Less Wrong

An online home created for a community devoted to refining the art of human rationality.

The Project

Over the last decades, new experiments have changed science’s picture of the way we think – the ways we succeed or fail to obtain the truth, or fulfill our goals. The heuristics and biases program, in cognitive psychology, has exposed dozens of major flaws in human reasoning. Social psychology shows how we succeed or fail in groups. Probability theory and decision theory have given us new mathematical foundations for understanding minds.

The Results

Involved on a pro bono basis from the site’s founding, we forked and majorly modified the open source Reddit codebase to make a home for this breath-taking community, which has since grown to about 750,000 monthly pageviews from 125,000 monthly unique visitors.

Launch URL

LessWrong