The Cure.

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 […]

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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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