Why I Don't Like Scotty Slate Star and His Codex and So Can You


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A philosophically inclined skeptic and friend of several community members and fans of Slate Star Codex seeks to convince us " Scott Alexander is a pseudo-intellectual not worth reading." He will do so by cross-examining and apparently revealing just how poor in quality some of the following several popular SSC posts are, including: Were There Dark Ages?, Book Review: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, I Myself Am a Scientismist, Book Review: Seeing Like A State, How the West Was Won, and Against Murderism.

It will likely be done in the style of a colloquium, so sort of a lecture that will field questions during and after the presentation.