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.
Rationalists did amazingly well with COVID. Will this inspire everyone else to embrace rationality? I see a few obstacles on the way.
Victimhood is a hot product, and many are selling it. But it's not worth the price.
Choices, anxiety, and why I haven't written anything in a month.
A blogging collaboration with the machine that will replace me.
Some reasons why I use my real name online, both personal and with regard to the truth.
"The better you do the more you should bet on yourself" is a lesson from finance you can apply everywhere.
The collapse of authority leads to anxiety. Anxiety leads to outrage. Outrage leads to fear. Fear leads to submission. Don't submit.
Results from my research project on personality traits and mating success.
Tesla wealth hypocrisy billionaire.
Trump Musk Trump Musk COVID.
Misogynist racist Silicon Valley.
Please fill out my research survey by 5/18. The results will be published on Putanumonit soon!
Do incels exist? A psychography of memes, suffering, community, and radical acceptance.
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".