Claim: "Every Cause wants to become a Cult." (Eliezer Yudkowksy)
Truth: "Upper class cults are but a cover for a swingers club" (Spandrell)
Claim: The rationalist community is about Overcoming Bias.
Truth: "Everyone I know fears the truth in their private lives. We all want to live delusion that we are something more/better/greater/more powerful than we actually are and most people become extreamlly hostile when you’re blunt and honest with them" (Red)
“Haha, how about those girls who say they prefer to be ‘one of the guys’ or that most of their friends are male, huh? Isn’t that always a huge warning sign?”
I see this so often, most recently on Reddit. “Never trust a girl who doesn’t have female friends” or “They don’t get along with other girls because they themselves are usually bitches”, just to choose two comments from the thread on this pressing issue.
Well, I’m the male version...