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TheOtherDave comments on Initiation Ceremony - Less Wrong

49 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 March 2008 08:40PM

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Comment author: TheOtherDave 18 January 2012 10:10:00PM 1 point [-]

I assume that there are other tests involved, both before and after, but I don't see the relevance of that. I may be missing your point.

Comment author: Ratheka 18 January 2012 10:40:25PM 1 point [-]

Perhaps I missed yours? Rationality requires the ability to challenge social pressure, certainly. Are you questioning whether this procedure picks rationalists from nonrationalists? If so, and on its own, I don't argue that it would, just that it would probably be one member of a larger set of tests.

Comment author: TheOtherDave 19 January 2012 07:36:41AM 1 point [-]

Thinking about it more now... yes, I was implicitly assuming that failing any of the tests barred further progress, and you're right that this wasn't actually said. I stand corrected; thanks for pointing that out.