How Does Brain Code Differ by Robin Hanson – How does the ‘code’ in our brains systematically differ from software humans currently write? What sort of code will dominate the near future, AI or human emulations?
Politics and Economics:
P A Statistical Myth by Chris Stucchio – ‘Anyone following Nassim Taleb’s dissembling on IQ lately has likely stumbled across an argument, originally created by Cosma Shalizi, which purports to show that the psychometric g is a statistical myth. But I realized that based on this argument, not only is psychometrics a deeply flawed science, but so is thermodynamics!’
No Legal Targets by Duncan Sabien – When people have very few legal targets for their anger they tend to lash out viciously when they find a valid target. This has implications for the current culture war.
Game Analysis Index by Zvi Moshowitz – Index of Zvi’s gaming and game design blogposts. His gaming articles can be freely reposted as long as they link back to the original.
Scrupulosity Sequence: Intuitive Eating by Ozy – Ozy explains the basic logic of intuitive eating: Many food related pathologies go away, at least for many people, when you stop trying to consciously control your food consumption.
Jennifer Doleac On Crime by EconTalk – ‘Research on crime, police, and the unexpected consequences of the criminal justice system. Topics discussed include legislation banning asking job applicants if they’ve been in prison, body cameras for police, the use of DNA databases, the use of Naloxone to prevent death from opioid overdose, and the challenges of being an economist who thinks about crime using the economist’s toolkit.’