Four Nobel Truths by Scott Alexander – Four Graphs describing facts about Israeli/Askenazi Nobel Prizes.
The Face Of The Ice by Sarah Constantin (Otium) – Mountaineering. Survival Mindset vs Sexual-Selection Mindset. War and the Wilderness. Technical Skill.
Thoughts Concerning Homeschooling by Ozy (Thing of Things) – Evidence that many public school practices are counter-productive. Stats on the academic performance of home-schoolers. Educating ‘weird awkward nerds’.
On Connections Between Brains And Computers by Small Truths – A condensation of Tim Ubran’s 36K word article about Neuralink. The astounding benefits of having even a SIRI level Ai responding directly to your thoughts. The existential threat of Ai means that mind-computer links are worth the risks.
Beespotting On I-5 by Eukaryote – Drive from San Fran to Seattle. The vast agricultural importance of Bees. Improving Bee quality of life.
Hans Noel On The Role Of Ideology In Politics by Rational Speaking – “Why the Democrats became the party of liberalism and the Republicans the party of conservatism, whether voters are hypocrites in the way they apply their ostensible ideology, and whether politicians are motivated by ideals or just self-interest.”
The Road To Tyranny by Waking Up with Sam Harris – Timothy Snyder. His book On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.