Rational Feed

Rationalist:

The Good The True And The Undefined by Everything Studies – Ship of Theseus, philosophical concepts can almost always be broken by an example specifically engineered to break them. We should tech students modern philosophy from the beginning.

The Social Cost of Junk Science by Andrew Gelman – Gelman lists properties of “junk science”. He then discusses their economic costs.

Misc:

Books That Have Had The Biggest Impact On My Lifethought by Kaj Sotala – The Lord of the Rings, The Sequences, Against Intellectual Monopoly, The Charisma Myth, Non-Violent Communication, Focusing.

Eli5 The Hyperbolic Geometry Of Dmt Experiences by Qualia Computing – A brief conceptual introduction to Differential Geometry, Hyperbolic geometry and tiling spaces with polygons, How DMT Hyperbolizes Phenomenal Space.

Amusement:

Alpha Primes Problem by protokol2020 – Minimal length description of primes less than 100.

Podcast:

David Boaz, P.J. O’Rourke, and George Will on the State of Liberty by EconTalk – “What is the state of liberty in America? Is liberty increasing or decreasing? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic about the future?”

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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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