Antelopen Thread by Scott Alexander – Biweekly public open thread. Scott adds a new mistake to his mistakes page: He should not have favored a cell death explanation for hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder; an aberrant learning explanation is at least equally likely.
Be A Dad by Robin Hanson – “A key turning point in my life was when my wife declared that her biological clock said she wanted kids now. I hadn’t been thinking of kids, and the prospect didn’t inspire much passion in me; my life had focused on other things. But I wanted to please my wife, and I didn’t much object, so we had kids. I now see that as one of the best choices I’ve made in my life. I thank my wife for pushing me to it.”
Geoffrey Miller Part 2: Psychology by Jacob Falkovich – Part 2 of Jacob’s interview with Geoffrey Miller. This one covers On research and the state of psychology and academia.
Privacy and Defining Yourself by Lulie – People need privacy to help them control how other judge and define them.
Politics and Economics:
Man Should Allocate Some More Categories by Ozy – Three different ways of conceptualizing gender.
Richard Reinsch On The Enlightenment, Tradition, And Populism by EconTalk – A discussion of the Enlightenment, Tradition and Populism: “Topics discussed include the search for meaning, the stability of liberalism, the rise of populism, and Solzhenitsyn’s indictment of Western values from his Harvard Commencement Address of 1978.”