Discussion article for the meetup : Meetup #7 - Becoming Less Wrong
We actually didn't get around to our LessWrong discussion last time, so lets try again on Sunday the 27th!
To recap: we want to try discussing some Less Wrong blog posts. Two of the three below are selected from the 'How to actually change your mind' sequence. Changing your mind in view of new evidence is thĂŠ core skill of epistemic rationality. If there's one thing cognitive research has taught us, it's that we're rightfully calling it a skill: it's hard, it has to be practiced, and it's important.
The first one tackles the misconception that rationality and emotions are opposites. Toon will also elaborate on this briefly during the meeting.
On rationality and emotions: http://lesswrong.com/lw/hp/feeling_rational/
In addition, everyone is encouraged to read around if they feel like it!
See you on Sunday!