114 – Epistemic Rigor and BLM

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Do BLM protests give people a correct impression of the fundamental problem with the police, and is that important as long as shit gets fixed? All sorts of disagreement today.

Campaign Zero’s list of reforms. This is not actually a BLM list, as we had originally thought.

The official BLM site has no policy demands or requests aside from “#Defund the Police” which is vauge to say the least.

Movement For Black Lives isn’t BLM either. They have a bit of a manifesto calling to End The War on Black People.

Yudkowsky’s Comprehensive Reboot of Law Enforcement has more to recommend it than anything BLM is putting forth at the time of this posting, which is surprising.

Simpson’s Paradox wiki, and tailored for police stats

NPYD Stop & Frisk Data

Dave Chappelle’s 8:46

Sam Harris’s podcast episode, which sparked this discussion in our Discord

A Soho Forum Debate on the same matter

You Have About Five Words

Slate Star Codex is gone

SlateStarScratchpad


Hey look, we have a discord! What could possibly go wrong?


Rationality: From AI to Zombies, The Podcast… and the other podcast

LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Positive Bias: Look Into the Dark

Say Not “Complexity”

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

My Wild and Reckless Youth

Failing to Learn from History


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