Rational Feed

Scott:

http://slatestarcodex.com/2017/05/13/ssc-meetups-berkeley-san-diego-irvine/ – Meetups Scott will attend.

Rationalist:

http://www.overcomingbias.com/2017/05/when-to-parrot-pander-or-think-for-yourself.html – Rational persuasion strategies depend on whether you are “more capable”, “less capable” or “about as capable as your audience”. Implications of signaling.

http://lesswrong.com/r/discussion/lw/p0a/reality_has_a_surprising_amount_of_detail/ – Reality has alot of details. That means its easy to get stuck. A large part of the article describes the difficulty of building a staircase.

Research Analysis:

https://acesounderglass.com/2017/05/14/an-alternate-explanation-for-dieting-studies/ – “No one joins a university study as their first attempt at weight loss.”

https://acesounderglass.com/2017/05/14/why-not-calories-incalories-out/ – A brief Explanation of Gary Taubes’ anti-sugar theory of weight gain/loss.

Adjacent:

http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-should-theory-and-evidence-relate.html – Empirical results should be used to restrict the set of plausible models. While ingenuity enlarges the set of models. Instead of this combined approach “theory” and “data” are seen as conflicting by many economists.

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Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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