Whales are queering the fish-mammal binary
Category: consciousness and the brain
Humans think in concepts and perceive ourselves living in physical reality, but babies aren't born doing either. We learn these things slowly, and not by reading. So who will teach them to GPT?
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.
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.
Hunting for subjective consciousness in the Old Testament.
Summary of the book club discussion and my many thoughts on the first part of Julian Jaynes' "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind".
Coronavirus revealed a great crisis of sensemaking, which means it has also created a great opportunity.
I'm excited to announce Predictable Identities, a weekly blogchain I am writing for Ribbonfarm.
Everything I believe in explained by a single chart I don't understand.