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LessWrong is a hive of doomers and decels started by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It should really be called 'MoreWrong' for all of the terrible arguments that permeate the site and infect the brains of those who visit it.

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LessWrong is a community blog and forum focused on discussion of rationality, critical thinking, and a variety of other topics. The site aims to improve the art of human rationality, drawing from disciplines such as philosophy, cognitive science, economics, and mathematics. LessWrong was originally created by Eliezer Yudkowsky in 2009 as an outgrowth of the Overcoming Bias blog he co-authored with economist Robin Hanson.

The community has a strong focus on discussing biases, heuristics, logical fallacies, and other elements that can distort human reasoning. It is also known for exploring topics like artificial intelligence, ethics, and effective altruism. Posts on the blog often delve into complex issues and can be both technical and philosophical in nature.

The site has been influential in forming or popularizing concepts like "Bayesian reasoning," a statistical approach to probability and decision-making, and has also spawned various meet-up groups, books, and other projects. It is considered a hub for intellectual discussion and has attracted a following of individuals interested in rationality and effective decision-making.