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'''Mind-killer''' is a name given to topics (such as politics or Nazism) that tend to produce extremely [[Bias|biased]] discussions. Introducing these topics into an otherwise [[Epistemic hygiene|healthy]] discussion (for example, to present an analogy) may ruin it, encouraging fallacious modes of thinking.
 
'''Mind-killer''' is a name given to topics (such as politics or Nazism) that tend to produce extremely [[Bias|biased]] discussions. Introducing these topics into an otherwise [[Epistemic hygiene|healthy]] discussion (for example, to present an analogy) may ruin it, encouraging fallacious modes of thinking.
  
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==See also==
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=====Overcoming Bias Articles=====
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*[[Epistemic hygiene]]
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*[http://www.overcomingbias.com/2007/02/politics_is_the.html Politics is the Mind-Killer] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
 
  
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ Politics is the Mind-Killer] by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]]
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ee/the_mindkiller/ The mind-killer] by [[ciphergoth]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ee/the_mindkiller/ The mind-killer] by [[ciphergoth]]
  
 
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Revision as of 01:45, 26 June 2009

Mind-killer is a name given to topics (such as politics or Nazism) that tend to produce extremely biased discussions. Introducing these topics into an otherwise healthy discussion (for example, to present an analogy) may ruin it, encouraging fallacious modes of thinking.

See also

Blog posts