Some people think that there's always group conflict, some people don't. When the former meets the latter, there's group conflict.
Should we believe what is useful to believe over what it true? I attack this question from various angles: wrong "wrongness", murder-Gandhiism, the Gorilla Channel, and fake glasses.
Should I keep trying one diet after another or just accept my figure as it is? I let the voices in my head hash it out.
A guest post offering a window into the world of transactional dating.
Should secular liberals try to get in the head of a conservative philosopher of religion? Yes, if it's all in the pursuit of truth.
A review of Galileo's Middle Finger: a flawed book, a fascinating memoir, and an important manual on defense against the Dark Arts.
Antinatalism isn't just bad philosophy, it's partly based on bad economics. I argue that having kids isn't just good for the kids, it makes the whole world better off.
The Super Bowl Prop Gambling Game for people who don't know anything about football. 20% more degenerate gambling, 50% less saturated fat, 100% money back guarantee!
The nerd you beat up on in high school is already a crypto-millionaire, so what are you waiting for?
Take some advice from Trump and Nick Foles - if you're an underdog you should assume that you're lucky.
Annihilation and Three-Body Problem are two novels that focus on scientist characters, but give radically different answers to "what makes a scientist?" One fictional scientist made me frustrated, and the other changed my life.
The new tax plan appears to make deducting charitable donations harder, but that just means that effective altruists get to have more fun gaming the code. I offer five schemes to get tax benefits from your donations, just remember that I'm not actually a tax lawyer.
Misaligned AI is an existential threat to humanity, and I will match $5,000 of your donations to prevent it.
Update 12/10: this post is tagged hedgehog alert because it touches on a touchy politicized subject, and a reader was disappointed that I neglected to include an actual hedgehog pic. My apologies! Here's a photo of a hedgehog staying cool in the face of global warming, by the world's most amazing hedgehog photographer, Elena Eremina. Does the … Continue reading What if we’re not all wrong?
Putanumonit is now accepting donations, and donations now let you rent my brain if you have use for it.
Slack is freedom: how to measure it, build it and use it. Plus - why did God lie to Abraham?
There are superficial similarities between Mexico City and Moscow, and crucial differences.
Life is all about competition, and competitions are all about winning. Unless they don't have to be.
Wiki thoughts after a week in Hawaii.