Open Thread Comment by John Nerst (SSC) – Bi-weekly public open thread. I am linking to a very interesting comment. The author made a list of the most statistically over-represented words in the SSC comment section.
Momentum Reflectiveness Peace by Sarah Constantin (Otium) – Rationality requires a reflective mindset; a willingness to change course and consider how things could be very different. Momentum, keeping things as they are except more so, is the opposite of reflectivity. Cultivating reflectiveness: rest, contentment, considering ideas lightly and abstractly. “Turn — slowly.”
Skin In The Game by Elo (BearLamp) – Armchair activism and philosophy. Questions to ask yourself about your life. Actually do the five minute exercise at the end.
Epistemic Spot Check Update by Aceso Under Glass – Reviewing self-help books. Properties of a good self-help model: As simple as possible but not more so, explained well, testable on a reasonable timescale, seriously handles the fact the techniques might now work, useful. The author would appreciate feedback.
Set Theory Problem by protokol2020 – Bring down ZFC. Aleph-zero spheres and Aleph-one circles.
Thomas Ricks by EconTalk – Thomas Ricks book Churchill and Orwell. Overlapping lives and the fight to preserve individual liberty.