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".
Coronavirus revealed a great crisis of sensemaking, which means it has also created a great opportunity.
The Economist wrote about how I date, the New York Times wrote about where I live, a podcaster chatted with me about free energy, and we're going to figure out how consciousness relates to brain structure in Putanumonit's bicameral book club.
My military career began, ended, and came full circle on guard duty at the border with Egypt.
Information on the coronavirus is widely available, and it doesn't look positive. So why is everyone waiting for permission to do something about it?
Morality is best explored not in decontextualized thought experiments, but in the heat of video game action.
Progressive women complain about men and post hot selfies for Bernie, right-wing guys learn seduction and whine about hypergamy. When politics sets the sexes against each other, it's all about the ratio.
Most bisexual women only date guys - it's easy, familiar, and accepted. This is where Sana Al-Badri comes in.
People seek being worthy of intimacy more than they seek intimacy. That's not a good thing.
An overview of Putanumonit for new readers.
Life advice from my most popular Twitter thread ever.
It's obvious to some people that Rationality can improve your life, and equally obvious to others that it won't - the latter group includes Daniel Kahneman and Scott Alexander. Who's right? And how would we know?
Video games are a massively popular story art form, but there is little good writing about them online. Well, here's some writing about video games and the stories they tell.
Making a market combines probability estimates with measures of confidence and risk. It's good practice in finance, and good practice for Bayesians.
Resolving the world feels exactly the same as creating it.
Are Rationalists just a polyamory community? And if not, what explains the connection between the two? I dig deep into the data, and reach some unexpected conclusions.
Please fill out my short research survey on the beliefs and habits of my readers. The results, along with my hypotheses, will be published on Putanumonit. The survey is anonymous, multiple-choice, and should take 5 minutes to complete. If you have any comments about the survey, feel free to post them below. Thank you! … Continue reading Short Survey on Beliefs and Habits
Discussing trauma, epistemic rationality, free will, acid, and the void with Aella.