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Welcome to Less Wrong! (7th thread, December 2014)

Hey... I'm Babblefish. Having posted elsewhere I've been directed to this helpful Welcome thread.

How I got here? friends->HPMOR->Lesswrong blogs-> Project suggestion-> Forum.

Much as I'd love to claim I'm here to meet all you lovely folks, the truth is, I'm mainly here for one reason: I was recently re-reading the original blogs (e-reader form and all that), and noticed a comment by Eliezer something to the effect of "Someone should really write 'The simple mathematics of everything' ". I would like to write that thing.

I'm currently st... (read more)

Open thread, Jan. 12 - Jan. 18, 2015

Welcome Thread- thanks, will go visit.

And yes, I did find that wiki, noticed it was sad and decided... that while the wiki format is nice, I'm not sure if its precisely what is needed here.

Open thread, Jan. 12 - Jan. 18, 2015

When you say "Started writing one of those" Do you mean a blog in general, or a "simple mathematics of everything" in particular? 1000 pages is a pretty decent contribution. What happened to all those pages?

I've encountered proof wiki before- its certainly a useful resource, but perhaps not precisely what I am working towards.

Open thread, Jan. 12 - Jan. 18, 2015

Hey...

I'm new here. Hi.

I was recently re-reading the original blogs (e-reader form and all that), and noticed a comment by Eliezer something to the effect of "Someone should really write 'The simple mathematics of everything' ".

I would like to write that thing.

I'm currently starting my PhD in mathematics, with several relevant side interests (physics, computing, evolutionary biology, story telling), and the intention of teaching/lecturering one day.

Now... If someone's already got this project sorted out (it has been a few years), great... however... (read more)

Any other comments/advice/whatever?

I think I have noticed a frequent failure pattern when people try writing about complicated stuff. It goes like this:

  • Article #1: in which I describe the wide range of stuff I plan to handle in this series of articles
  • Article #2: introduction
  • Article #3: even more introduction, since the introduction from the previous article didn't seem enough
  • Article #4: reaction to some comments in the previous articles
  • Article #5: explaining some misunderstandings in comments in the previous articles
  • Article #6 ...I am a
... (read more)
0IlyaShpitser7ySince you asked, my advice is to not work on ill-posed problems. More concretely, ask your advisor for advice on developing a good nose for problems to work on. Where are you starting?
3shminux7yGood luck. 'The simple mathematics of everything' is not an easy task. Maybe not even doable. But it's a noble goal.
0PrimeMover7yI started writing one of those back in 2005 when my MMath finished. After writing over 1000 pages of loosely-packed LaTeX I discovered ProofWiki which had only just started up. Been writing for it ever since. But I still have that original LaTeX and can at a pinch generate the PDF again (although it's seriously iffy in places). In the meantime if you want to join ProofWiki (google it) then if you can handle the iron-rigid rules for contribution, you'd be more than welcome.
0ilzolende7yWelcome to this website! It's common for new users to introduce themselves on the Welcome thread [http://lesswrong.com/lw/le5/welcome_to_less_wrong_7th_thread_december_2014/]. Unfortunately, while there's already a wiki [http://scratchpad.wikia.com/wiki/Category:The_Simple_Math_of_Everything], it only has 3 pages.