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[Link] Is Willpower a Finite Resource, or a Myth?

1 Bitnotri 14 February 2017 02:02PM
Comment author: Bitnotri 21 December 2016 08:33:39PM 2 points [-]

In the spirit of Epistemic Effort could you tell us how long it took you to form these ideas and to write this post?

Comment author: ArisKatsaris 01 November 2016 11:40:57PM 0 points [-]

Fanfiction Thread

Comment author: Bitnotri 02 November 2016 01:59:15AM *  0 points [-]
In response to Crisis of Faith
Comment author: Bitnotri 11 July 2016 02:27:43AM *  0 points [-]

It seems to me that in our civilisation we have a quite nice way of dealing with deficiency of faith's crises - assuming the narrative of epistemological societal progress the people with poor epistemic hygiene, along with a smaller mix of those with a better one die off and a new generation is generally more able to look at the issues with a fresh set of eyes.

Not sure however how true it is that accurate memes tend to live and propagate - there are quite a few cases that are still disputed despite being settled for hundreds of years, although I may be looking at not big enough time frame here.

Comment author: Huluk 26 March 2016 12:55:37AM *  26 points [-]

[Survey Taken Thread]

By ancient tradition, if you take the survey you may comment saying you have done so here, and people will upvote you and you will get karma.

Let's make these comments a reply to this post. That way we continue the tradition, but keep the discussion a bit cleaner.

Comment author: Bitnotri 30 March 2016 10:09:35PM 30 points [-]

I have taken the survey.

Comment author: Bitnotri 21 February 2016 06:38:13PM 7 points [-]

“It is wise to take admissions of uncertainty seriously,” Daniel Kahneman noted, “but declarations of high confidence mainly tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his mind, not necessarily that the story is true.”

Superforcasting, p. 85