Overcoming Bias

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Overcoming Bias is a group blog on the systemic mistakes humans make, and how we can possibly correct them. The primary contributors are Robin Hanson of George Mason University and Eliezer Yudkowsky of the Singularity Institute. Common topics include "cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, microeconomics, applied statistics, social psychology, probability and decision theory, even a bit of Artificial Intelligence now and then."


Overcoming Bias Articles
Title Author Date Summary
How To Join Robin Hanson 2006-11-20 Description of OB and how to contribute.
Hide Sociobiology Like Sex? Robin Hanson 2006-11-20 Should we teach children about self-interest explanations and sociobiology earlier?
Quiz: Fox or Hedgehog? Hal Finney 2006-11-21 Discussion of Philip Tetlock's Fox/Hedgehog classification guide in Expert Political Judgement.
The Movie "Click" Robin Hanson 2006-11-21 Is there a bias towards working hard and against spending enough time with family?
The Wisdom of Bromides Nick Bostrom 2006-11-21 Biases may exist on an individual level, even if they cancel out on a group level, so even apparently contradictory bromides might highlight important types of failure.
Beware Heritable Beliefs Robin Hanson 2006-11-22 Some opinions are highly heritable, so put extra scrutiny on those beliefs.
The Martial Art of Rationality Eliezer Yudkowsky 2006-11-22 Rationality as martial art. Individuals should be able to train their mind like they train muscles.