I'm looking at notebook from 3 years ago, and reading some scribbles from past me excitedly describing how they think they've pieced together that anger and the desire to punish are adaptations produced by evolution because they had good game theoretic properties. In the haste of the writing, and in the number of exclamation marks used, I can see that this was a huge realization for me. It's surprising how absolutely normal and "obvious" the idea is to me now. I can only remember a glimmer of the "holy shit!"ness that I felt at the time. It's so easy to forget that I haven't always thought the way I currently do. As if I'm typical-minding my past self.
In light of reading through Raemon's shortform feed, I'm making my own. Here will be smaller ideas that are on my mind.