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59 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 February 2008 11:57PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 05 November 2012 09:30:54PM 1 point [-]

You really should write a book. Seriously. I could probably raise the hypothesis of teaching Rationality as a first-year course (as a follow-up to Logic) instead of useless "password" classes like I've received at my college. Having a book I could wave around with to convince people maybe being rational is important when you're a scientist would help a lot. At least I'd start printing and distributing it.

You could also just put the primary sequences of this website into a (e)book format, and release it. You might reach a wider audience that way, which would of course be Winning.

Comment author: thomblake 05 November 2012 09:44:49PM 0 points [-]

A serious book on Rationality has been in the works for some time.

Comment author: Nornagest 05 November 2012 09:49:57PM 0 points [-]

There's a couple of ebook versions of the Sequences floating around. I believe an official release is still in the works, but links to several unofficial ones may be found here.

Comment author: [deleted] 09 November 2012 10:11:57PM 1 point [-]

The trouble with the sequences is that each was written in the course of a day, and most were unrevised since then. They're obviously rich and interesting, but far from publishable material. The sequences meet every standard you could want for being insightful, but they fall far short of most standards of factual accuracy, organization, contact with contemporary discussions, etc.