I haven’t posted in like forever, and so I wanted it to be special. I finally have something special to say, so here we are. I feel a great deal of affinity for David Chapman. This is because, like him, I see the rationality community for what it is: So close, just nearly perfect… but […]Read more "The Cure."
1. Zeno of Elea was a Greek guy who for some obscure reason really hated motion (1). To have every future Wikipedia reader know how much he hated it, he devised a bunch of paradoxes that proved motion to be an illusion (He was a philosopher on his spare time.). One of them was the […]Read more "In defense of not updating in response to arguments"
Now, one could say that I was too tough on science yesterday. One would be wrong. I comprehend that while under the spell of an ideology it is difficult to break out. Fish in water. Small pieces of evidence won’t make it happen – one needs to be slapped in the face with reality, one needs […]Read more "Science is politics, politics is war, war is deception, psychology is a lie."
Few things pain more than observing someone asking the right question and then excusing themselves from answering due to their preconceptions. Andrew Critch writes, talking about EAs/Rationalists: “This is, of course, an exaggerated description of a problem, but nonetheless, I think a problem exists here to some real degree. At least a good 20 or […]Read more "Science as Force, science as activity"
Science progresses via great men and plebeian men Science progresses in two main ways. The first is via the plebeian activity of puzzle-solving during normal science. The second is via the impressive activity of conceptual creation during revolutionary science. There is an extant theory of multiple discovery which claims that “most scientific discoveries and inventions […]Read more "On the creation of Great Men as a necessity for Scientific Progress"
The very first time I did something that was in the vicinity of psychotherapy, stuff just came pouring out. Partially because I have good access, mostly because I had things building up inside for very, very long. When I started this blog I had the same experience – I was overwhelmed with the things that […]Read more "[Stopping note 03.15]"
(This is a report, wrote today about what happened to me about 10 min. ago) My sleep was terrible last night. I slept 3 hours then woke up and stayed up for 5:30 hours then got 3 more. I then went out of the house. I noticed that life felt way different: like everything had […]Read more "My experience with depersonalization/derealization"