Criticisms of the rationalist movement

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Criticisms of the rationalist movement and 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]

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