Rational Feed

EA:

Ea Survey 2017 Series Donation Data by Tee (EA forum) – How Much are EAs Donating? Percentage of Income Donated. Donations Data Among EAs Earning to Give (who donated 57% of the total). Comparisons to 2014 and 2015. Donations totals were very heavily skewed by large donors.

Politics and Economics:

Gender Gap Stem by Marginal Revolution – Discussion of a recent paper. “Put (too) simply the only men who are good enough to get into university are men who are good at STEM. Women are good enough to get into non-STEM and STEM fields. Thus, among university students, women dominate in the non-STEM fields and men survive in the STEM fields.”

Misc:

The Big List Of Existing Things by Everything Studies – Existence of fictional and possible people. Heaps and the Sorites paradox. Categories and basic building blocks. Relational databases. Implicit maps and territories. Which maps and concepts should we use?

Burning Man by Qualia Computing – Write up of a Burning Man trip. Very long. Introduction. Strong Emergence. The People. Metaphysics. The Strong Tlön Hypothesis. Merging with Other Humans. Fear, Danger, and Tragedy. Post-Darwinian Sexuality and Reproduction. Economy of Thoughts about the Human Experience. Transcending Our Shibboleths. Closing Thoughts.

Still Feel Anxious About Communication Every Day by Brute Reason – Setting boundaries. Telling people they hurt you. Doing these things without anxiety might be impossible, you have to do it anyway.

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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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