An overview of Putanumonit for new readers.
What if you just modeled your partner well enough to do what they would want without needing to ask? And what if you tried this from the first date?
Everyone complains that dating isn't working, but no one want to put the work into dating. Here are 10 reasons why.
In a world of conflict between men and women, consent negotiation is required. But the focus on consent to the exclusion of everything else is what brought this world about.
The NYT calls an end to sex-positivity blaming the patriarchy, and the trads agree while blaming the women. But I wouldn't give up on the opposite sex just yet.
Beginners need explicit rules, masters need to forget them. I propose a general model of learning, ask you not to "be yourself", speculate on AI, and teach you how to crush it on Twitter.
In which inflation is indicated, Spaniards are perverted, nerve is lost, and units are standardized.
My worst financial investment was not buying vodka, but everyone else is ever crazier on the subject of money.
A conversation with anonymous about emotions, billionaires, submission, Plato, and why individual identity is a mistake.
All the dating stories from my previous life that somehow managed not to crush my optimism about romance.
My Quillette article on sex negativity and follow-up thoughts on fuckability, why sex is bad so often, the preservation of ambiguity, and the value of blogs.
Thinking about the impact of my writing upon finding out that it may have been much greater than I thought.
Rationality is knowing better than to sell your soul for a few dollars, even if you don't believe you have one.
A roundup of podcasts and upcoming online chats.
Follow ups on The Narrative and Its Discontents: journalists, nerds, politicians, and trolls.
Confirmation bias is the biggest obstacle to Rationality, and often the least understood. We need to rethink it through the lens of brains evolved in bodies and made for action, not argument.
My current probability estimate with regards to the new COVID strain discovered in the UK and the US response. 1 in 3 says we're f***ed.
Review of the LessWrong 2018 essay collection on epistemology, from how it smells to what it says about the state of the Rationality community in 2020.
What is a good life? What can mere numbers offer on this question? They offer freedom from other people's stories, and insight into yourself.
Celebrating Putanumonit's 5th birthday with some writing tips I picked up along the way.
The internet wants to put our self-expression in neat boxes, but there's no reason to play along.