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Robin Hanson's "Overcoming Bias" posts as an e-book.

21 Post author: ciphergoth 31 August 2014 01:26PM

At Luke Muehlhauser's request, I wrote a script to scrape all of Robin Hanson's posts to Overcoming Bias into an e-book; here's a first beta release. Please comment here with any problems—posts in the wrong order, broken links, bad formatting, missing posts. Thanks!



Comments (6)

Comment author: Sarunas 31 August 2014 09:28:20PM *  3 points [-]

Thank you very much!

At the same time, it would have been even better if you had included comments (instead of just linking to them) into an e-book. It was my impression that sometimes Robin Hanson deliberately tried to post thought provoking problems and challenges in order to make his readers grapple with them and brainstorm for possible solutions, this way harnessing "the collective mind" of the Overcomingbias commenters. Thus having comments in the e-book might be great for an offline reading. At the same time, let's not make the perfect the enemy of the good!

On the second thought, it is not even clear if it indeed would be perfect, since it would require the reader to wade through pages of comments of uneven quality, thus reducing the pleasure of reading.

Comment author: [deleted] 31 August 2014 04:50:38PM 1 point [-]

Thanks. I've tried to search for interesting posts, but due to the huge number of posts and the way the posts are shown in a blog, it takes a lot of time, scrolling and clicking.

Comment author: John_Maxwell_IV 01 September 2014 04:10:21AM *  8 points [-]

Quick tip: if you ever want to find some good posts on a given domain, search for the domain on reddit and hacker news, then order by score:

(Unfortunately in this case not all the stuff is by RH.)

Comment author: Joshua_Blaine 11 September 2014 10:18:21PM 2 points [-]

The /domain/ use of Reddit is not something I'd ever heard of before. It seems like a very nice tool, and I'm glad you've shared it.

Comment author: jwthomas 31 August 2014 03:42:20PM 1 point [-]

Thanks so much!

Comment author: lukeprog 31 August 2014 01:57:54PM 1 point [-]

Great, thanks!