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?
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.
Follow ups on The Narrative and Its Discontents: journalists, nerds, politicians, and trolls.
A summary with links of the first 16 posts in the Predictable Identities series.
I'm excited to announce Predictable Identities, a weekly blogchain I am writing for Ribbonfarm.
My first essay for Quillette builds on "The Context is Conflict" to explore the clash between decouplers and contextualizers, why everyone is a hypocrite, who's whose outgroup, how tribalism makes smart people less rational, and what the Intellectual Dark Web can learn about overcoming bias.