October 21, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Rationality is about the science of reasoning, and acting effectively to meet your goals. Each meetup we will hold a workshop on a relevant topic. Topics are posted about a week in advance.
This week, Ben Thomas will be presenting on A Human's Guide to Words, a series on the use and abuse of words; why you often can't define a word any way you like; how human brains seem to process definitions. First introduces the Mind projection fallacy and the concept of how an algorithm feels from inside, which makes it a basic intro to key elements of the LW zeitgeist.
You can read A Human's Guide to Words here: http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/A_Human's_Guide_to_Words
Parental Warning: We are a very casual group. There is often swearing.
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality: www.hpmor.com
-This fanfic is the most engaging way to learn what "rationality" is all about
-A community blog on rationality. The Core Sequences are most relevant to our meetup group. Also covers topics like AI and x-risk.
Everyone please bring a ferret.