Science as Force, science as activity

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 […]

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On the creation of Great Men as a necessity for Scientific Progress

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 […]

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[Stopping note 03.15]

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 […]

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On Additive Meditation

In this essay I start by detailing my experience with additive meditation. I then connect it to a theory of emotionality that makes sense of my experience.   My Experience with Additive Meditation About a month ago I unblocked the ability of playing around with meditation levers. For some reason – which I don’t fully […]

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