Rational Feed

Scott:

http://unsongbook.com/chapter-72-and-builds-a-heaven-in-hells-despair/ – The final, apocalyptic, chapter of unsong. Though there is an epilogue.

Rationalist:

https://hivewired.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/the-violence-inherent-in-the-system/ – A very long post about Maps and Territory. Written in a sequence-esque style. The opening is an extended metaphor.

http://agentyduck.blogspot.com/2017/05/meditation-design.html – “We are not broken. Meditation is. But maybe we can fix it”

https://thingofthings.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/book-post-for-april-not-about-parenting/ – Large variety of Books. Includes some books on sexuality and religion. Ozy reviews the rationalist-popular books “Myth of the Rational Voter” and “Crucial Conversations”. She also reads “Band” by Roosh.

https://qualiacomputing.com/2017/05/15/the-penfield-mood-organ/ – An excerpt from “Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep”

Adjacent:

http://andrewgelman.com/2017/05/14/whats-deal-yimbys/ – How much building would you need to significantly bring down rents in SF? Are YIMBY desires sincere or are they motivated by a desire to hurt their enemies.

http://noahpinionblog.blogspot.com/2017/05/actually-good-silicon-valley-critiques.html – Noah tries his best to make “actually good” criticisms of Silicon Valley. He comes up with five.

Amusement:

https://protokol2020.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/chesslike-problem/ – A maximally entangled chessboard position.

Podcast:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2017/05/cass_sunstein_o.html – Sunstein’s book “#Republic”. Sunstein argues that the internet has encouraged people to frequent informational echo chambers where their views are reinforced and rarely challenged.

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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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