Steelmanning The Chinese Room Argument by cousin_it (lesswrong) – A short thought experiment about consciousness and inferring knowledge from behavior.
Bayesian Probability Theory As Extended Logic A by ksvanhorn (lesswrong) – Cox’s theorem is often cited to support that Bayesian probability is the only valid fundamental method of plausible reasoning. A simplified guide to Cox’s theorem. The author their paper that uses weaker assumptions than Cox’s theorem. The author’s full paper and a more detailed exposition of Cox’s theorem are linked.
Fictional Body Language by Eukaryote – Body language in literature is often very extreme compared to real life. Emojis don’t easily map to irl body language. A ‘random’ sample of how emotion in represented in American Gods, Earth and Lirael. Three strategies: Explicitly describing feelings vs describing actions vs metaphors.
Deciding Whether to Recommend Fistula Management Charities by The GiveWell Blog – “An obstetric fistula, or gynecologic fistula, is an abnormal opening between the vagina and the bladder or rectum.” Fistula management, including surgery. Open questions and uncertainty particularly around costs. Our plans to partner with IDinsight to answer these questions.
Myers Briggs, Diet, Mistakes And Immortality by Tim Ferriss – Ask me anything podcast. Topics beyond the title: Questions to prompt introspection, being a Jack of All Trades, balancing future and present goals, don’t follow your passion, 80/20 memory retention, advice to your past selves.