Silence is a sign of correctness, understanding, and agreement. Discussion is a sign of the opposite.


Warnock’s dilemma

Warnock’s dilemma.

The problem with no response is that there are five possible interpretations:

  1. The post is correct, well-written information that needs no follow-up commentary. There’s nothing more to say except “Yeah, what he said.”

  2. The post is complete and utter nonsense, and no one wants to waste the energy or bandwidth to even point this out.

  3. No one read the post, for whatever reason.

  4. No one understood the post, but won’t ask for clarification, for whatever reason.

  5. No one cares about the post, for whatever reason.

Things that are fun to argue

Warning: Beware of things that are fun to argue

“Coherent Extrapolated Volition”, Eliezer Yudkowsky2004

Wrong answer bias

The correct answer leaves nothing to be said. The wrong answer starts a conversation, a research program, an investigation, a journey, an institute, a paper, a book, a youtube channel, a lifestyle, a tribe.

“Wrong answer bias”, lukehmiles2024