News Bits

by Luke Muehlhauser on August 21, 2011 in News

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Mark M. August 21, 2011 at 4:38 am

Is it just me or does Yudkowsky come dangerously close to having many of the traits in the “8 Ways to Spot a Mediocre Scientist” article? I’m specifically talking about traits 6-8.


cl August 21, 2011 at 10:33 am

Nope, not just you at all. I thought the same thing. Also, Alonzo Fyfe. Surely the criteria for mediocrity apply also to philosophers…


Taranu August 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

if I may, here is another News Bit:
On the Wrongness of Richard Swinburne About The Plausibility of a Multiverse by Paul Almond


mojo.rhythm August 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

Warren Buffett is absolutely correct. We have socialism for the rich, and free-market tough love for everyone else. It is disgusting.


melior August 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

The very first link I followed inside Are Deontological Moral Judgments Rationalizations? was to an essay by Joshua Greene, the very first two paragraphs of which are putative quotations from Immanuel Kant in 1993 and 1994. (He of course died over 200 years ago.) I bailed out there, for I have little patience with carelessly sloppy philosophical writings. Like trying to eat a meal of dirty food; probably still got some nutrition in it and probably won’t kill you, but distasteful enough going down that I’ll avoid it thanks.


Michael August 27, 2011 at 11:35 am

Hahaha the irony of the “8 Ways to Spot a Mediocre Scientist” post in light of the offering basket being passed around on the other posts. I wish these links would get posted in LW: it would be interesting to see if anyone there would see Yudkowsky emerge from the criteria.


Mark M. August 29, 2011 at 3:08 am


You do realize that he was quoting from a reprinted version so that is what he cited. Specifically, Kant, I. (1994). The metaphysics of morals. In Ethical philosophy (Indianapolis,IA, Hackett). So, who’s being sloppy again?


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