Self Serving Bias by Scott Alexander – Oregon relaxes its ban on self serve gasoline and people freak out. Absurdly large differences on which medications are allowed in different countries. Which ideas get debated and which get labelled absurd.
More Babble by alkjash (LW 2.0) – Babble and Prune model of thought generation: Babble with a weak heuristic to generate many more possibilities than necessary, Prune with a strong heuristic to find a best, or the satisfactory one. Page rank and random walks. The strucutre of the babble graph. Adversarial neural nets and their connection to the interplay between artist and critic. [highly recommended. Ignore the missing letter comment, there are no missing letters]
Epistemic Spot Check: The Tapping Solution by Aceso Under Glass – Emotional freedom technique: Or Tapping since the primary techniqu is tapping fingers against your face. Summary: “The scientific claims would be far less supported than the author implies. The best case scenario was ‘as terrible as your average therapy research’. The book’s prescriptions work for me anyway,in the sense that they make me calmer and happier and enable me to take better actions.”