Don't sacrifise epistemic rationality

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The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept. /George Carlin/

Seems that I’m gonna post all Julia Galef’s videos. Or not?

Anyway, I liked her clear style of making explanations and light minded ideas.

Today’s video is about winning without consciously avoiding updates about Universe.


Meta-updating. Easy explained

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The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool. /Richard P. Feynman/

Unfortunately, I see that many people that are arguing only about their vision on some subject. But they usually don’t discuss why they believe in X or Y. And in my experience when I’m moving to meta-discussion (discussion about discussion) to understand the roots of the differences of opinions - sometimes I’m blamed for “pedantic behavior”.

Today I watched the very nice video where Julia Galef (Center for Applied Rationality, Rationally Speaking Podcast) explains why meta-updating (and meta-discussions) are useful for resolving disagreements.