Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Criticism Of The Five Factor Big Five Model Of Personality by Grey Enlightenment – Description of the five factors. Problems: You can easily choose your results. Personality changes dramatically over time. No factors for ethics, virtue and morality.

Inventions Revisited by Katja Grace – More answers for why inventions took so long. Categories: Inventing is harder than it looks, People fifty thousand years ago were not really behaviorally modern, Prerequisites, Nobody can do all that much, People were really busy, Communication and records, Social costs, Population, Order of inventions, Value.

Politics and Economics:

Summary Of Reading October December 2017 by Eli Bendersky – A list of short book reviews. Most books are on politics but some are on other topics such as nutrition.

Podcast:

Soonish by EconTalk – “Soonish–a look at cutting-edge and not-quite cutting edge technologies. The Weinersmiths speculate about everything from asteroid mining to robotic house construction to the nasal cycle and how the human body and medicine might be transformed in the future. ”

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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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