Rational Feed

Rationalist:

Zetetic Explanation by Ben Hoffman – A ‘Zetetic explanation’ is an explanation thats embedded itself into an inquiry about the topic. A worked example in the case of yeast.

Podcast:

In Defense Of Troublemakers by EconTalk – “Psychologist Charlan Nemeth of the University of California, Berkeley and author of In Defense of Troublemakers talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the ideas in the book–the power of groupthink, the power of conviction, and the opportunity for an authentic, persistent dissenter to have an impact on a group’s decision. The conversation concludes with a discussion of the challenges of doing careful research in modern times.”

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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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