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

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Comment author: NancyLebovitz 16 April 2010 06:27:24PM 0 points [-]

You're making sense. I'm sure Focusing is legitimate, and TAE is the same process I use for accessing new ideas. The bit I quoted sounds like TAE is incredibly valuable for people who've gotten false ideas about thinking from school and/or mainstream society.

However, in spite of all this, I find the TAE site unreadable, and I can handle moderately difficult text.

I'm not sure what the problem is.I don't think it's the vocabulary-- it might be that there's too much philosophy inserted in the wrong places, but this is only a guess.

Comment author: thomblake 16 April 2010 06:43:28PM 1 point [-]

"Philosophy" should have been in scare quotes.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 16 April 2010 06:59:50PM 0 points [-]

Can you be more specific about that?

Comment author: CronoDAS 16 April 2010 06:36:41PM 0 points [-]

Yeah, there is definitely something very wrong with the writing style on that site.