Discussion article for the meetup : West LA Meetup - Reasoning About Politics
When: 7:00pm Wednesday, October 10th.
Where: The Westside Tavern in the upstairs Wine Bar (all ages welcome), located inside the Westside Pavillion on the second floor, right by the movie theaters. The entrance sign says "Lounge".
Parking is free for 3 hours.
Discussion Topic: Many on this website would agree that politics is the mind-killer. But there are many important decisions we have to make that concern politics, and engaging in dialogue is a valuable strategy for figuring out complex topics. So how can we successfully talk and reason about politics? What precautions should we take? How do we talk politics with someone who hasn't stopped to think about this sort of thing?
There will be general discussion too, and there are lots of interesting recent posts (also check out LW's sister site, Overcoming Bias ). But don't worry if you don't have time to read any articles, 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.