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* easy navigation for old timers (old timers will use bookmarks, or a good browser that'll remember which page they regularly visit)
 
* easy navigation for old timers (old timers will use bookmarks, or a good browser that'll remember which page they regularly visit)
 
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= Welcome to Less Wrong =
  
= Welcome to Less Wrong =
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The LessWrong 2.0 Open Beta is live on:
  
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== Less Wrong is… ==
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[http://lesserwrong.com LesserWrong.com]
  
* A curated community [http://lesswrong.com/promoted blog]&hellip;
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<div style="margin-top: 0px''> Or  [https://www.lesserwrong.com/rationality go directly to the sequences].'' </div>
* A community [http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/new discussion board]&hellip;
 
* A source of edited rationality [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Rationality_materials materials]&hellip;
 
* And a promoter of regular [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Less_Wrong_meetup_groups meetups] around the world.
 
 
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In the past four decades, behavioral economists and cognitive psychologists have discovered many [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases cognitive biases] human brains fall prey to when thinking and deciding.
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Some prominent organizations that relate to us are showcased below:
 
 
Less Wrong is an online community for people who want to ''apply'' the discovery of biases like [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ji/conjunction_fallacy/ the conjunction fallacy], [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ the affect heuristic], and [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hw/scope_insensitivity/ scope insensitivity] in order to improve their own thinking.
 
 
 
[http://lesswrong.com/lw/1to/what_is_bayesianism/ Bayesian] reasoning offers a way to improve on the native human reasoning style. Reasoning naively, we [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iw/positive_bias_look_into_the_dark/ tend not to seek alternative explanations], and sometimes [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base_rate_fallacy underrate] the influence of prior probabilities in [http://lesswrong.com/lw/2b0/bayes_theorem_illustrated_my_way Bayes' theorem].
 
 
 
Less Wrong users aim to develop accurate predictive models of the world, and [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/How_To_Actually_Change_Your_Mind change their mind] when they find evidence disconfirming those models, instead of being able to [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ip/fake_explanations/ explain] [http://lesswrong.com/lw/if/your_strength_as_a_rationalist/ anything].
 
  
For more, see the Less Wrong [http://lesswrong.com/about/ about page].
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Latest revision as of 12:20, 10 December 2017

Welcome to Less Wrong

The LessWrong 2.0 Open Beta is live on:

Some prominent organizations that relate to us are showcased below:

CFAR MIRI FHI

Recent Promoted Articles

Featured Articles