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Comment author: AbyCodes 24 July 2011 11:23:11AM *  2 points [-]

Why aren't there dojos that teach rationality?

There is. Buddhist temples in the Himalayas (Bhutan and the neighbouring countries) and remote china. I lived in Bhutan as a child. All buddhist monks lived their lifes' in monasteries; meditating, contemplating, doing the daily chores, in introspection and following the teachings of Buddha. Isn't that a "dojo of rationality"?

How to communicate procedural skills of rationality, or measure them, is probably the single largest open issue that stands between humanity and rationality dojos - at least it's the part of the problem that most baffles me.

Discussion; as is with every other field.