Traditional Rationality is phrased in terms of social rules, with violations interpretable as cheating - as defections from cooperative norms. If you want me to accept a belief from you, you are obligated to provide me with a certain amount of evidence. If you try to get out of it, we all know you're cheating on your obligation. A theory is obligated to make bold predictions for itself, not just steal predictions that other theories have labored to make. A theory is obligated to expose itself to falsification - if it tries to duck out, that's like trying to duck out of a fearsome initiation ritual; you must pay your dues.
- No One Can Exempt You From Rationality's Laws by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- My Wild and Reckless Youth by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- The Failures of Eld Science by Eliezer Yudkowsky