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How to take reality apart into pieces... and live in that universe, where we have always lived, without feeling disappointed about the fact that complicated things are made of simpler things.
 
How to take reality apart into pieces... and live in that universe, where we have always lived, without feeling disappointed about the fact that complicated things are made of simpler things.
  
Definitely one of the core LW sequences. By [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]].  Ran from 08 Mar 2008 to 05 Apr 2008, with scattered other posts elsewhere.
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Definitely one of the core LW sequences. Written by [[Eliezer Yudkowsky]], ran from 08 Mar 2008 to 05 Apr 2008, with scattered other posts elsewhere.
  
 
Items in italic are potentially skippable; items in bold are extra-important.
 
Items in italic are potentially skippable; items in bold are extra-important.
  
 
This sequence follows [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]] and requires the following posts from it:
 
This sequence follows [[Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions]] and requires the following posts from it:
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i3/making_beliefs_pay_rent_in_anticipated_experiences/ Making Beliefs Pay Rent]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i3/making_beliefs_pay_rent_in_anticipated_experiences/ Making Beliefs Pay Rent]
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ic/the_virtue_of_narrowness/ The Virtue of Narrowness]''
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ic/the_virtue_of_narrowness/ The Virtue of Narrowness]''
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iv/the_futility_of_emergence/ The Futility of Emergence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iv/the_futility_of_emergence/ The Futility of Emergence]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j2/explainworshipignore/ Explain/Worship/Ignore]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j2/explainworshipignore/ Explain/Worship/Ignore]
 
  
 
This sequence follows [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences#A_Human.27s_Guide_to_Words A Human's Guide to Words] and requires at least the following posts from it:
 
This sequence follows [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Sequences#A_Human.27s_Guide_to_Words A Human's Guide to Words] and requires at least the following posts from it:
 
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/no/how_an_algorithm_feels_from_inside/ How An Algorithm Feels From Inside]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/no/how_an_algorithm_feels_from_inside/ How An Algorithm Feels From Inside]'''
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nq/feel_the_meaning/ Feel the Meaning]''
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nq/feel_the_meaning/ Feel the Meaning]''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nu/taboo_your_words/ Taboo Your Words]'''
 
* '''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nu/taboo_your_words/ Taboo Your Words]'''
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nv/replace_the_symbol_with_the_substance/ Replace the Symbol with the Substance]''
 
* ''[http://lesswrong.com/lw/nv/replace_the_symbol_with_the_substance/ Replace the Symbol with the Substance]''
 
  
 
Early posts out of sequence:
 
Early posts out of sequence:
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hq/universal_fire/ Universal Fire]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hq/universal_fire/ Universal Fire]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hr/universal_law/ Universal Law]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hr/universal_law/ Universal Law]
  
 
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==Main sequence==
'''Main sequence:'''
 
  
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/of/dissolving_the_question/ Dissolving the Question]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/of/dissolving_the_question/ Dissolving the Question]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/tw/psychic_powers/ Psychic Powers]
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/tw/psychic_powers/ Psychic Powers]
  
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==See also==
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*[[Reductionism]]
  
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Revision as of 07:40, 24 October 2009

How to take reality apart into pieces... and live in that universe, where we have always lived, without feeling disappointed about the fact that complicated things are made of simpler things.

Definitely one of the core LW sequences. Written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, ran from 08 Mar 2008 to 05 Apr 2008, with scattered other posts elsewhere.

Items in italic are potentially skippable; items in bold are extra-important.

This sequence follows Mysterious Answers to Mysterious Questions and requires the following posts from it:

This sequence follows A Human's Guide to Words and requires at least the following posts from it:

Early posts out of sequence:

Main sequence

See also