Ezra Klein thinks that his haters hate progress and equality. I think they mostly just hate him.
Before describing a philosophy of everything, it's important to distinguish between properties of reality and properties of minds.
The first part of an extensive interview with Dr. Geoffrey Miller covers effective altruism, AI, and rationality.
Is rationality a religion? If so, it's a really crappy one.
Everyone is writing about stuff I wrote about, just better.
On the eve of Powerball mania, some advice on making the most of lotteries (whether you play or not) using the power of math and optimism.
An evil spell is making everybody you know ignorant, hateful and irrational. Can you break it?
To welcome my wonderful fellow SlateStarCodexers and Redditors here's a brief artistic intermission. New readers: did you know this blog buys you drinks? Usual geekery resumes Monday. The Other Path When you ask for truth and are offered illusion, When senses deceive you and reasoning lies I'll show you the path through the murky confusion, Just follow and close your … Continue reading The Other Path
This blog lives by a two-part creed: You can put a number on anything if you try hard enough (number quality not guaranteed, see store for details). Once you put a number on something, you improve your understanding and decision making (even if the number isn't of prime quality). At the core of this belief is the idea that … Continue reading We Hold These Truths