Improving the RationalWiki entry for LessWrong

I made 3 changes to the RationalWiki entry for LessWrong today:

(1) I removed the sentence “…although in 10 years nothing has been published in a peer reviewed journal.”, because it turned out to be factually incorrect.

(2) I changed the following two sentences,

A disengagement from the practical, beyond self-improvement, is another feature of LessWrong’s culture, explicitly and strongly affirmed.[24] This refusal to delve into contemporary politics or policy is held up as laudable, because it is seen as a way to preserve objective rationality.

to

LessWrong is mainly concerned with achieving accurate beliefs about the world, rather than achieving goals. The refusal to delve into contemporary politics or policy is held up as laudable, because it is seen as a way to preserve objective rationality.[24]

(3) I changed the sentence “Yudkowsky has also advocated total utilitarianism…” to “Yudkowsky has also advocated utilitarianism…”, because Yudkowsky claims to be an average utilitarian and the distinction between average and total utilitarianism was irrelevant in the context of the sentence.

What else would you change? But keep in mind that the entry is not an advertisement for LessWrong but rather a critical view from the outside.

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