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.
Family and friends of the groom and bride, we are gathered here today to join this young couple in the union of permanent cooperation in the iterated prisoner's dilemma. They are happy to share this moment with all their guests, and are grateful that you provide the social pressure that allows them to commit to … Continue reading The Wedding Ceremony
How to deal with a world gone crazy? Triple book review of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Zoo City, and The Mark and the Void.
The view from just outside the millennialest social class.
What my old job taught me about company culture and diversity.
Is WalMart helping poor people or is welfare helping WalMart? Part 1 of a series on ways to understand the minimum wage.
A visual explanation of statistical power and an eschatology of psychology.