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Comment author: drnickbone 20 January 2012 07:21:46PM 11 points [-]

Hi, I'm Nick Bone ... Just joined the site.

I'm based in the UK and interested in a wide variety of topics in science and associated philosophy. In particular, the basics of rationality (deductive and inductive logic, Bayesian Theorem, decision theory), foundations of mathematics (logic and set theory). Plus some of the old staples (classical arguments for/against existence of God, first cause, design, evil and so on).

My background is in mathematics and computer science (PhD in maths) and I'm currently working in an area of applied game theory. Generally I found the site by Googling, and the quality of discussion seems rather higher than on other discussion boards. Hope I can contribute.

By the way, I started off by putting together some thoughts on the "Doomsday Argument" and Strong Self-Selection Assumption which I hadn't seen discussed before. Since I'm brand new, and have no karma points, I'm not sure where to post them. Any suggestions?

Comment author: [deleted] 20 January 2012 09:52:13PM *  3 points [-]

By the way, I started off by putting together some thoughts on the "Doomsday Argument" and Strong Self-Selection Assumption which I hadn't seen discussed before. Since I'm brand new, and have no karma points, I'm not sure where to post them. Any suggestions?

Sounds like perfect material for the discussion section. :-)

Comment author: thomblake 20 January 2012 07:43:20PM *  0 points [-]

You published a duplicate of this comment. You should click the button on the bottom-right of your other comment to retract and then delete it.

Comment author: drnickbone 20 January 2012 09:24:17PM 0 points [-]

Sorry, I can only see one instance of the comment. (Did someone already delete the other?)

Comment author: katydee 20 January 2012 09:26:52PM 0 points [-]

Here is a link to the duplicate comment: http://lesswrong.com/lw/90l/welcome_to_less_wrong_2012/5ptg

Comment author: drnickbone 20 January 2012 09:28:20PM 0 points [-]

Thanks... Got it and retracted it (I hope...)

Comment author: katydee 20 January 2012 09:33:57PM 0 points [-]

Yep, you got it-- I now see the comment as retracted. For future reference, what I did to find that comment was click on your name to view your comment history-- this can often be more efficient than sorting through the comment section of individual threads, especially long ones like this.