Discussion article for the meetup : West LA Meetup 02-08-2012
When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Wednesday, February 8th.
Parking is free for 3 hours.
Discussion Activity: Cognitive Biases Round-robin. Choose at least one item from Wikipedia's List of Cognitive Biases, and read up on it enough to introduce the topic to the group. Then, as a group, we will try to identify real-life situations where the bias would come into play, how it could be harmful, when it doesn't matter (or even helps!), and how to counter or use it.
This is also a good time to browse recent posts, especially those that pertain to our activity!
Don't worry if you don't have time to read anything, or even if you've never read any Less Wrong! Bring a friend! The atmosphere is casual, and good, intelligent conversation with friendly people is guaranteed.
I will bring a whiteboard with Bayes' Theorem written on it.