Hello world. This blog exists to discuss the “Less Wrong Basilisk”, a fallacious scenario which has achieved notoriety at LessWrong.com because the moderators won’t allow it to be discussed.
In medieval mythology, a basilisk is a creature that can kill you with a look. In science fiction, a basilisk is a data structure that can shut down your brain. At Less Wrong, the basilisk is a science-fictional scenario deemed to be too dangerous to discuss. The scenario is fallacious, but because the moderators censor all discussion of the topic, public discussion never develops to the point of definitively exposing the fallacy. Thus this blog.