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Comment author: shminux 29 July 2011 09:57:17PM 5 points [-]

Hi, as requested, here is my introduction: I ended up here thanks to HPMoR, I have a physics degree and frequent the relevant freenode channels. I have observed that scientists are not significantly more likely to behave rationally than anyone else, not even in their area of expertise and this site appears to explain some of that. Ironically, it appears that this community is less wrong not much more often than an average person,either, though this might be just my initial impression. In any case, I hope to improve my personal rationality quotient, despite the overwhelming odds against it.

Comment author: Vladimir_Nesov 21 August 2011 02:48:31PM 0 points [-]

In any case, I hope to improve my personal rationality quotient, despite the overwhelming odds against it.

If there are indeed overwhelming odds against, you shouldn't hope (and conversely).

Comment author: orthonormal 21 August 2011 02:44:15PM 0 points [-]

In any case, I hope to improve my personal rationality quotient, despite the overwhelming odds against it.

Why do you think there are overwhelming odds against any significant improvement? After all, most people in the world aren't even trying.