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Scott:

Book Review Raise A Genius by Scott Alexander – Scott quote-mines Polgar’s book on raising genius. Many of the quotes are concerned with the importance of instilling a love of learning in children. Polgar gives some detail on how to do this but not as much as Scott hoped. Summary: “Get those four things right – early start, single-subject focus, 1:1 home schooling, and a great parent/teacher – and the rest is just common-sense advice.”

Misc:

Meta Contrarian Typography by Tom Bartleby – The author is a self-described meta-contrarian. Supporting two spaces after a period. The three reasons for single spaces and why they don’t hold up. Double spaces makes writing easier to skim, periods are over-worked in English.

A Physics Problem Once Again by protokol2020 – Discussion of n-dimensional mating. Approximate the sum of all gravitational forces between pairs of atoms inside the earth.

Podcast:

Alex Guarnasche by EconTalk – Food network star. “What it’s like to run a restaurant, the challenges of a career in cooking, her favorite dishes, her least favorite dishes, and what she cooked to beat Bobby Flay.”

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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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