Less Wrong is a community of people who want to have fun and achieve big things. We're passionate about using the latest science to do this, in particular knowledge of cognitive biases - peculiar ways in which our brains consistently lead us astray. We believe that fighting against the truth is almost always harmful, and Less Wrong is a place where all ideas - however controversial or mind-blowing - will get a fair hearing.

Less Wrong started off as an online community and has since emerged in local meetup groups around the world. A great introduction to the philosophy that most of us share can be found here (it's long, but to a particular sort of warped mind, hugely entertaining):

http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences

Less Wrong are trying to get to the truth on everything - from the distant future to the inside of our own heads.

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  • March 19 · 7:00 PM

    Effective Altruism: is existential risk reduction a good use of resources?

    6 Rationalists | 5.00

    Existential risks are threats to our future. Examples include nuclear war, some (possibly engineered) extremely lethal disease, and threats due to emerging technologies.... Learn more
  • March 12 · 7:00 PM

    Mind Hacks

    7 Rationalists

    Note the NEW LOCATION. Many thanks to David for organizing this for us! And thanks to MJ for the topic. The topic is mind hacks: any little tricks we use (or have heard... Learn more
  • March 5 · 7:00 PM

    Structured Problem Solving

    8 Rationalists | 4.50

    The first problem is: we need a location! Who's willing to host this one? Saran: I can host this one Giles. We can discuss options for future meetups. Other than that...... Learn more
  • February 26 · 7:00 PM

    The Brain

    5 Rationalists

    Let's talk about the brain. Saran - are you OK to host this one? - Sure. We did a meetup on the brain in the past "Anatomy and function of the human brain". Something... Learn more
  • February 12 · 7:00 PM

    Atypical Minds

    6 Rationalists

    Are you different from everybody else in a way that you hadn't even realised? http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/03/17/... Learn more
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