Rational Feed


Your Brain Is An Unreliable Narrator by Aceso Under Glass – “The information your unconscious brain feeds your conscious brain is not unbiased, it is motivated, primarily by a desire to be safe.” Tube Slides, Rock Climbing, Stretching.

Evolutionary Innovation by Eukaryote – A History of Earth’s Mass Extinction events. Biological evolution was frequently a major cause. Risks from synthetic biology.

Darwins Unfinished Symphony by Bayesian Investor – Even fruit flies can copy each other. Animals can copy with low reliability. Copying as a driver of intelligence gains. Evolution of language and deceit.

Regularly Scheduled by Jeff Kaufman – “Events that happen on a regular schedule lower the energy it takes to be social. Things like church every Sunday, a dance that’s every 1st Saturday, or a dinner with friends on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. In general, I think people would probably be happier if they had more things like this in their lives. To help with this, I made a site.”

A Fearsome Rationality Technique by SquirrelInHell – Rationalist blanket wrapping. Humor.


Nassim Nicholas Taleb by EconTalk – “Skin in the game in labor markets, the power of minorities, the Lindy effect, Taleb’s blind spots and regrets, and the politics of globalization.”


Author: deluks917

Software Engineer in New York City. Admin of the SlateStarcodex discord. Math PHD drop out.

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