Book Review: The Structure Of Scientific Revolutions by Scott Alexander – An explanation of Kuhn’s theory of scientific paradigms, why the theory was non-obvious when it was presented and why Kukn confuses people.
Replication Markets Team Seeks Journal Partners For Replication Trial by Robin Hanson – Hanson is part of a DARPA funded team that will run a prediction market for academic paper replications. They are planning to forecast about 8000 papers over 3 years. About 5% to 10% of the papers will be randomly selected for an actual replication.
What Is Effective Altruism by Ozy – Effective Altruism’s approach can be defined by the following properties: Secular, Outcome oriented, Maximizing, Cause Impartial and Egalitarian.
Politics and Economics:
Gender Is Big by Robin Hanson – ‘Because gender is big, we expect it to correlate substantially with many features that we care about when assigning people to roles. But this means that even strong correlations of gender with success in particular roles is at best only a weak cause for suspicion about insider-favoring political equilibria. There are just too many other good reasons to expect to see large gender-role correlations.’