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Comment author: [deleted] 07 June 2012 07:58:29PM 4 points [-]

Hey guys. My name is Michael and I'm a business student living in Little Rock, Arkansas. I've recently become fascinated by the work of SI and I'm interested in participating any way I can. I've long considered myself a rationalist after I abandoned religion in my teens. However lately I realized I need to interact with other rationalists in order to further my development. I'm considering trying to attract more LessWrong members from where I live. If anybody has any advice concerning that I'd be happy to hear it.

Comment author: steven0461 07 June 2012 08:13:53PM 1 point [-]

Welcome to LessWrong! It sounds like you may want to organize a meetup in your town if there isn't one already.

Comment author: [deleted] 07 June 2012 08:37:54PM 1 point [-]

Thank you! Yes I've read about those. Unfortunately there are none in Arkansas. I've been thinking about advertising around campus.

Comment author: lessdazed 07 June 2012 11:09:31PM 0 points [-]

However lately I realized I need to interact with other rationalists in order to further my development.

1) What made you believe this?

2) At present, what do you think are the best reasons for believing this?

Comment author: [deleted] 07 June 2012 11:43:59PM 1 point [-]

1.) Well I based this on observing that I learn a hell of a lot more from interacting with people smarter than me than I do reading or studying.

2.) None of us are perfectly rational. Other people often can spot fallacies that one of us could miss.