSUCCESSFUL woman.

Accidentally, I happened to decode the origin of a famous proverb- Behind every successful man, there is a woman. There are many people around the world who win their dreams on their own. 188 more words