Archives

  1. Dennis Rodman is one of the most undervalued players in NBA history (1/10)
  2. Scott Aaronson on QM (1/9)
  3. On Messi (1/8)
  4. Why does the speed of light have the value it does? (1/7)
  5. MathOverflow: a miscellany (Part IV) (1/6)
  6. Why the nagging feeling in some that 0.999… isn’t “really” equal to 1? (1/5)
  7. On the superdollar, and why counterfeiting is hard (1/4)
  8. Terry Bollinger’s “What does it mean for two objects to touch?”  (1/3)
  9. Terry Bollinger’s “What is antimatter?” (1/2)
  10. Planck scale doesn’t imply spacetime discreteness! (1/1)
  11. Big list of physics book recommendations from the Stack Exchange (12/31)
  12. MathOverflow: a miscellany (Part III) (12/30)
  13. Important open problems in general relativity to mathematicians (12/29)
  14. Terry Tao’s “what is a gauge?” (12/28)
  15. Isaac Asimov’s “The relativity of wrong” (12/27)
  16. On examining evidences for points of view, etc (12/26)
  17. Home buying, with a dash of instrumental rationality (12/25)
  18. On Moloch and a Disneyland with no children (12/24)
  19. MathOverflow: a miscellany (Part II) (12/23)
  20. Pickup artists and generalization from one example: miscellaneous comments (12/22)
  21. The Postmodernism Generator and beliefs paying rent (12/21)
  22. African poverty is reducing much faster than you think! (12/20)
  23. Game theory and Schelling points: miscellaneous comments, examples (12/19)
  24. Grothendieck: the rising sea (12/18)
  25. Relations between logic in philosophy and mathematical logic (12/17)
  26. MathOverflow: a miscellany (Part I) (12/16)
  27. Blindsight quotes VIII (relationships are competitions/strategies) (12/15)
  28. Raymond Smullyan’s Planet Without Laughter (12/14)
  29. Philosophical zombies: the movie (12/13)
  30. Effective altruism, efficient charity, and other miscellaneous notes (12/12)
  31. Dead children should be used as a unit of currency (12/11)
  32. Maybe there is no real you – just the yous that you construct to gain acceptance (12/10)
  33. University students evaluate their teachers more positively when they learn less (12/9)
  34. Blindsight quotes VII (would aliens be hostile?) (12/8)
  35. The Best Textbooks on Every Subject (12/7)
  36. On feel-it-in-your-bones understanding (12/6)
  37. Artificial intelligence as a future existential threat: myths and misconceptions (12/5)
  38. On evolution-as-god (part II) (12/4)
  39. On evolution-as-god (12/3)
  40. If a match stops working, so do you (12/2)
  41. Blindsight quotes VI (also, Chinese rooms should be called Chinese planets) (12/1)
  42. The Bortle Dark Sky Scale (11/30)
  43. Holes in philosophy (11/29)
  44. Random sports trivia 911/28)
  45. On the economics of rape, and the validity of criticisms against pornography (11/27)
  46. Is God a Taoist? (Raymond Smullyan) (11/26)
  47. How many ways can words be wrong? (Part I) (11/25)
  48. Blindsight quotes V (birthdays and game theory) (11/24)
  49. Why is it possible for extremely intelligent people to be truly stupid? (11/23)
  50. Grimm 23: The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage (11/22)
  51. On very very large numbers; a repost, with commentary (11/21)
  52. Peter Watts on Reddit (11/20)
  53. After Life by Simon Funk (11/19)
  54. The Thing, by Peter Watts (11/18)
  55. Blindsight quotes IV (self-awareness hinders intelligence) (11/17)
  56. The ad hominem fallacy fallacy (11/16)
  57. Recent landmark math publications (11/15)
  58. Preparing rowdies for better schooling results may not help their long-term prospects in life (11/14)
  59. Do good math jokes exist? (11/13)
  60. An essay on decolonial aesthesis by Michelle K. (11/12)
  61. What’s “truth”? This shouldn’t even be a complicated question (11/11)
  62. Blindsight quotes III (communication between intelligences) (11/10)
  63. Philosophy can be done better! Also, a critical review of Tegmark’s MUH (11/9)
  64. Paul Salopek: snatches of writing (11/8)
  65. Apparently I violated WordPress’ Terms of Service (11/7)
  66. How to sell global warming to conservatives (11/7)
  67. Dawkins’ replicators and vehicles distinction (full article) (11/6)
  68. High Flight and other poems by John Gillespie Magee, Jr (11/5)
  69. On aging and dying (11/4)
  70. Blindsight quotes II (the mind’s frailty) (11/3)
  71. The nature of deep time (11/2)
  72. Nabokov and Hofstadter on translation (11/1)
  73. On plagiarism, by Jonathan Lethem (10/31)
  74. Are our intuitive ethics Newtonian? (10/30)
  75. What’s signaling? (10/30)
  76. Political signaling theories by Robin Hanson (10/29)
  77. Do your opinions function more to signal loyalty and ability than to estimate truth? (10/28)
  78. Blindsight quotes I (on menstruation, and why relationships are doomed to fail) (10/27)
  79. Mark Keith’s constrained writing (10/26)
  80. Digressions loosely related to Scott Aaronson (10/25)
  81. On Ed Witten and innate talent: a winding digression (10/24)
  82. Beyond sentience or no sentience? Freitas and Watts’ “Blindsight” (10/23)
  83. Blindsight by Peter Watts: notes and references (part IV) (10/22)
  84. Blindsight by Peter Watts: notes and references (part III) (10/21)
  85. Ron Maimon and Harvard’s Math 55A (10/20)
  86. Monads are like burritos (10/19)
  87. Blindsight by Peter Watts: notes and references (part II) (10/18)
  88. Blindsight by Peter Watts: notes and references (part I) (10/17)
  89. Let’s stop pretending that politics is about policy (10/16)
  90. Futarchy, superintelligences, and other stuff (10/16)

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