Discussion article for the meetup : West LA Meetup - Cognitive Bias Round-Robin
When: 7:00pm Wednesday, October 24th.
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: This week, we will do our tried and true Cognitive Bias Round-Robin. Simply pick some cognitive bias from the wikipedia list of biases, or a logical fallacy, cognitive distortion, or some other failure mode of thinking (perhaps one that's given recognition on this site). On Wednesday, anyone who did this can explain the bias or error, and we can then discuss where it actually comes up, when it matters, and what do do about it.
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.