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The movement has been criticized as overemphasizing [[Induction|inductive reasoning]] over [[empiricism]],<ref>https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/2014/11/24/why-i-am-not-a-rationalist/</ref> a criticism that has been refuted.<ref>http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/11/27/why-i-am-not-rene-descartes/</ref>
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The movement has been criticized as overemphasizing [[Induction|inductive reasoning]] over [[empiricism]],<ref>https://the-orbit.net/almostdiamonds/2014/11/24/why-i-am-not-a-rationalist/</ref> a criticism that has been refuted by [[Scott Alexander]].<ref>http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/11/27/why-i-am-not-rene-descartes/</ref>
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== Transhumanism ==
 
== Transhumanism ==
 
Less Wrong's community was partially founded by soliciting users from the transhumanist [[SL4]] mailing list and [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] is himself a prominent transhumanist.
 
Less Wrong's community was partially founded by soliciting users from the transhumanist [[SL4]] mailing list and [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]] is himself a prominent transhumanist.

Revision as of 05:19, 18 April 2017

Criticisms of the rationalist movement is Less Wrong have existed for most of its duration on various grounds.

Rationalism

The movement has been criticized as overemphasizing inductive reasoning over empiricism,[1] a criticism that has been refuted by Scott Alexander.[2]

Transhumanism

Less Wrong's community was partially founded by soliciting users from the transhumanist SL4 mailing list and Eliezer Yudkowsky is himself a prominent transhumanist.

As such, the fringe nature of transhumanist ideas such as cryonics, AI and such has met with continued scorn from the sceptics based at RationalWiki.[3]

See also

References