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Welcome to Lesswrongwiki
The wiki about rationality that anyone can edit

560 articles since April 2009

This wiki exists to support the community blog LessWrong.com and its sister site OvercomingBias.com.

This wiki is just getting started: for now you might like to view all pages.

Helping out

To write a new article, just enter the article title in the box below.

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Getting help

If you can't find the article you're looking for in the search bar, you can ask someone to write it. Just create the page, and add the text {{pagewanted}} - this will let us know that someone is interested!

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Not sure where to start?

Adding content

Talk and more...
  • Check out the community portal to see what the community is working on, to give feedback or just to say hi.
  • Or head on over to the forums and coordinate with the community on editing, projects, and more.

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Over the last decades, new experiments have changed science's picture of the way we think - the ways we succeed or fail to obtain the truth, or fulfill our goals. The heuristics and biases program, in cognitive psychology, has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning. Social psychology shows how we succeed or fail in groups. Probability theory and decision theory have given us new mathematical foundations for understanding minds.

Less Wrong is devoted to refining the art of human rationality - the art of thinking. The new math and science deserves to be applied to our daily lives, and heard in our public voices.

Weekly article in need of help

Help by contributing to this week's selected article:


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