What makes people who hold an extreme opinion think that they represent the majority?
"Of all the corrupters of moral sentiments, therefore, faction and fanaticism have always been by far the greatest." - Adam Smith
Today isn't strange, it's how the world is. It didn't become that way today, we just found out now. So let's deal with this.
Welcome to day 14 of Putanumonit's birthday week celebration! It's time to wrap up the year-in-review and get ready for a couple of serious writing projects. In Zero Agents and Plastic Men I tried to conjure up some new jargon, and it turned out kind of lame and confusing. My buddy Ryan and I came … Continue reading Year 1 Redux – Friends and Rationalists
When economics became impersonal, humanity rose from ragged tribes to a prosperous civilization. It's time for a similar revolution in our morals.
Can you judge what people believe in based on the tribes they belong to? What if they explicitly tell you? And what does this have to do with the fact that only 2% of blacks support Trump?
Can Putanumonit put a number on the divine itself?
In the 17th century, John Locke described an immutable law of nature regarding the prices of goods. So why do we keep raging against it in vain to this day?
Are you having trouble navigating a complex, mathematical universe using a squishy, easily fooled monkey brain? So are we! But we also have something that may help.
An evil spell is making everybody you know ignorant, hateful and irrational. Can you break it?