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nazgulnarsil comments on For progress to be by accumulation and not by random walk, read great books - Less Wrong

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Comment author: nazgulnarsil 02 March 2010 07:02:23PM 11 points [-]

in order to recognize systemic errors of your own era it is useful to return to a time before the current dominant paradigm was in effect. even better if you can find first hand accounts of when the current paradigm started becoming fashionable and was regarded as strange and alien.