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lavalamp comments on Don't call yourself a rationalist. - Less Wrong

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Comment author: lavalamp 17 October 2011 04:07:36PM 1 point [-]

Idea: "mental cartography/cartographer". People will say, "what is that?" and the answer would be "we attempt to make the map in our head match the territory of reality".

Pros: no one will have heard of it (it has about 2000 hits on google), so we get to define it.

Cons: somewhat unwieldly.

Comment author: [deleted] 17 October 2011 05:01:12PM *  1 point [-]

I really like the idea of using a new label that triggers curiosity and prompts the listener to ask followup questions, but I think this one is a little too unwieldy because the map-territory analogy takes a while to explain.