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Rationality is the martial art of the mind, building on universally human machinery. But developing rationality is more difficult than developing standard martial arts. One reason is because rationality skill is harder to verify. In recent decades, scientific fields like heuristics and biases, Bayesian probability theory, evolutionary psychology, and social psychology have given us a theoretical body of work on which to build such a martial art. It remains to develop and communicate techniques to apply this science introspectively to our own minds.
  
 
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The Martial Art of Rationality

Rationality is the martial art of the mind, building on universally human machinery. But developing rationality is more difficult than developing standard martial arts. One reason is because rationality skill is harder to verify. In recent decades, scientific fields like heuristics and biases, Bayesian probability theory, evolutionary psychology, and social psychology have given us a theoretical body of work on which to build such a martial art. It remains to develop and communicate techniques to apply this science introspectively to our own minds.

Why truth? And...

...What's a bias, again?

The Proper Use of Humility

The Modesty Argument

"I don't know."

A Fable of Science and Politics