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Comment author: mesilliac 22 January 2012 10:44:11AM 6 points [-]

Hello Less Wrong.

I've been lurking for a while and just decided to register. I have occasionally wanted to comment, but felt i should have an intuitive understanding of the community and its values before doing so.

I consider myself to have been trained in rationality from a very young age. My father was a philosophy professor, and at many points in my life i have found myself referring back to conversations with him in which he attempted to demostrate how to think correctly. I also consider my mother to be a strong rationalist, and thus consider myself quite fortunate in my upbringing.

I came across this site after reading and enjoying Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky (up to ch. 77). I could say many good things about the work, but please let "thank you for the entertainment" suffice. I await any upcoming installments with mildly pleasant expectation.

I admire the basic premise of this site - that of being less wrong - and wish all others who follow the same path the best in life. I doubt i will become a prolific community member, but hope that i can contribute in some small way.

I have studied Mathematics and Physics to at least a BSc level, and also consider myself a competent programmer with interests in AI and reality modeling. I have many other interests, but prefer to keep them secret until called upon.

Thanks for reading :) Tommy / mesilliac