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When beliefs become identities, truth-seeking becomes hard - LessWrong

Julia Galef talks about this topic in her book “The Scout Mindset.” The scout mindset is the mindset of truth-seeking, and she opposes it to the soldier mindset. Having a soldier mindset means defending your beliefs for reasons other than truth as if you were fighting a war of ideas instead of trying to figure out what’s going on. She makes the case that the scout mindset is way more helpful than the soldier mindset.

I like the concept of the “Scout Mindset”.

I kind of miss our Linkery category, but this also does kind of fit in world so…

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