I haven’t had time to write for CSA for months. I wrote all the Yudkowsky posts back in December, and most other substantive posts of late have been guest posts. I’m still posting episodes of the morality podcast, but slowly.
What have I been doing? I’ve been researching and writing articles for Less Wrong, co-running a rationality camp, trying to optimize the Machine Intelligence Research Institute as an organization, and a few other things.
CSA will continue, but I doubt I will invest much more time discussing religion. I’m glad that some people are keeping up ‘the good fight’ and engaging religion directly – it’s because of such people that I avoided the fate of wasting my life serving an imaginary deity - but I’ve moved on to other missions.
I’m also hoping that teaching people about logic and cognitive biases and Bayes and Occam, without mentioning religion at all, will help them come to their own conclusions about the plausibility of their religion.
Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick note to say I’m flattered that so many people miss the old CSA.
But don’t be too sad. A near-identical copy of you might be enjoying the writings of a near-identical copy of me who decided to keep writing about religion on CSA, only ~101030 meters away or in a nearby Everett branch.
Next post: The Problem of Heaven (part 1a)