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A conversational podcast for the less hardcore rationalist, who wants to level-up their rational skills while having fun.
 
This is an alternate universe story, where Petunia married a scientist. Harry enters the wizarding world armed with Enlightenment ideals and the experimental spirit.
 
Podcast of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky
 
Podcast of "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky
 
What does it actually mean to be rational? The kind of rationality where you make good decisions, even when it's hard; where you reason well, even in the face of massive uncertainty; where you recognize and make full use of your fuzzy intuitions and emotions, rather than trying to discard them. In Rationality: From AI to Zombies, Eliezer Yudkowsky explains the science underlying human irrationality with a mix of fables, argumentative essays, and personal vignettes. These eye-opening accounts ...
 
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot is an interfaith interview show, featuring experts from all religions and worldviews, but focusing on the divide between Christianity and atheism.
 
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Book 4, Part T, Chapter 247: Science Isn’t Strict Enough "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/qd/science_isnt_strict_enough/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intell ...…
 
In this episode our hosts come together to try and figure out if it’s worth worrying about the possibility that we’re living in a simulation, with a fun twist. We also do plenty of listener feedback. Steven mentioned Eneasz’s book. When I googled the short story Eneasz talked about “Steve Fever” (which was written by Greg Egan), the fifth resul ...…
 
Book 4, Part T, Chapter 246: When Science Can’t Help "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/qc/when_science_cant_help/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.o ...…
 
We talk about Cultural Evolution, and why it is so terrible. Links: The Secret to Our Success: SSC The Book Melting Asphalt on Prestige Versus Dominance I, Pencil (About How No One Can Make a Pencil Anymore) Caveman Sci-Fi The Mr. Rogers Documentary Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong? LessWrong posts Discussed in this Epi ...…
 
We talk with David about his question on our subreddit. There’s a lot of other comments and thoughts about the subject at that thread, which you can read here. Sorry about the lateness of this episode, just some growing pains. Related Links: Scott Alexander on the economic costs of racism Jordan Peterson 12 rules for life & maps of meaning Raym ...…
 
Book 4, Part T, Chapter 245: Science Doesn’t Trust Your Rationality "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/qb/science_doesnt_trust_your_rationality/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-yo ...…
 
Book 4, Part T, Chapter 244: The Dilemma: Science or Bayes? "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/qa/the_dilemma_science_or_bayes/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://i ...…
 
The Conspiracy sits down with David Spearman, a long time listener and commenter who told us why we were all wrong about UBI and we figured he should tell you too. Here’s the homework problem David spoke about. The answer is at the bottom. Suppose a firm has to workers: Bob and Omega. It makes two goods: Ultraspace Drives, worth $1000 each (lik ...…
 
Thank you to everyone. This has been an amazing period in my life. The survey mentioned is here. Purchase a physical copy of What Lies Dreaming at Amazon, or an ebook at any ebook seller – :)By The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part T, Chapter 243: The Failures of Eld Science "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q9/the_failures_of_eld_science/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intel ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 242: Many Worlds, One Best Guess "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q8/many_worlds_one_best_guess/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intell ...…
 
We discuss Sarah Constantin’s recent post Degrees of Freedom, addressing where optimization and free-will conflict. Mentioned in this episode: The parable of The Whispering Earring The Transporter Argument Our episode about Desirism with Alonzo Fyfe Eneasz’s Classic WoW guild – The Tail End (US – Alliance – PvE, eventually raiding Sun/Mon 9-12E ...…
 
This is not an episode of The Bayesian Conspiracy. It’s just some additional feedback and informal thoughts on abortion, particularly in the USA. If this is not a topic of interest to you, please move on. A regular episode will air at the regular time. Relevant Links: Our subreddit where people post comments is reddit.com/r/thebayesianconspirac ...…
 
We dive into the Consolidated Nature of Morality Thread in a lot more detail than originally planned. We seem to get a bit off track. Stuff that came up this episode: Read Eneasz’s novel, What Lies Dreaming, online here Or preorder the ebook: The short story “The Secret Number” Next Episode’s Sequence Posts: Universal Fire Universal Law Think L ...…
 
Epilogue Original Text Read Crystal Society free, here Purchase on Amazon: Book One: Crystal Society Book Two: Crystal Mentality Book Three: Crystal Eternity My novel, What Lies Dreaming, online here Or preorder the ebook:By The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
This episode Jess, Eneasz, and Steven sit down to discuss… well, you tell us. We’re kind of all over the map here because things have, in the majority, been weird for us lately. We cover some random things about how America is going to shit, how to conduct yourself in public when making an effort not to spook people, and “magic” life hacks. Stu ...…
 
The Measure of a Person Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Eneasz has a thing for Andrew Yang He’s ex-goth Yang interview on Freakonomics Quick summary of Fosta/Sesta Archer’s dead hookers Where does Denver’s Pot Money go? Hear Steven discuss Endgame on The Doofecast! Chess-Boxing LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode: Priors as Mathematical Objects Lotteries: A Waste of Hope New Improved Lottery N ...…
 
Jess is back from their pilgrimage to Rationalist Mecca and Eneasz is dying to know all about it, while Steven tries his best to understand why anyone would want to live there. Brian Caplan on Collusion in the Classroom The Spoon Theory (also as a PDF here, for those who don’t want to wrestle with the hosting websites awful anti-adblocker) Berk ...…
 
Judgement Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 241: Thou Art Physics "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/r0/thou_art_physics/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/rationalit ...…
 
Jess is on a trip, so Eneasz and Steven do some more digging into our mailbag (last episode on feedback for now, we promise!). Stick around after the outro music starts because we keep going for another 25 minutes or so! Skeptoid Episode on Fast Food Phobia (there’s a few more related episodes if you find the topic interesting) Patreon supporte ...…
 
Making Friends Original Text In a recent chapter of What Lies Dreaming: Despite a burgeoning famine and chaos in the streets, the emperor will not see his week of revelry and gladiator games interrupted. But he gets more than he expected when a demonic embodiment of Pride materializes in the Colosseum. WhatLiesDreaming.com…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 240: Where Philosophy Meets Science "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pg/where_philosophy_meets_science/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https:/ ...…
 
We dive into the neglected mailbag Steven referenced this SSC post on the Intellectual Dark Web (see also this prior post) It’s been revealed that James Gunn is back! Johnny Depp is an abuse survivor The incredibly shoddy plot to smear Robert Mueller with rape claims, explained, the Obama fake mutilation, and the Planned Parenthood libel. Blue ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 239: If Many-Worlds Had Come First "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q7/if_manyworlds_had_come_first/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://in ...…
 
An Unexpected Opportunity Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 238: Quantum Non-Realism "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q5/quantum_nonrealism/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/ratio ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 237: Living in Many Worlds "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/qz/living_in_many_worlds/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/ ...…
 
Join us as we sit down with Alexander Whales (returning from Episode 63 about rational fiction and writes rational short stories, like the very popular Metropolitan Man) who is on to guide our discussion of GPT2, a new neural net language model/text analyzer/…author? Discussed in this Episode: Humans Who Are Not Concentrating Are Not General In ...…
 
Book 4, Part R (up to ch. 228): Physicalism 201 "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/rationality-ai-zombies/ Source and podcast licensed CC-BY-NC-SA, full text h ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 236: Privileging the Hypothesis "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/19m/privileging_the_hypothesis/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intell ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 235: Decoherence is Falsifiable and Testable "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q4/decoherence_is_falsifiable_and_testable/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what ...…
 
Assessing The Situation Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 234: Decoherence is Simple "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q3/decoherence_is_simple/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/ ...…
 
What the heck is CyberChristianity, and can it unite Christianity and Rationalism? Links to things talked about in today’s episode: Our previous AlphaGo episodes – 1 & 2 (poor audio, sadly) AI must decide: Juggalo, or Clown? We previously spoke more in-depth on paperclip maximizes and other aspects of the rise of our coming AI overlords in Who’ ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 233: Collapse Postulates "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/q6/collapse_postulates/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/rati ...…
 
Huge Success! Link to vote for What Lies Dreaming at topwebfiction (and link to What Likes Dreaming here) Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 232: Distinct Configurations "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pf/distinct_configurations/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence. ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 231: Joint Configurations "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pe/joint_configurations/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/ra ...…
 
Eneasz, Jess, and Steven take an hour or so to talk about the New Atheism movement that occurred in the mid 2000’s. We experienced a bit of audio loss in the second half of the episode, so the conversation occasionally jumps around a bit, especially around an hour and 20 minutes in for about 5 minutes… Sorry about that. We’re buying an SSD to h ...…
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 230: Configurations and Amplitude "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pd/configurations_and_amplitude/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://int ...…
 
First Impressions Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
Book 4, Part S, Chapter 229: Quantum Explanations "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/pc/quantum_explanations/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/ra ...…
 
This episode is a continuation of episode 75 – Culture Roots of American. Eneasz and Steven are alone in the recording studio, which means we have no one to keep us in check as we finish out discussion of Albion’s Seed and fall down plenty of rabbit holes. The Cracked.com After Hours ninja turtles/everything is one of four things video Sequence ...…
 
The Unveiling Original TextBy The Methods of Rationality Podcast.
 
David and Jess sit down with Eneasz and Steven to discuss the controversy of Patreon banning contributors from its platform. David mentioned the connection between Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein’s many, many accusations of raping young girls and soliciting the opportunity for others to do so. In Trump’s words: “I’ve known Jeff for fifteen yea ...…
 
As usual, taking Christmas off. Unusually, this time it’s a couple weeks post Christmas. In a recent chapter of What Lies Dreaming we see a demonic embodiment of Lust summoned into the Colosseum. Cold steel vs sin incarnate – will the Roman mob be sufficiently entertained? WhatLiesDreaming.com Continue reading…
 
We discuss these two SSC posts: BOOK REVIEW: EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOPATHOLOGY BOOK REVIEW: ALBION’S SEED also mentioned: ALBION’S SEED, GENOTYPED, and the Dark Matter Conservative Universe is mentioned in I Can Tolerate Anything Except The Outgroup Sequence Posts for next time: The Scales of Justice, the Notebook of Rationality Blue or Green on Reg ...…
 
Book 4, Part R, Chapter 228: Psychic Powers "Rationality: From AI to Zombies" by Eliezer Yudkowsky Independent audio book project by Walter and James http://from-ai-to-zombies.eu Original source entry: http://lesswrong.com/lw/tw/psychic_powers/ The complete book is available at MIRI for pay-what-you-want: https://intelligence.org/rationality-ai ...…
 
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