Julia Galef

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Julia Galef


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in Silver Spring, Maryland, The United States
July 04, 1983

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Julia Galef is co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality. She hosts Rationally Speaking, the official podcast of New York City Skeptics, which she has done since its inception in 2010, sharing the show with co-host and philosopher Massimo Pigliucci until 2015.

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Why we need a new word for “lazy”

The other day on Twitter I said:

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Here’s why this is important. In an ideal world, I claim, the way you would make decisions about how to spend your time would be something along the lines of:
– Think about what you like / dislike
– Think about the most efficient ways to get the things you like while minimizing the things you dislike
– At the same time, consider how tractable it is to modify your l

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“Discovering you were wrong is an update, not a failure, and your worldview is a living document meant to be revised.”
Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset: The Perils of Defensive Thinking and How to Be Right More Often

“The best description of motivated reasoning I’ve ever seen comes from psychologist Tom Gilovich. When we want something to be true, he said, we ask ourselves, “Can I believe this?,” searching for an excuse to accept it. When we don’t want something to be true, we instead ask ourselves, “Must I believe this?,” searching for an excuse to reject it.4”
Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset: The Perils of Defensive Thinking and How to Be Right More Often

“Just as there are fashions in clothing, so, too, are there fashions in ideas.”
Julia Galef, The Scout Mindset: The Perils of Defensive Thinking and How to Be Right More Often



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