We Want MoR – Book 2 Retro


ChronOblivion joins us for another belated retro!

Check out the doc containing all of ChronOblivion’s write ups so far!

Original chapters, written by Eliezer Yudkowsky, can be read here and the audiobook chapters, recorded by Eneasz Brodski, can be found earlier in this podcast feed and on the website.

Next episode we are covering chapter 47.

Album art courtesy of Lorec. Thank you!

Coy manages an RSS feed that compiles the relevant audiobook chapters with the WW MoR counterparts. Just copy and paste that link into your favorite podcast app in the “add by url” option. Thanks, Coy!

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  1. Raised godless high five to Brian.

  2. It’s not that Brian is contrarian, it’s that it’s the same takes over and over again churning up time in an podcast increasing in length. Every 15 minute segment where you guys talk at each other about some meta thing in what could have been a 2 minute exchange and not actually analyzing the text gets tiresome.

  3. Methods was helpful for my religious deconversion too.

    I was fourteen and had already been agonizing over religious doubts for years so it was a huge relief to let go of my belief in belief.

    I think a huge part of why it helped was that I didn’t have any mental model of how a person could see the world if they admitted that god doesn’t exist until I was reading the “Pretending to be Wise” chapter.

    At some point after reading that chapter I was laying in bed and decided it was time to stop trying to believe in something that didn’t make any sense. I actually repeated “what is true is already so, owning up to it doesn’t make it worse” several times under my breath. Then I cried a little and felt significantly better afterwards.

    So that was definitely a formative experience for me.

    No wonder I’m so attached to this story.

  4. In the last episode you defended Brian against the feedback from the community and encouraged him to stand his ground, don’t listen to the feedback and speak up, so his voice is heard not hindered.

    And in this episode his speak volume sunk from good 30% to incredible low 2-5%.

    The first rewind from the books was way better with Brian participating in the conversation and not just rephrasing words which you two said or having minor insights.

    This should be the Brian show where he gets a deeper understanding about the book and not listening to someone who says in the beginning that he explicitly likes book two the least of all of them.

    Definetly the wrong choice of format this time. I learned nothing about Brians development and his figuring out about the hints and puzzels layed down in front of him. It was just a summary and nice for you the chat with cron.

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