Rational Feed

Rationalist:

The Body Of Isolation by Aella – “When there is a sense of loneliness, it comes at a necessary cost of or in contrast to the sense of love. Suffering lives in resistance to loneliness. The feeling of loneliness only occurs in the context of belief; in that, true isolation of mind cannot generate loneliness at all.”

Politics and Economics:

Jensen On Intelligence Versus Learning Ability by TracingWoodgrains – A discussion of how learning rates interact with IQ. Which qualities of a subject determine whether retention rates depend on IQ (ex: more complicated subjects). How almost any subject can be taught in in ways which dramatically increase or decrease how g-loaded they are to learn.

Between A Rock And A Red Place by Freddie deBoer – “Power has consequences. Powerlessness is a comfortable place to hide; if you have no ability to effect change in the world, you cannot really fail. Your ideas never make contact with reality and so there is no chance that they will be put to the test. And power, once taken, must be held, so that work leads only to more work. Far easier and safer is to luxuriate in powerlessness. Armed with powerlessness in the material plane, practitioners of this brand of politics concentrate almost all of their energies into the types of interpersonal politics that, for many, characterize left activism.”

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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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